mSATA & 1.8" SATA SSDs available

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    {{ CLICK HERE }} for 1.8" microSATA SSD list

    Color coded value recommendations: COL=high perf COL=good value. Ranked by 4kb random reads (which feels faster). ​

    mSATA SSDs

    mSATA drive
    +order link​
    Price $US
    per GB​
    Perf@AHCI
    Win7
    trim
    low
    pwr​
    Notes​
    4kb.q=1|32
    seq
    Samsung PM830Samsung??484|266
    yes​
    yes​
    review
    Crucial M488SS9174-BLD21.0-1.2465|260
    yes​
    yes​
    review
    Micron ReadSSD C40088SS9174-BLD2??
    28|??​
    453|193
    yes​
    no​
    review: compares OCZ, Renice, Intel mSATA SSDs
    Mushkin AtlasSF2281??
    yes​
    yes​
    ASYNC flash, 240GB capacity, faster
    Renice K3VLAR-3SF22811.9
    yes​
    yes​
    Runcore T50SF22813.0-3.3269|181
    yes​
    yes​
    Review-120GB
    Renice X3 &SF12222.5-4.0219|106
    yes​
    yes​
    Review 120GB.
    Runcore I50SF12222.6-3.3
    -​
    -
    yes​
    yes​
    Intel 310Intel2.4-2.5214|86
    yes​
    yes​
    Review. X220 bench.
    OCZ NoctiSF21*11.9-2.3113|80
    yes​
    yes​
    Review-120GB.
    ADATA XM13SF21412.4-2.5
    -​
    -
    yes​
    yes​
    Samsung PM810Samsung-
    16|128​
    230|142​
    yes​
    yes​
    Review-64GB
    MyDigital BulletproofPhison PS31051.5-1.6
    8|74​
    206|164​
    yes​
    yes​
    Review-128GB, Review-64GB.
    Kingston mS100Phison1.6-1.9
    ??|44​
    255|170
    yes​
    yes​

    NOTE: mSATA and mPCIe SATA SSDs have different pinouts, so require modding like shown to make them interchangeable.
    NOTE: Neither mSATA nor mPCIe SATA SSDs can be used in wifi slots


    PC notebooks with mSATA slots:

    • Acer: Iconia Tab W500
    • ASUS Eee Slate EP121
    • Dell: M4500, M4600, M6400, M6500, M6600, 14Z (5423), 15R-SE (7520), 17R-SE (7720), Vostro 3360/3460/3560
    • Fusion Garage JOOJOO
    • Google: CR-48 Chrome
    • HP: DM4T-3xxx, Envy 15-3xxx, Envy 17-3xxx, Folio 13
    • Lenovo: K26, K47A, K47G
    • Lenovo IdeaPad: Y460, Y470, Y480; Y560, Y570, Y580
    • Lenovo ThinkPad: X220, X230; T420s, T430s; T420, T430; T520, T530; L420, L430; L520, L530; W520, W530
    • Lenovo ThinkPad Edge: E220s; E320, E330; E420s, E430s; E420, E430; E520, E530
    • MSI: Windpad 110W
    • LG: P330
    • Samsung: Series-7, Series-9, Series-5 Chromebook
    • Ultrabooks: Asus UX21/UX31, Toshiba Z835/Z830, Lenovo U300, etc.
    • WeTab

    1.8" microSATA SSDs
    {{ CLICK HERE }} for 1.8" microSATA SSD list

    Color coded value recommendations: COL=high perf COL=good value. Ranked by 4kb random reads (which feels faster). ​

    mSATA SSDs

    mSATA drive
    +order link​
    Price $US
    per GB​
    Perf@AHCI
    Win7
    trim
    low
    pwr​
    Notes​
    4kb.q=1|32
    seq
    Samsung PM830Samsung??484|266
    yes​
    yes​
    review
    Crucial M488SS9174-BLD21.0-1.2465|260
    yes​
    yes​
    review
    Micron ReadSSD C40088SS9174-BLD2??
    28|??​
    453|193
    yes​
    no​
    review: compares OCZ, Renice, Intel mSATA SSDs
    Mushkin AtlasSF2281??
    yes​
    yes​
    ASYNC flash, 240GB capacity, faster
    Renice K3VLAR-3SF22811.9
    yes​
    yes​
    Runcore T50SF22813.0-3.3269|181
    yes​
    yes​
    Review-120GB
    Renice X3 &SF12222.5-4.0219|106
    yes​
    yes​
    Review 120GB.
    Runcore I50SF12222.6-3.3
    -​
    -
    yes​
    yes​
    Intel 310Intel2.4-2.5214|86
    yes​
    yes​
    Review. X220 bench.
    OCZ NoctiSF21*11.9-2.3113|80
    yes​
    yes​
    Review-120GB.
    ADATA XM13SF21412.4-2.5
    -​
    -
    yes​
    yes​
    Samsung PM810Samsung-
    16|128​
    230|142​
    yes​
    yes​
    Review-64GB
    MyDigital BulletproofPhison PS31051.5-1.6
    8|74​
    206|164​
    yes​
    yes​
    Review-128GB, Review-64GB.
    Kingston mS100Phison1.6-1.9
    ??|44​
    255|170
    yes​
    yes​

    NOTE: mSATA and mPCIe SATA SSDs have different pinouts, so require modding like shown to make them interchangeable.
    NOTE: Neither mSATA nor mPCIe SATA SSDs can be used in wifi slots


    PC notebooks with mSATA slots:

    • Acer: Iconia Tab W500
    • ASUS Eee Slate EP121
    • Dell: M4500, M4600, M6400, M6500, M6600, 14Z (5423), 15R-SE (7520), 17R-SE (7720), Vostro 3360/3460/3560
    • Fusion Garage JOOJOO
    • Google: CR-48 Chrome
    • HP: DM4T-3xxx, Envy 15-3xxx, Envy 17-3xxx, Folio 13
    • Lenovo: K26, K47A, K47G
    • Lenovo IdeaPad: Y460, Y470, Y480; Y560, Y570, Y580
    • Lenovo ThinkPad: X220, X230; T420s, T430s; T420, T430; T520, T530; L420, L430; L520, L530; W520, W530
    • Lenovo ThinkPad Edge: E220s; E320, E330; E420s, E430s; E420, E430; E520, E530
    • MSI: Windpad 110W
    • LG: P330
    • Samsung: Series-7, Series-9, Series-5 Chromebook
    • Ultrabooks: Asus UX21/UX31, Toshiba Z835/Z830, Lenovo U300, etc.
    • WeTab

    1.8" microSATA SSDs

    PLEASE NOTE: mSATA-to-microSATA adapters are available. It may be in your best interest to consider a mSATA SSD + mSATA-to-microSATA adapter. These may provide better performance than the microSATA SSDs presented below.

    1.8" sata drive
    +order link​
    Price $US
    per GB​
    Perf@AHCI
    Win7
    trim
    low
    pwr​
    Notes​
    4kb.q=1|32
    seq
    Crucial RealSSD C300C3002.0
    30|204​
    279/185
    yes​
    no​
    Bench-128GB. Review & - high power.
    Renice X3 &SF12222.1-5.2
    30|173​
    217/140
    yes​
    yes​
    Sample performance. Review-60GB.
    OCZ Vertex 2SF12222.1-3.0
    30|173​
    217/140
    yes​
    yes​
    Review.
    Intel X18M G2Intel1.8-3.0
    22|153​
    229/83
    yes​
    yes​
    Review. 80/160/240GB
    Intel 320 (G3)Intel2.0238/168
    yes​
    yes​
    Bench-300GB
    OWC Mercury Aura ProSF21811.6-2.9
    18|134​
    240/168
    yes​
    yes​
    Bench-120GB.
    OWC Mercury Aura ProSF1222???
    ???|75​
    199/118
    yes​
    yes​
    Review-120GB.
    Samsung 470Samsung
    12|129​
    250|238
    yes​
    yes​
    Bench-258GB.
    MyDigital BulletproofPhison PS31051.4-2.0
    12|82​
    255/203​
    yes​
    yes​
    Review-128GB
    Runcore ProIVIndilinx BF1.9-2.2
    22|64​
    228/148
    yes​
    no​
    Review.
    Photofast V3Indilinx BF3.7-7.0
    29|-​
    185/90
    yes​
    no​
    Review.
    THNS128GG4BAAA-NToshiba??
    19|N/A​
    236/209
    yes​
    no​
    Review. Lenovo OEM part.
    Kingston V+180Samsung RB222.0-2.3
    19|N/A​
    222/163
    yes​
    ??​
    Bench. -Slow multithreaded perf.
    Samsung PB22-JSamsung RB22??
    17|26​
    208/137
    yes​
    yes​
    Bench. &
    Samsung 100/80Samsung??[CENTER]15|N/A[/CENTER]100/93[CENTER]no[/CENTER][CENTER]yes[/CENTER][URL="http://forum.notebookreview.com/lenovo-ibm/405441-t400s-ssd-slc-mlc-2.html#post5163334"]Bench[/URL].
    5400rpm HDDsata??[CENTER]0|1[/CENTER]50/47[CENTER]no[/CENTER][CENTER]no[/CENTER][URL="http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=5827&p=2"]Bench[/URL]

    Explanatory notes:
    ??: discontinued. Can check ebay for used units.
    N/A: no data available or drive doesn't support NCQ to allow multiqueued benchmarking.


    Notes
    1. Compatible adapters that can use these SSDs in 2.5" systems
      - microSATA-to-SATA: US$13, US$35
      - mSATA-to-SATA: US$22
      - microSATA-to-IDE: US$15 &

    2. A SATA-I interface tops out at < 130MB/s.

    3. You can achieve much higher read/write performance by using your SATA controller in AHCI mode. If you do this, the NCQ will provide better 4KB performance than you would get in IDE mode. shown.

    4. If you have an optical drive then could also do a DIY: Adding SSD or HDD storage using an optical bay caddy using a 2.5" SATA SSD/HDD.

    5. Some SSDs don't have TRIM support.Use Tony Trim to help GC along. Note: XP/VISTA doesn't support TRIM. Only Win7 and up does.

    6. flashfire accelerator increases small file writes on older SSDs.

    PC notebooks with 1.8" microSATA drives:

    • Dell Latitude E4200, XT2
    • Fujitsu P163
    • HP Elitebook: 2530P/2540P, 2730P/2740P
    • HP Envy 13, 14, 15
    • Lenovo Thinkpad: X300/X301, T400s/T410s
    • Samsung X360
    • Sony VAIO P, TT

    Please post any new microSATA/mSATA SSD details/Bench results in this thread so they can be included in these tables.
     
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  2. Rachel

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    Samsung Samsung PB22-CS3 FDE
    256GB 1.8 TRIM-the 2.5 variant out performs the 1.8 SSD a little. With the 2.5 drive you can hit 220/185 in CDM but not with the 1.8 drive.

    Some benchmarks
    [​IMG][​IMG]
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  3. Musuta

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    @nando4

    where is clear samsung 0VB directly from samsung in your chart? ;)
     
  4. Axas

    Axas Notebook Consultant

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    I just bought a new intel 1.8 160gb G1 for 150$US. What the difference between G1 nd G2 in term of speed? I gotta look into the tony guide, thanks.
     
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    Not sure how to integrate that info in the table. Do I have half the results since it's RAID-0? Or can you bench one of them without RAID? I'm surprised at the 4kb-Q=32 results. Looks like the Sammies can't do AHCI.

    G1 speed is supposely onpar with the G2. You do however miss out on TRIM, so would need a Tony Trim or sdelete to help GC along to maintain high write speed.
     
  6. Musuta

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    Yes its RAID just make it half those numbers and you will get one SSD ..
    yes its not the best ssd but its ok am happy ..
    and it can do AHCI no problem why not ? ..
     
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    Your results look onpar to Rachel's PB22J ones here. Maybe Rachel could run CDM 3.0 to get 4kb Q=32 results as well?

    It can run AHCI but doesn't appear to benefit from AHCI's NCQ mode. Others like the X18M G2, C300, SF1222 are getting > 150MB/s 4kbQ=32 multithreaded reads.
     
  8. Musuta

    Musuta Notebook Consultant

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    what does it mean onpar?

    these benchmarks may vary
    if i run it again the numbers will be different ..
    but these 1.8'' are exactly the same as Rachel's just different firmware code

    @Rachel
    .. my 1.8'' actualy did HIT 220 and 190 (not raid 0)
     
  9. Rachel

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    Musuta are you using the 1.8 SSD with some kind of adapter? I am using it in an ultraportable laptop that only takes 1.8 Microsata SSD's. I think there might be a difference there. I'm interested in seeing results from others that use this in 1.8 systems such as my own. I can't get my results any higher than that, i've tried.


    Edited to add:
    These are my CDM3 results run at 500MB. I am using the latest Intel storage drivers and drive is quite empty and i turned system restore of. I've never seen my drive get over 210 and the write scores are weaker than the 2.5 Samsung/Corsair G2 drive in my SZ . Either way though 206 is near enough to the advertised 220 lol. I've though certainly seen some very good results for the 2.5 drive.


    [​IMG]

    I've also used the 1.8 128GB PBJJ2 and these were my results
    [​IMG]



    Btw, this is a benchmark for the Intel 160GB X-18M used in a Sony TT.

    As this is a thread about benchmarks this is my Sony TT in RAID using 128x2 PB22J with the latest Intel storage drivers and write back cache disabled as it did not improve my scores.

    [​IMG]
     

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    while true in general, so far my g1 never needed anything over the last 1.5 years (is it really that long? woah), and still performs great. write speed is still high, all is fine.

    i guess with my next laptop, i'll get the g3.
     
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