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ADATA Introduces XM13 mSATA Solid State Drives

By - Source: ADATA PR | B 15 comments

ADATA Technology has launched the XM13 mSATA SSD based on the latest SandForce Controller.

ADATA joins the likes of OCZ, Intel, SanDisk, Kingston and others to the mSATA SSD market. The XM13 will be available in 30 GB and 60 GB capacities. The XM13 utilizes a SATA 3.0 Gb/s interface, 25nm MLC (multi-level cell) NAND flash memory, and utilizes a SandForce controller. The drive is designed for compact devices and Intel Z68 motherboards that utilize Intel's Smart Response Technology.

ADATA states the performance for the XM13 on sequential transfer rates to be up to 280 MB/s read and 260 MB/s write. Random read/write performance is listed at 12,500 IOPS. It measures 2.0" x 1.2" x 0.16", weighs 7 grams, and has a MTBF of 1.2 million hours.

Specifications
TypemSATA XM13
Capacity
30 GB
60 GB
Form factorFull-size mSATA
Dimensions2.0 x 1.2 x 0.16 inches
Weight
7g
Interface3Gb/sec
Performance(Max)

Read: 280MB / Sec.

Write: 260MB/ Sec.

Random Write & Read IOPS: 12500

Operating temperature0℃-70℃
Reliability MTBF1,200,000 hours
Shock resistance1500G/0.5ms

ADATA XM13 30 GB looks to be priced in the $75 range, and the 60 GB in the $130 range. Read more on the benefits of a mSATA and their performance from two of Tom's Hardware's Reviews: Intel SSD 310 80 GB: Little Notebooks Get Big Storage Flexibility & Hands-On: A Second mSATA-Based SSD Emerges

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    house70 , October 11, 2011 4:12 PM
    Still more than $2/Gb...
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    soundping , October 11, 2011 4:22 PM
    Still a over priced thumb drive. lol
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    jacobdrj , October 11, 2011 4:31 PM
    I'd love this if I could find a laptop that would support it... Does anybody have a list/resource to look at to determine what laptops have msata?
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    Homeboy2 , October 11, 2011 4:51 PM
    Here come the stupid " I want a SSD for a dollar" comments.
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    gogogadgetliver , October 11, 2011 4:57 PM
    Ah such timing. I'm just about to RMA a different SSD from ADATA. Jackholes.
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    JohnnyLucky , October 11, 2011 5:03 PM
    Are the ssd's offered by Adata manufactred/assembled by Adata or are they rebadged?
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    drwho1 , October 11, 2011 6:10 PM
    homeboy2Here come the stupid " I want a SSD for a dollar" comments.


    Silly, I would gladly pay $20 dollars for a 60GB SSD.
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    ProDigit10 , October 11, 2011 6:20 PM
    if there are no issues with booting from this device it could be a nice netbook drive!
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    jacobdrj , October 11, 2011 6:37 PM
    ProDigit10if there are no issues with booting from this device it could be a nice netbook drive!

    The question is: What netbooks have MSATA?
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    agnickolov , October 11, 2011 6:44 PM
    What I find really hard to believe is the weight. 7 grams? That's what's called feather-light, literally...
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    joytech22 , October 11, 2011 9:01 PM
    homeboy2Here come the stupid " I want a SSD for a dollar" comments.


    Well I would pay $150 AUSD for a 480GB SSD but.. A dollar for an SSD sounds a lot better. ;) 
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    sid_nag , October 11, 2011 9:08 PM
    joytech22Well I would pay $150 AUSD for a 480GB SSD but.. A dollar for an SSD sounds a lot better.

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    jacobdrj , October 11, 2011 9:09 PM
    joytech22Well I would pay $150 AUSD for a 480GB SSD but.. A dollar for an SSD sounds a lot better.

    If they paid me a commission to use their SSD, that would be fantastic...
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    chickenhoagie , October 11, 2011 11:05 PM
    Awww Tom's why did you delete the spam post? i had the perfect comeback for that beeitch.
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    WyomingKnott , October 13, 2011 5:35 PM
    acer74I guess this says a lot about how hot they run. lol

    Is that some kind of catchphrase? Third time I've seen it today, only one in a thread with any reference to heat. I am confused.