Hong Kong based Renice Technology Co. has just announced the new Renice X3 mSATA SSD for embedded storage applications on its official website. This is a very small SSD for use in tablet PCs, mobile computing systems, road surveillance systems, or other industrial applications.
The Renice X3 mSATA SSD
is a direct competitor to OCZ’s well-known Nocti and Memoright’s MS701
SSD, and will most likely help bring the prices of these devices close to an affordable level.
This way, enthusiasts wanting to build micro systems with pico-ITX mainboards and such, can fund their creativity without going bankrupt.
Renice Technology says the X3 will bring high endurance, high performance and long life cycles for a wide range of applications, along with high temperature resistance and reliable low temperature operation.
The offering includes drives with a capacity of up to 240 GB and is certified to work in industrial setups with an environmental temperature ranging between -40 and 80 degrees Celsius.
The performance stated by the manufacturer is 260 MB/s when reading and 200 MB/s when writing, with a 4kb random read of 30,000 IOPS.
A mini PCI-E SATA version will also be available, with the same light features as the 50mm mSATA variant but using a different transfer protocol.
These form factors conform to the JEDEC MO-300B standard, and will measure 50.35 mm by 30 mm by 3.46 mm. This means 1.98” by 1.18” by 0.13” in imperial.
The net weight is just under 6 grams, which means less than 0.12 ounces.
The drives will come with NCQ with up to 32 commands, TRIM support and an MTBF of more than 2,000,000 hours. Devices will have special, SSD-optimized, SMART features, dynamic defect management and wear-leveling.