Kingston SSDNow mS200 240GB and 480GB mSATA SSD Released – See Features, Specs, and Where to Buy

Kingston has recently announced two new capacities for their Kingston SSDNow mS200 mSATA SSD. In addition to the 30GB, 60GB and 120GB, they are adding a 240GB and 480GB variant. mSATA Solid State Drives has become popular these past few months, specially in mobiles devices. The Kingston SSDNow mS200 mSATA SSD allows system builders and PC enthusiasts a cost-effective performance boost with quicker boot time and application loads while requiring less power than HDDs. Check out its features, specifications and where to buy below.

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Kingston SSDNow mS200 240GB and 480GB mSATA SSD

The Kingston SSDNow mS200 mSATA SSD 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

Kingston SSDNow mS200 mSATA Features and 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)
  • Capacities: 30GB, 60GB, 120GB, 240GB, 480GB
  • Automatic Encryption (AES 128-bit): Password at the drive level ensures secure data protection
  • Sequential Read/Write:
    • 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/Write:
    • 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/Write:
    • 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):
    • 30GB: 121TB 3 DWPD
    • 60GB: 218TB 3 DWPD
    • 120GB: 337TBW 2 DWPD
    • 240GB: 585TBW 2 DWPD
    • 480GB: 1562TBW 2 DWPD

Price and Where to Buy

The Kingston SSDNow mS200 mSATA SSD 240GB and 480GB capacities (at the time I posted this article) are currently not listed on popular online stores yet. But the 240GB is expected to be priced below $189 USD, and the 480GB should be around $249 USD. The prices for the 240GB and 480GB are just my speculations though. But the 30GB is priced at $49.26, 60GB at $59.95 and 120GB at $94.60.

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