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Written by Olin Coles   
Monday, 25 February 2008
Table of Contents: Page Index
Mtron MOBI 3000 2.5-Inch 16GB SSD MSD-SATA3025
SDD Features and Specifications
Mtron MOBI Closer Look
Mtron MSD-SATA3025 Detailed Features
SSD Testing Methodology
HD Tach Benchmarks
System Speed Test Results
SSD Final Thoughts
MSD-SATA3025 Conclusion

Mtron MSD-SATA3025 Detailed Features

The Mtron MOBI SSD uses SLC (Single Level Cell) memory to provide the maximum reading speed of 100 MB per second, maximum writing speed of 80 MB per second, and random access time of 0.1 ms. Because if a nearly-instant response time, the boot-up speed is nearly twice as fast as current hard disk drives. The MOBI allows you to work at significantly faster speeds for large rendering tasks such as AutoCAD, Photoshop, and Premier.


As a consumer, you might think that Solid State Drives are little more than a 2.5" or 3.5" case with flash memory loaded inside. Take a nice long look at the diagram above, and your misunderstanding of the technology will be quickly corrected. A lot more than memory modules go into the construction of your average Solid State Drive, although they are at the core.

Solid State Disks are not created by simply assembling flash memory into a unit; there's a lot more to it. The difference in SSD technology depends on the controller that manages the flash memories used for storage. The Mtron MOBI SSD uses the proprietary Multi-Channel Parallel Array controller technology to achieve maximum read and write speeds of 100MB/s and 80MB/s, respectively, which is three times faster than most conventional hard disks.


But to begin the explanation of SSD technology you have to start at the Host Interface Connector, which in the case of the Mtron MOBI 3000 is Serial-ATA. From the Host Interface Logic controller, which interprets the interface commands and transfer codes, data is moved onto the first-in-first-out controller before reaching a SDRAM buffer. This buffer works in a fashion similar to the cache buffer found on a Hard Disk Drive, however the SDRAM buffer is merely a hold and store location for additional algorithm processors and task-balancing controllers. In the final step, data is split and stored in multiple flash memory modules and kept secure using a memory management algorithm.

Mtron SSD's support both static and dynamic wear-leveling. Together, these two algorithms guarantee all flash memory will be at same level of erase cycles to improve lifetime limitation of NAND based storage.

Mtron MOBI 3000 2.5-Inch 16GB SSD MSD-SATA3025

Please continue on to our testing and results section, where Benchmark Reviews will determine if Mtron's MOBI 3000 2.5-Inch 16GB SSD MSD-SATA3025 offers the superior performance, reliability and durability, Mtron claims. We will also see if this SSD increases overall performance and value for mobile systems and enterprise computer environments.


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