Kingston Now Offers Larger mSATA Drives

There is no question that myGamer is a fan of Kingston brand PC products. From RAM to unique flash drives, Kingston has just announced a new SSD that will be joining their family of PC products and gizmos. Here is Kingston’s official release for their new SSDNow unit.

Kingston announced the addition of 240GB and 480GB capacities to the existing SSDNow mS200 mSATA SSD line. Kingston’s SSDNow mS200 mSATA solid-state drive allows system builders and enthusiasts a cost-effective performance boost with quicker boot time and application loads while requiring less power than HDDs.

The mS200’s small-form factor is perfect for notebook, tablet and Ultrabook PCs, as well as a variety of embedded systems. It can also be used as a caching device with motherboards that support Intel Smart Response Technology (SRT) to improve system performance. mS200 has read speeds up to 550MB/s and write speeds up to 520MB/s.

The 30GB, 60GB, 120GB, 240GB and 480GB mS200 mSATA SSDs have a caseless, PCB-only design with no moving parts and are backed by a two- or three-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information visit

SSDNow mS200 mSATAFeatures & Specifications:

  • LSI SandForce 2241 (30GB, 60GB, 120GB) and 2281 (240GB, 480GB) controller with SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) interface: twice as fast as the previous generation, yet more cost-efficient
  • mSATA interface: fully compliant with industry standard, easy to fit, guaranteed to work
  • NAND Flash memory based: shock-resistant with low power consumption
  • Supports Intel’s SRT: combines capacity advantage of HDD with performance improvements of SSD in dual-storage configuration
  • Supports S.M.A.R.T.: monitors the status of your drive
  • Supports TRIM: maintains maximum performance on compatible operating systems
  • Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s), SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s), SATA Rev. 1.0 (1.5Gb/s)
  • Capacities1: 30GB, 60GB, 120GB, 240GB, 480GB
  • Automatic Encryption (AES 128-bit):Password at the drive level ensures secure data protection
  • Sequential Read/Write2: 30GB – 550 MB/s / 510MB/s

60GB – 550 MB/s / 520MB/s

120GB – 550MB/s / 520MB/s

240GB – 540MB/s / 530MB/s

480GB – 530MB/s / 340MB/s

  • Maximum 4k Read/Write2: 30GB – up to 86,000/ up to 77,000 IOPS

60GB – up to 86,000/ up to 79,000 IOPS

120GB – up to 86,000/ up to 48,000 IOPS

240GB – up to 72,000/up to 40,000 IOPS

480GB – up to 72,000/up to 18,000 IOPS

  • Random 4k Read/Write2: 30GB – up to 7,500/71,000 IOPS

60GB – up to 14,000/77,000 IOPS

120GB – up to 17,000/45,000 IOPS

240GB – up to 21,000/41,000 IOPS

480GB – up to 21,000/13,000 IOPS

  • PCMARK® Vantage HDD Suite Score: 60,000
  • 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
  • TRIM Supported
  • 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)3:

30GB: 121TB 3 DWPD4

60GB: 218TB 3 DWPD4

120GB: 337TBW 2 DWPD4

240GB: 585TBW 2 DWPD4

480GB: 1562TBW 2 DWPD4


1 Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston’s Flash Memory Guide.

2 Based on “out-of-box performance.” Speed may vary due to host hardware, software and usage.

3 Total Bytes Written (TBW) is derived from the JEDEC Workload (JESD219A).

4 Drive Writes Per Day (DWPD)

Part Number Capacity and Features
SMS200S3/120G 120GB mSATA SSD
SMS200S3/240G 240GB mSATA SSD
SMS200S3/480G 480GB mSATA SSD






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