Which mSATA drives would you recommend?

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  1. jaug1337

    jaug1337 de_dust2

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    So as the title states, I'm on dry ground here guys.. would appreciate every suggestions whatsoever!

    But so far, help my out.

    • Brand
    • Size
    • Speed, Read/Write
    • Review(s) /eventually link to a review, of your own or online :)

    Thanks in advance :D
     
  2. MyDigitalSSD

    MyDigitalSSD Company Representative

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    In my opinion the absolute best price to performance ratio SSD on the market today and I mean today because things will change (ours will take the top spot for the mix of P/P again in a few weeks) is the A-Data 60GB XM13. What does it have that others don't. Synchronous DDR2 Flash Chips, SF-2141 saves you battery power, the fastest 60GB mSATA, and a price of around $100 shipped.

    I just got done testing one and it flat out fly's for a 60GB. To date I have not tested or seen any 60GB tested that is as fast.

    MyDigitalSSD
     
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    can you advise where can we get one of those Adata drives in the UK?
     
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    sgogeta4 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I am unable to post links publicly but give MyDigitalDiscount a call or live chat and I guaranty you could have one in your hands before the weekend in the UK.

    GL

    MyDigitalSSD
     
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    Thanks! Detailed answer :)
    Perfect, I was wondering if there were such a thing as a category for mSATA reviews, thanks ;)
     
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    There need to be a few questions answered with respect to your need...

    SATA 2 or SATA 3?
    Does capacity matter?
    Pricepoint?

    Best consumer SATA 3 right now would either be the Runcore T50 or Samsung PM830, however, the Memoright MS-701 should be available to the consumer next week which will be top dog for performance and capacity.

    As well, the Crucial mSATA should be out shortly and, last but not least, for SATA 2...Renice just released a 240GB SF based SSD but the price point is like 700 bucks (yuk)

    Strictly value.... MyDigitalSSD but it is SATA 2 and only comes in a max 128GB capacity.
     
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    Just and FYI to everyone that is not well versed in SSD Size matters the higher GB Size the faster the SSD will be as long as it is made of of the same parts.

    So never take a benchmark and think it will translate to another GB Size Drive in the same family.

    The A-Data 60GB is the largest that can be built today in its family at a good price because it is a 4 channel controller and therefor you can only use 4 flash chips on the board. 16GB DDR2 flash chips can be found for a good price while 32GB DDR2 flash chips are very expensive.

    Also there is a difference in buying DDR and DDR2 (AKA ASynchronous and synchronous) flash based SSD's the main diff is that in most cases the DDR2 flash can give you higher sustainable flat line performance even with a full drive while regular DDR flash will slow down some as you fill up your drive. There is usually a large premium for DDR2 based SSD's an that is why I think the A-Data XM13 is the best choice as of today. It has all the best possible parts available for its GB Size vs. any other of that GB Size and the price is very good.

    Hope that helps some of you guys.

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    Yes I would definitely agree as far as value per GB is concerned our 128GB 32nm Bullet Proof is still the top dog.

    I have some pots and pans warming up so for anyone on the sidelines on getting an mSATA drive and are going to be looking for pure performance and high capacity at a fair price stay on the sidelines for 1 month or buy one of these 60GB Adata's to hold you over.

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    SATA 2 seems like the correct option for me.
     
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