Established just one year ago, Mach Extreme continues to expand its product portfolio as the company has just announced the introduction of a new series of 1.8-inch solid state disks which are powered by a SandForce controller and are destined to be used inside notebook computers and other portable computing solutions.
The new SSD
series is dubbed MX-MDS and is based on the micro-SATA standard which uses a slightly thinner data connector in order to save space.
Outside of this, Mach Extreme's SSDs pack all the features that one would expect from a SandForce
drive including support for the proprietary DuraClass, DuraWrite and RAISE technologies.
Performance wise, the SF-1222 SSD processor found inside the MX-MDS series is able to reach sequential read speeds as high as 285MB/s and its maximum theoretical sequential write transfer speed is rated at 275MB/s.
Sustained write is somewhat slower as the drive is limited at 230MB/s and the solid state disks can in theory provide up to 30,000 IOPS when random 4K blocks are handled.
The Mach Xtreme
Technology MX-MDS SSDs are available in capacities of 40GB, 60GB and 90GB and the above-mentioned performance values are only true for the two latter units as the 40GB drive is somewhat slower.
This is something normal for lower capacity solid state drives as not all the memory channel available in the controller are populated with NAND flash memory chips.
However, the performance drop isn't as high as is the case with other drives and the 40GB MX-MDS can still reach 220MB/s and 210MB/s in sequential read and write scenarios, respectively.
All the drives use MLC memory, are backed by a 2-year warranty and have a maximum power consumption of just 2W.
Sadly, no details regarding pricing and availability were disclosed by the company.