Solid State Drives continue to develop in two areas exponentially, storage capacity and size. Kingmax has opted to focus on the second area with its release of the new compact mSATA MMP30 SSD. The new drive is an economical compact upgrade that is designed with the latest tablets, ultrabooks, and other small form factor systems in mind.
The Kingmax mSATA MMP30 SSD uses the SATA II 6GB/s interface, and meets the latest Ultrabook Standards (see Intel’s standards). Additionally the drive is equipped with a high performance LSI Sanforce controller, and boast sequential write and read speeds of up to 520MB/s and 320 MB/s respectively. The Kingmax mSATA MMP30 SSD also complies with JEDEC MO-300B specifications, making the drive suitable for use in small form factor or embedded systems like tablet PCs.
The new SSD should also prove useful to gamers as an economical upgrade. With a motherboard that supports mSATA and Intel Smart Response Technology (SRT), the drive can be configured through the SRT to set the cache memory between the hard drive and the system memory. This means that gamers could potentially use the MMP30 mSATA as a secondary drive, relying on standard hard disk drives for their storage capacity, while simultaneously using the MMP30 for its speed and performance.
The mSATA MMP30 SSD offers three storage models 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB.