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Mach Xtreme MS-DS 120 GB SSD Review

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You will receive the SSD in a colorful urban styled package for which Mach Xtreme is famous. Personally I like this fresh approach to package design - without anime style robots or girls.

You will receive:
  • The SSD
  • Mounting screws
  • 2.5" to 3.5" mounting adapter
  • Installation Guide

The Drive

The drive conforms to the dimensions set forth by the 2.5" form factor. Unlike many other SSDs, the MX-DS comes in a rugged metal casing that feels extremely solid and high quality.

Like all other Sandforce drives, the Mach Xtreme SSD uses a SATA II (3 Gb/s) interface which is able to handle speeds of up to 300 MB/s. It is compatible with any other SATA standard.

Mach Xtreme is using 16 flash chips and the Sandforce flash controller, which is located in the middle of the PCB. An additional DRAM cache chip, like other SSDs use for additional caching, is not available.

As controller the well-known Sandforce SF-1222 is used.

The flash chips are made by Intel and have a capacity of 8 GB each, they are made on Intel's 34 nm process node.
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