40a ADATA Starts Shipping XM 13 mSATA SSD

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.

40a ADATA Starts Shipping XM 13 mSATA SSD

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. 

39a ADATA Starts Shipping XM 13 mSATA SSD

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