Mach Xtreme Technology MX-DS Fusion 60GB SSD Review

Manufacturer Mach Xtreme Technology
Article number MXSSD3MDSF-60G
Capacity 60GB
Interface SATA3 6GB/s
Controller Sandforce 2281
Flash Type MLC – Multi-Level-Cell
Size 2.5″ (99,8 x 69,63 x 9,3mm)
Weight 80 gramm
Speed Read up to 530 MB/s / Write up to 490 MB/s
Seek Time <0,1
Power Consumption 1,6 Watt idle / 2,8 Watt in operation
MTBF 2 million hours
Other TRIM Support, GC Support, Hot Plug Support

Here is a Snipping screenshot of the CrystalDiskInfo 4.3.0a SSD and HDD information software, where one see immediately the alleged SSD condition, which was indicated as “bad 0%”.
The reason is the value E7 (SSD remaining life span), which is incorrect represented at our test sample:

SSD firmware update …

We update the firmware of the SSDs before we begin with the tests.
That is especially meaningful with the SSD with Sandforce 2281 controller, since there are performance improvements with newer firmware versions.
The SSD was delivered with the firmware version 3.30.
To the point of testing time, Mach Xtreme Technology offered the version 3.32, which we updated with the MX DS Field Updater.
The Firmware update software could be optimized some more, since the software does not indicate a continuously status.
So one does not know thus if the software is updating or not.
After the update there is a green symbol (see picture), but the old firmware version is still indicated:

After a “Rescan For Drives” it showed the updated Firmware Version 3.32.