Adata has launched the XPG SX300 and Premier Pro SP300 mSATA SSDs. These mSATA storage devices are placed in special sockets, present on select motherboards. The combination of an mSATA SSD for caching, with a hard disk, increases performance significantly.
The XPG SX300 has a SATA600 interface, reaching speeds of up to 550 MB/s for reading and 505 MB/s for writing. Up to 85.000 IOPS can be processed during 4k random writes. The XPG SX300 SSD will be available in capacities of 64, 128 and 256 gigabyte.
The second SSD, the Premier Pro SP300, uses a SATA300 interface, resulting in speeds of 280 MB/s and 206 MB/s for reading and writing. 4k random write operations are specified at 46.000 IOPS. This SSD will also be available in several capacities, including 24, 32 and 64 gigabyte versions.
Adata reports that a special firmware should cause the NAND flash chips to be used more efficiently than competing SandForce-based SSDs, increasing storage capacity by 7 percent. Both SSDs have TRIM functionality and offer support to Intel's Smart Reponse Technology.
The XPG SX300 is available at a price of $90 for the 64 GB model. The 128 and 256 gigabyte versions cost $150 and $300, respectively. The cheaper Premier Pro SP300 comes in 24, 32 and 64 GB versions, which are priced $50, $60 and $80.
The Adata XPG SX300 SSD
Adata's Premier Pro SP300 SSD