Mach Xtreme Technology MX-DS Fusion 60GB SSD RAID Review

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SSD too slow ? Today we test two 60GB SSDs in a RAID 0 array. Recently we tested one Mach Xtreme Technology MX-DS Fusion 60GB SATA3 SSD, which could not reach the top performance of the so far on ocinside.de tested SSDs. Now we will test two of these SSDs in RAID 0 at a SATA3 controller to compare the Solid State Drive Striping against the previously tested SSDs.

Thanks for the support …

Many thanks to Caseking.de for the support with the Mach Xtreme Technology MX-DS Fusion 60GB 2.5″ SSD.

One Mach Xtreme MX-DS Fusion 60GB SATA3 2.5″ SSD MXSSD3MDSF-60G has at present a price of approx. 100 Euro (05/2012).

The MX DS Fusion SSD 2.5-inch series contains at present the following types:
Mach Xtreme Technology MX-DS Fusion 60GB MXSSD3MDST-60G
Mach Xtreme Technology MX-DS Fusion 120GB MXSSD3MDSF-120G
Mach Xtreme Technology MX-DS Fusion 240GB MXSSD3MDST-240G
Mach Xtreme Technology MX-DS Fusion 480GB MXSSD3MDST-480G
The performance of these Mach Xtreme Technology MX-DS Fusion SSD Series with SF2281 controller does not alter depending on the capacities like e.g. the previously tested Crucial C300 or Crucial m4.
So also the smallest 60GB SSD RAID0 has already a high read and write performance.

Here you can buy the Mach Xtreme Technology SSD for a low price.

The supply of both Mach Xtreme Technology MX-DS Fusion 60GB SATA3 SSDs …

Here are the cardboard boxes of the MX-DS Fusion SSD from Mach Xtreme Technology, whereby our test samples were labled as “DS Turbo” on the front of the box:

That is contained …

Mach Xtreme Technology delivered the DS Fusion 2.5″ SSD well protected in this packing:

Here is a picture of both Mach Xtreme Technology DS Fusion 60GB SSD front surfaces:

One the back side one can see the full order number MXSSD3MDSF-60G and the SATA3 connectors for data and power on the left.
The SATA3 connectors are identical to conventional SATA2 and SATA3 hard disk drives, so one can also operate the SATA3 SSD with lower speed at a SATA2 interface.
We tested the two SSDs at a SATA3 controller:

Here you can see the SandForce 2281 controller IC and eight Intel 29F64G08AAME1 25nm Intel 25nm Multi Level Cell NAND components of one SATA3 SSD with each 8GB capacity to reach a total capacity of 64GB or 60GB without overprovisioning:

Here is once again a picture of the important SandForce 2281 controller IC with the excact name SF-2281VB1-SDC:

The flipside looks very empty on this 60GB SSD RAID0 contrary to a 120GB SSD: