by Lyle Smith

Kingston SSDNow mS200 mSATA SSD Line Adds 240GB and 480GB Capacities

Kingston Digital has announced the addition of 240GB and 480GB capacities to the SSDNow mS200 mSATA family of SSDs. Kingston’s SSDNow mS200 mSATA SSD allows system builders and enthusiasts to gain an economic performance boost, including quicker boot times and application loads while requiring less power than HDDs. The mS200 boasts read speeds up to 550MB/s and write speeds up to 520MB/s.

The mS200’s small-form factor is ideal for notebooks, tablets, Ultrabook PCs, and wide range of embedded systems. It can also be used as a caching device for motherboards that support Intel Smart Response Technology (SRT) to improve system performance.

The mS200 mSATA SSDs line comes in capacities of 30GB, 60GB, 120GB, 240GB and 480GB and have a caseless, PCB-only design with no moving parts. All drives are backed by a two- or three-year warranty and free technical support.

SSDNow mS200 mSATAFeatures & Specifications:

  • LSI SandForce 2241 (30GB, 60GB, 120GB) and 2281 (240GB, 480GB) controller
  • SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) interface
  • mSATA interface
  • NAND Flash memory based
  • Supports Intel’s SRT
  • Supports S.M.A.R.T.
  • Supports TRIM
  • Capacities: 30GB, 60GB, 120GB, 240GB, 480GB
  • Automatic Encryption (AES 128-bit)
  • Sequential Read/Write: 
    • 240GB – 540MB/s / 530MB/s
    • 480GB – 530MB/s / 340MB/s
  • Maximum 4k Read/Write: 30GB – up to 86,000/ up to 77,000 IOPS
    • 240GB – up to 72,000/up to 40,000 IOPS
    • 480GB – up to 72,000/up to 18,000 IOPS
  • Random 4k Read/Write: 30GB – up to 7,500/71,000 IOPS
    • 240GB – up to 21,000/41,000 IOPS
    • 480GB – up to 21,000/13,000 IOPS
  • Power Consumption: 0.4W Idle / 1.2 (TYP) Read / 1.8W (TYP) Write
  • Storage temperature: -40°C ~ 85°C
  • Operating temperature: 0°C ~ 70°C
  • Dimensions: 50.88mm x 30mm
  • Weight: 6.86g
  • Vibration operating: 2.17G
  • Vibration non-operating: 20G
  • MTTF: 1,000,000 Hrs
  • Warranty/support:
    • 30GB – two-year warranty with free technical support
    • 60GB, 120GB, 240GB, 480GB – three-year warranty with free technical support
  • Total Bytes Written (TBW)
    • 240GB: 585TBW 2 DWPD
    • 480GB: 1562TBW 2 DWPD


The new capacities are shipping now and avilable in Kingston retailers. 

Kingston SSDNow mS200 at Amazon

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