Kingston Announces M.2 2280 SATA SSD

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Kingston has announced a new M.2 2280 SATA SSD, which has dimension of  22mm x 80mm. This SSD has thin, caseless and compact form factor and ideal for new notebook platforms such as Ultrabooks, smaller design embedded systems, ultra-thin computing devices and motherboards that support the recently released Intel Z97 chipset. M.2 2280 SATA SSD will be available initially in the 120GB capacity with 240GB and 480GB to follow in Q3. It is backed by a three-year warranty and free technical support.

kingston_digital_ships_m_2_sata_ssds_5_june_2014M.2 2280 SATA SSD features advanced garbage collection, wear leveling and TRIM support to keep drive performance consistent over the life of the drive. SATA DevSleep allows efficient power management and minimal power consumption while also allowing devices to stay on and connected without necessarily reducing battery life. M.2 2280 SSD also features firmware-based power-loss protection to maintain data integrity in case of unexpected power loss or unsafe shutdown.

M.2 2280 SATA SSD Features & Specifications:

  • Popular M.2 Size: 22mm width, 80mm length
  • NAND Flash memory-based: shock-resistant with lower power consumption
  • Supports Intel’s SRT: combines capacity advantage of HDD with performance improvements of SSD in dual-storage configuration
  • Supports S.M.A.R.T.: monitors the status of your drive
  • Supports TRIM: maintains maximum performance of compatible operating systems
  • Guaranteed: 3-year warranty and free technical support
  • Form factor: M.2 2280
  • Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0
  • Capacities: 120GB
  • Weight : 7.36g
  • Baseline Performance2:

-Compressible Data Transfer (ATTO): 550MB/s Read and 520MB/s Write
-Incompressible Data Transfer (AS-SSD and CrystalDiskMark):500MB/s Read and 330MB/s Write

IOMETER: Maximum Random 4k Read/Write up to 66,000/ up to 65,000 IOPS
Random 4k Read/Write up to 46,000/ up to 4,500 IOPS

-PCMARK Vantage HDD Suite Score: 56,000

-PCMARK 8 Storage Bandwidth: 215 MB/s

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