Stopping by KingSpec at Computex 2012 uncovered a new and interesting PCIe SSD dubbed the KingSpec Mutticore Series SSD.
Housing eight mSATA SSDs, the Multicore answers the obvious question we have had of similar mSATA x 4 PCIe SSDs and this SSD can be configured with 64 to 2TB of available storage.
The Multicore is still technically a prototype and performance specifications as well as pricing could not be mentioned at this time.
Nevertheless, we have to admit this ‘LSI SandForce Driven’ SSD is a good looking product as it contains 8 x SF-1200 mSATA contained processors in a RAID 0 configuration.
Although not visible, Kingspec also expects to market the Multocore PCIe SSD with premium synchronous NAND flash memory.
Along with the Multicore PCIe SSD, Kingspec will also be introducing the new Challenger Series SATA 3 SSD in both 7mm and 9mm form factors. The Challenger is available in capacities of 120, 240 and 480GB and it’s heart is the LSI SandForce SF-2281 processor. It’s specifications are listed at 500MB/s read and 450MB/s write which lead us to believe that eiher the specs are a bit off or the controller just may be Marvell.
With the 120GB expected to retail around $100 and the 240GB at $230, it’s a shame these SSDs aren’t available in North America. Stay tuned as KingSpec was pretty anxious to get samples sent off for review!