Tuesday, May 18th 2010

Mach Xtreme Technology Launches MX-NANO Series 1.8'' PATA Solid State Drives

Mach Xtreme Technology Inc., a worldwide leader in top performance, high reliability and user-friendly designed PC components, today unveiled MX-NANO Series 1.8” PATA SSD with 256MB cache memory which makes MLC (multi-level cell) NAND-based storage an affordable offering for notebook users demanding performance and energy efficiency at an attractive price point.

The new MX-NANO Series of 1.8” PATA SSDs that are ideal for upgrading popular notebooks based on 50-pin, 44-pin or ZIF PATA interface. Combined with industry’s leading 256MB cache memory and ultra-fast access times, these new SSDs deliver double or even triple the performance of the default hard drives in most current notebooks, resulting in substantially faster boot-up, application load and shutdown speeds. It is one of the fastest and easiest ways to upgrade dozens of different notebooks and UMPCs to higher performance and more local storage (up to 240GB).

The MX-NANO drive delivers best-in-class read and write speeds clocking in at up to 120MB/s read and 90MB/s write along with the maximum of 5,200 IOPS and superior durability (1.0 million MTBF) compared to previous generation notebook drives. Available in 50-pin, 44-pin and ZIF interface flavors and capacities of 30GB, 60GB, 120GB and 240GB, Mach Xtreme Technology MX-NANO SSDs offer ample room for all your data and comes backed with 1 Year Warranty and outstanding after-sales service.

MX-NANO Series 1.8” PATA SSD at A Glance:
  • 1.8” PATA (44-pin, 50-pin, ZIF) MLC Solid State Drive
  • 256MB SDRAM cache memory
  • Max. Read Performance up to 120MB/s (120G/240G)
  • Max. Write Performance up to 90MB/s (120G/240G)
  • I/O per second of 5,200 IOPS
  • Power consumption: stand-by 0.5W / active 1.3W
  • Life expectancy 1.0 million hours MTBF
  • 50-pin interface capacity:
  • 30GB (MXSSD1MNANO50-30G),
    60GB (MXSSD1MNANO50-60G),
    120GB (MXSSD1MNANO50-120G) and
    240GB (MXSSD1MNANO50-240G)
  • 44-pin interface capacity: 30GB (MXSSD1MNANO-30G),
  • 60GB (MXSSD1MNANO-60G),
    120GB (MXSSD1MNANO-120G) and
    240GB (MXSSD1MNANO-240G)
  • ZIF interface capacity:
  • 30GB (MXSSD1MNANOZ-30G),
    60GB (MXSSD1MNANOZ-60G),
    120GB (MXSSD1MNANOZ-120G) and
    240GB (MXSSD1MNANOZ-240G)
  • Warranty: 1 Year
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12 Comments on Mach Xtreme Technology Launches MX-NANO Series 1.8'' PATA Solid State Drives

#1
pjladyfox
You know, something like this would be great to stick into a retro PC gaming box especially those running either DOS 6.22 and/or dual booting with 98SE. I'd love to be able to get rid of the rather ancient and slow WD 20 GB drive I've got in my retro gaming PC box right now and this looks like it might fit the ticket.

Any news on cost for these?
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#2
AsRock
TPU addict
1 year warranty your kidding right ?.. they know were they can put that as you know who will get screwed in the end.
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#3
$immond$
yea no kidding and IDE/PATA = slow SSD.
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#4
n-ster
SSDs for old stuff... smart, practically no competition in the 1.8" PATA department, if the prices follow
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#5
Mussels
Moderprator
by: $immond$
yea no kidding and IDE/PATA = slow SSD.
no it doesnt. IDE and SATA 1 are basically the same speed.
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slyfox2151
by: Mussels
no it doesnt. IDE and SATA 1 are basically the same speed.
IDE is not bi directinal iirc

also IDE capps out at around the 100mbps mark... even if it says its 133, not sure why but iv never hit over that with IDE.

sata 1 is 150mbps and dosnt suffer the draw backs from pata, but its still a good idea to bring SSD's to PATA for older devices,

there for the LATENCY NOT TOTAL THROUGHPUT.

0.1 ms @ 100mbps is a lot better then 15ms @ 133mbps. or even 250mbps.

(unless its a large file only server :P)
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Mussels
Moderprator
by: slyfox2151
IDE is not bi directinal iirc
It kinda has to be, or you wouldnt be able to write to drives lol.


by: slyfox2151

also IDE capps out at around the 100mbps mark... even if it says its 133, not sure why but iv never hit over that with IDE.
because very few HDD's even today, are faster than 100MB/s? It also used to share with the other devices on the PCI bus, which had a 133MB/s cap. Not a big deal on modern systems where everything is on PCI-E 1x lanes.

by: slyfox2151
sata 1 is 150mbps and dosnt suffer the draw backs from pata, but its still a good idea to bring SSD's to PATA for older devices
what drawbacks? bigger cables?

by: slyfox2151
there for the LATENCY NOT TOTAL THROUGHPUT.

0.1 ms @ 100mbps is a lot better then 15ms @ 133mbps. or even 250mbps.
(unless its a large file only server :P)[/quote]Yes, IDE has higher latency. Not much tho. its still not going to affect performance too much.

Oh and please dont confuse Mb/s and MB/s... mbs isnt even a measurement. (millibits lol)
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#8
slyfox2151
i wasnt confusing them, just not bothering to put in the "correct" abriviations.

i figured people would work out what i ment. MBps






a couple of the drawback of IDE cables would be,
higher minumum latency
degraded perfromance due to interfrance from other devices...
unidirectinal
more often then not you could not set the drive above 66MBps due to interfirance or errors.

Sata wasnt needed for the incress in bandwidth, but the incress in reliabilty and reduction in latency.



even with all those draw backs, i still agree it is a good idea to make some slower "bandwidth wise" SSD's for use with PATA devices, windows 95 on a SSD ... i wish.
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#9
hat
Maximum Overclocker
I wonder why SATA cables can't connect two drives on one cable like IDE did...
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#10
Mussels
Moderprator
by: hat
I wonder why SATA cables can't connect two drives on one cable like IDE did...
they made port multipliers to cover that, instead of daisy chaining the drives. makes the drives cheaper since they dont have to try coordinating with each other, the multiplier does it for them.
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#11
hat
Maximum Overclocker
Ah, I suppose that's better than worrying about jumpers and such.
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#12
Mussels
Moderprator
by: hat
Ah, I suppose that's better than worrying about jumpers and such.
problem is that cause it was made optional to the sata II spec, its kinda wonky... they dont work on intel SATA chipsets for example. (they do work on AMD, silicon image and Jmicron, so long as its in AHCI mode, however)
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