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BIOSTAR Announces the M200 Series M.2 SSD

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BIOSTAR is thrilled to announce its latest addition to its great line-up of products with its newest offering from its storage family of products with the new BIOSTAR M200 Series solid-state drives. Designed for high-performance, low-profile applications, the BIOSTAR M200 Series SSD is intended for systems that require high-speed storage in a low-profile form factor like notebooks, SFF PCs and HTPCs. Available in 120GB and 240GB capacity, the BIOSTAR M200 SSD is perfect for those looking to upgrade their system with a new SSD or speed-up their mobile device for better performance and battery life.

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I'm sorry, but why would anyone buy this mediocre SSD? It would be a downgrade for anyone that already owns an M.2 drive.
 
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This has to be like 20$ to be even taken into consideration.
 
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if priced right, it could really attractive drive to buy
 
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if priced right, it could really attractive drive to buy
That's a big IF. Biostar is hardly an SSD player, so they're most likely simply buying and off-the-shelf product and slapping their brand on it, so the pricing is unlikely to be very good.
 
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I'm sorry, but why would anyone buy this mediocre SSD? It would be a downgrade for anyone that already owns an M.2 drive.

Some users don't have PCIe M.2, and some has PCIe M.2 for the OS. but they need another SSD for another purpose ( cache, second OS, etc ) and they want the best price/gb.
 
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Some users don't have PCIe M.2, and some has PCIe M.2 for the OS. but they need another SSD for another purpose ( cache, second OS, etc ) and they want the best price/gb.
That was not what my comment was about. This is slower than many cheap M.2 SATA drives from well known SSD makers. There is simply no reason to buy this drive, unless it's $20 as mentioned above.
 
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BIOSTAR is the leader of weird design and product choices. That's for sure. So many odd things the past year
 
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A little addition to spec: it is based on Marvell 88NV1120 controller.
One of the main features is that it has a built-in SDRAM, so at least we know that it will not be one of those rebranded cache-less ultralow-budget drives.
https://www.techpowerup.com/207855/marvell-announces-dram-less-nvme-ssd-controller

It is very similar to Transcend MTS820. May be useful for price/performance reference, if you can find any.
 

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If they make a 1TB version in the near future and it's really affordable, I could use it for some storage and few games.
Since I took out the HDD cage of my case and have 2 2.5" drives behind the motherboard I have only left a M.2 slot for some more storage.
 
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upgrade their system with a new SSD or speed-up their mobile device for better performance and battery life
[translation]bottom of the barrel/whatever OEMs could spare[/translation]
 
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A little addition to spec: it is based on Marvell 88NV1120 controller.
One of the main features is that it has a built-in SDRAM, so at least we know that it will not be one of those rebranded cache-less ultralow-budget drives.
https://www.techpowerup.com/207855/marvell-announces-dram-less-nvme-ssd-controller

It is very similar to Transcend MTS820. May be useful for price/performance reference, if you can find any.
SRAM ≠ DRAM cache.

In this case it's the cache for the Cortex R5 real time processor.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Static_random-access_memory