Home > News > ADATA Starts Shipping XM-13 mSATA SSD
NewsSolid State Drives

ADATA Starts Shipping XM-13 mSATA SSD

ADATA XM-13

ADATA started shipping its XM13 family of Sandforce-driven solid state drives (SSDs) in the mSATA form-factor. The XM13 was spotted at this year's Computex tradeshow, held in June, in Taiwan. ADATA is promising capacities and speeds comparable to SSDs in the 2.5-inch form-factor, and endurance that makes it fit for SSD caching on motherboards with mSATA slots and SSD-caching technologies such as Intel Smart Response.

ADATA started shipping its XM13 family of Sandforce-driven solid state drives (SSDs) in the mSATA form-factor. The XM13 was spotted at this year's Computex tradeshow, held in June, in Taiwan. ADATA is promising speeds comparable to larger SSDs in the 2.5-inch form-factor, and endurance that makes it fit for SSD caching on motherboards with mSATA slots and technologies such as Intel Smart Response.

ADATA XM13 is available in capacities of 30 GB and 60 GB. At the heart of ADATA XM13 is Sandforce SF-1200 controller, wired to four Intel-made MLC NAND flash chips. The controller supports SATA 3 Gbps interface. ADATA is advertising sequential transfer rates of up to 280 MB/s reads and 260 MB/s writes. Random read/write throughput figure given out is 12,500 IOPS. With a MTBF is 1.2 million hours, and shock resistence of 1500G/0.5ms the XM13 is touted to be extremely durable. 

ADATA XM13 30 GB is priced in the US $70 to $80 range, and the 60 GB variant in the $125 to $135 range.

TeamVR
http://vrzone.com
VR-Zone is a leading online technology news publication reporting on bleeding edge trends in PC and mobile gadgets, with in-depth reviews and commentaries.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Read previous post:
Intel Charts Out SSD Roadmap for 2012

Intel has plans for the solid state drive (SSD) market that look deep into 2012. It is becoming increasingly clear...

Close