The new solid state drive series from Kingmax is one that bet heavily on capacity, even as it did not go all the way in terms of speed, meaning that it stuck to the SATA II interface.
Kingmax, like any others of the companies involved in the solid state drive market, has to constantly renew its collection.
Of course, this is something that holds true on all other fields of IT, and of the worldwide industry as a whole.
Nonetheless, there are ways that a company can use to stand out, at least for a short while, and Kingmax
definitely tried something of the sort.
What it did was invent some solid state drives
that, even in the 2.5-inch form factor, attain a capacity of 1TB.
This 1TB drive, operating on the SATA 3.0 Gbps (SATA II) connection, reads data at up to 260MB/s and writes at a maximum of 210MB/s.
There are five other drives in this new collection, with capacities of 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB, respectively.
The first two of these read at 150MB/s and write at 40MB/s and 70MB/s, respectively.
On that note, the 128GB and 256GB ones have a read speed of 260MB/s and, in that order, writing speeds of 150MB/s and 210MB/s.
Finally, the 512GB one works at the same rate as the one above and the 1TB flagship (the same 260MB/s read and 210MB/s write).
All the 2.5-inch units are backed by three-year warranties and support TRIM and NCQ. Unfortunately, the reports
that brought all this information to the web did not specify what prices people should expect.
Then again, knowing the tendency of SSDs to be so much more expensive that HDDs, it is easy to guess that the 1TB model, at the very least, will set buyers back a fair amount in terms of finances.