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Kingston Launches Ultrathin M.2 2280 SATA SSDs for Laptops & Ultrabooks – 120GB Onwards

Storage manufacturing major Kingston has launched a very thin solid state disk drive for laptops and ultrabooks. The dimensions of the SSD are 22 mm by 80 mm with the thickness being 3.5 mm and it supports the Intel Z97 chipset that was launched recently. The capacities currently available are 120GB with 240GB and 360GB to be launched subsequently.

kingston m2 sata ssd 2014 image
Kingston m2 sata ssd 2014

It is based on NAND Flash memory and is shock-resistant with lower power consumption. It also has support for Intel’s SRT which combines capacity advantage of HDD and performance improvements of SSD layered together in a  dual-storage configuration, S.M.A.R.T. for monitoring the status of your drive. The device comes with a 3 year warranty.

Here are some more features and specifications of this new slim solid state disk:

  • Form factor: M.2 2280
  • Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0
  • Baseline Performance: 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
  • Power consumption: 0.09 W Idle / 1.11 W Avg / 1.02W (MAX) Read / 2.86 W (MAX) Write
  • Storage temperature: -40°C ~ 85°C
  • Operating temperature: 0°C ~ 70°C
  • Dimensions: 80mm x 22mm x 3.5mm – just 3.5 mm thick
  • Weight: 7.36g
  • Vibration operating: 2.17G Peak (7–800Hz)
  • Vibration non-operating: 20G Peak (10–2000Hz)
  • Life expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF

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