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Mach Xtreme Joins the SandForce Party; MX-DS TURBO SSDs Incoming

Mach Xtreme has become the latest entrant to the SandForce SF-2000 party with their MX-DS Turbo series of solid state drives. Specifications look similar to those of SandForce-based drives from other manufacturers, and a three-year warranty is also par for the course. The MX-DS Turbo series will be available in capacities ranging from a modest 120GB to a mind (and wallet) blowing 480GB.

Mach Xtreme has announced their first Sandforce SF-2000-based solid state drives. The MX-DS TURBO series of SSDs is optimized for use with SATA 6Gbps, and will be available in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities as well as the less common 180GB size. The drives are backed by three-year warranties.

The MX-DS TURBO joins the growing ranks of SF-2000-based SSDs. Pricing has not been stated but, given the amount of competition out there, can be expected to be aggressive.

See the original press release below:

Taipei, Taiwan—July 08, 2011— Mach Xtreme Technology Inc., a worldwide leader in top perfor-
mance, high reliability and user friendly designed PC components, today unveiled the 2.5” SATAIII
MX-DS TURBO Series SSD. This series offers mobile and desktop users groundbreaking computing
experience and unparalleled level of read and write performance.

Advanced high speed SATAIII interface has been implemented in newer systems to remove previous
performance bottleneck. The MX-DS TURBO Series is perfect to take advantage of that higher speed
interface. This SSD series delivers performance that maximizes the throughput of a SATA III 6Gb/s
interface with balanced read/write speeds. It supports DuraClass™ and DuraWrite™ technologies.
DuraClass™ technology provides best-in-class endurance, performance and low power consump-
tion. DuraWrite™ technology optimizes writes to the ash memory over conventional controllers
increasing the overall endurance and reliability of the complete SSD. Highly intelligent block man-
agement and wear leveling also extends the overall endurance. It maintains backwards compatibil-
ity with existing SATA II 3.0 Gb/s and SATA I 1.5 Gb/s interfaces.

The MX-MD TURBO drive delivers best-in-class read and write speeds clocking in at up to 555MB/s
read and 510MB/s write along with the stunning maximum of 85,000 IOPS, low power consumption
(stand-by 1.6W / active up to 2.8W) and superior durability (2.0 million MTBF) compared to previous
generation SATA 3Gb/s drives.

Available in capacities of 120GB, 180GB, 240GB and 480GB, Mach Xtreme Technology MX-DS TURBO
SSDs come backed with 3 Year Warranty and outstanding after-sales service.

MX-DS TURBO Series 2.5” SSD at A Glance:

  • 2.5” SATA III MLC Solid State Drive
  • Max. Read Performance up to 555MB/s (480GB up to 500MB/s)
  • Max. Write Performance up to 510MB/s (480GB up to 420MB/s)
  • IOPS up to 85,000
  • Power consumption: idle 1.6W / active 2.8W
  • MTBF: 2.0 million hours
  • Capacity: 120GB (MXSSD3MDST-120G), 180GB (MXSSD3MDST-180G),
  • 240GB (MXSSD3MDST-240G), and 480GB (MXSSD3MDST-480G)

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