So the idea and principles behind the product remain simple, SSDs placed onto a PCB or multiple PCBs, tied together to a RAID controller delivering all the goodness over the PCIe bus is the essense we are talking about. The NAND used flash type has been changed to the newer and all to familiar 20nm series and last but not least, you'll spot two SandForce series 2200 (2281) controllers on the MX Express.
Mach Xtreme on the product:
“The MX-EXPRESS continues our tradition of catering to power users who want the fastest and smoothest performance. It meets extreme data transfer needs, utilizing a PCIe 2.0 bandwidth. This add-on card is fully compliant with AHCI standard and thus is truly plug and play solution where no drivers are needed” said Tomasz Swatowski, global marketing manager, MX Technology. The MX-EXPRESS PCIe SSD card puts the very latest storage technology in users' hands and sets a new benchmark for SSD add-on cards. In addition, this series maintains the highest level of read and write performance though the life of the SSD, making it a must have item for any serious enthusiast.
The MX-EXPRESS drive delivers best-in-class read and write speeds clocking in at up to 850MB/s read and 650 to 800MB/s write along with the stunning maximum of 100,000 IOPS and superior durability (2.5 million MTBF) compared to mainstream 2.5” SATA 6Gb/s generation drives.
EXPRESS Series PCIe SSD at A Glance:
PCIe 2.0 x2 Interface
Max. Read Performance up to 850MB/s (512GB and 1TB)
Max. Write Performance up to 800MB/s (512GB and 1TB)
IOPS: up to 100K
Dimensions: 152.5mm x 19.0mm x 69.0mm (low-profile PCIe)
Certification: ROHS, CE, FCC
Capacity: 128GB (MXSSDEPCIE-128G), 256GB (MXSSDEPCIE-256G), 512GB (MXSSDEPCIE-512G) and 1TB (MXUB3MLX-1T)
Now, don't let the numbers fool you. These are always best case scenarios and based on peak performance. Your sustained and linear writes will show different, yet still very fast performance. Good to know is that the MX Express is bootable and does not need any drivers with Windows. Let's have a more detailed look at the actual product, anyone wants some pickles with that ?
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