Mach Xtreme Technology MX-DS Turbo 120GB MXSSD3MDST-120G SSD Review

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Mach Xtreme Technology shows with this MX-DS Turbo 120GB SATA III SSD, what SSDs can reach with the SF-2281 Controller. The brand-new SandForce SSD is tested with some benchmark tools in AHCI and Legacy IDE mode at SATA3 port and all values are compared to all SSDs tested at ocinside.de so far. We will see the strengths and the weaknesses of this SSD, which even received the Redaktion ocinside.de Overclocking Dream Award 09/2011 in this review.

Thanks for the support …

Many thanks to Caseking.de for the support with the Mach Xtreme Technology MX-DS Turbo 120GB 2.5″ SSD.

The Mach Xtreme MX-DS Turbo 120GB SATA3 2.5″ SSD MXSSD3MDST-120G has at present a price of approx. 200 Euro (09/2011).

The MX DS Turbo SSD 2.5-inch series contains at present the following types:
Mach Xtreme Technology MX-DS Turbo 60GB MXSSD3MDST-60G
Mach Xtreme Technology MX-DS Turbo 120GB MXSSD3MDST-120G
Mach Xtreme Technology MX-DS Turbo 240GB MXSSD3MDST-240G
Mach Xtreme Technology MX-DS Turbo 480GB MXSSD3MDST-480G
The performance of this Mach Xtreme Technology MX-DS Turbo SSD Series with SF2281 Controller doesn’t alter depending on the capacities like the previously tested Crucial C300 or Crucial m4.
So the 60GB SSD has already a very high read and write performance.

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

The supply of the Mach Xtreme Technology MX-DS Turbo 120GB SATA3 SSD …

Here is the cardboard box of the new MX-DS TURBO SSD from Mach Xtreme Technology:

That is contained …

Mach Xtreme Technology delivers the S511 2.5″ SSD with a 2.5″ to 3.5″ mounting bracket and screws.

Here is a picture of the Mach Xtreme Technology DS Turbo SSD with its accessories:

The following picture shows the front of the 2.5″ Mach Xtreme Technology DS Turbo 120GB SSD:

On the flipside one can see the label with the full part number MXSSD3MDST-120G and on the left side one can see the SATA3 connectors for data and power.
SATA3 connections are identical to conventional SATA2 and SATA3 hard disk connections, so this SATA3 SSD can also operate with slower speed at an SATA2 interface:

Here you can see the SandForce 2281 Controller IC, more detailed SF-2281VB1-SDC and eight of altogether sixteen 25nm Intel 25nm Multi Level Cell NAND components of the SATA3 SSD with each 8GB capacity to reach a total capacity of 128GB or 120GB without overprovisioning:

On the PCB back are the remaining eight Intel 29F64G08ACME2 8GB MLC components:

Contained was also a bay to install the 2.5″ SSD in the 3.5″ HDD cage of the PC enclosure: