ADATA presents the industry's fastest high performance XM13 mSATA SSD, demonstrating continued industry leadership in research and development, and laying a sound foundation for future Small Form Factor (SSF) applications. The XM13 employs mSATA memory cache, and has low power consumption. It utilizes a SandForce controller, with transfer speed up to 3Gb/sec, and random write IOPS up to 12,500. Applicable to Intel® Smart Response technology, the XM13 significantly enhances system performance over traditional hard drives by at least 30%. The result is reduced boot times and faster program execution. The "rapid start" feature of tablet computers has influenced expectations for desktop systems, and demand is increasing for built-in hard drives with rapid, efficient operation, thin profile, and competitive price.
What is Intel® Smart Response Technology?
Intel® Smart Response Technology is an Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (RST) caching feature that improves computer system performance. It allows a user to configure computer systems with an SSD used as cache memory between the hard disk drive and system memory. This provides the advantage of having a hard disk drive (or a RAID volume) for maximum storage capacity while delivering an SSD-like overall system performance experience. Intel® Smart Response Technology caching is implemented as a single drive letter solution; no additional drive letter is required for the SSD device used as cache.
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XM13 mSATA SSD Supported Motherboards
Motherboards with built-in mSATA Z68 Board slot. The mSATA interface supports SLC and MLC memory module specification, the core is actually the same as standard SSDs. In terms of read and write speed, there are few detectable differences with regular solid state drives. The only difference is that the system space requirements for MSATA modules are smaller, they use less power, and no extra wiring is required.
Economical Entry to Whirlwind Digital Speed
The XM13 uses 25nm (MLC) NAND Flash, with an extremely competitive price. When the XM13 is used in conjunction with a traditional hard drive, the cost is only 50% of a standard SSD, but the performance is almost the same. Additionally, the XM13 is lightweight and small, with dimensions of only 50.95 × 30 × 4mm. This is less than half the size of a regular business card. Even with such a small volume, the XM13 provides excellent and stable performance. The XM13 mSATA solid state drive is a next generation solution for the SFF application market.