MyDigitalSSD Announces World’s First 256GB SATA M.2 2242 SSD — Computex 2014 Update

MyDigitalSSD is announcing the MyDigitalSSD Super Boot 256GB M.2 2242 NGFF SSD — the world’s first offering of a 256GB capacity in the M.2 2242 form factor.  The latest addition to their Super Boot series of SSDs offers industry-leading performance and reliability in addition to the larger storage capacity.  The MyDigitalSSD Super Boot M.2 2242 256GB is an ideal upgrade for the growing variety of Chromebooks, Notebooks, Ultrabooks, NUC Mini PCs, and desktop PCs with motherboards that offer an M.2 slot.

MyDigitalSSD SuperBoot full width

At the larger capacity of 256GB, the MyDigitalSSD Super Boot M.2 2242 allows both power users and casual users the ability to run their operating systems along with other applications, programs and games, while still having storage capacity for other data such as picture, movies, music — especially when paired with a larger capacity HDD.

MyDigitalSSD SuperBoot ATTO

The MyDigitalSSD Super Boot 256GB M.2 2242 is a SATA 6Gb/s drive that measures 22mm x 42mm x 1mm, and they are able to fit 256GB of NAND onto this smallest of M.2 form factors utilizing Toshiba’s latest 19nm MLC Toggle NAND.  By pairing it with a Phison PS3109 controller, it is able to attain sequential read speeds of up to 545MB/s, and sequential write speeds of up to 410MB/s.

MyDigitalSSD SuperBoot CDM

The new 256GB M.2 2242 Super Boot features sudden power-off recovery, ECC (Error Correction Code) up to 24bits/sector, S.M.A.R.T. drive health monitoring, dynamic and static wear-leveling, dynamic bad block management, and support for the TRIM command.  Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) is stated as 1,000,000 hours, and MyDigitalSSD is backing the Super Boot 256GB M.2 2242 with a three-year warranty.

MyDigitalSSD SuperBoot logo

The MyDigitalSSD Super Boot M.2 2242 series is also offered in capacities of 8GB,16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.  The 256GB version has an MSRP of $179.00, and is anticipated to begin shipping in late July or early August.  You can view the MyDigitalSSD Super Boot M.2 2242 product page here; and you can view the press release announcing the new 256GB capacity version here.

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Bjulkes

it was about time.

brad
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when will there be a 512GB M.2 2242?

July Zerg
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July Zerg

is it even possible? M.2 42mm form is so tiny to fit all of those controls and components etc…, isn’t it?

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A 2242 M.2, depending on which SSD controller you use (if it needs DRAM) will allow for 2 NAND BGA placements. With today’s NAND die @ 16GB, it would take 32 Die to hit 512GB. That means the two NAND packages would need to be 16 die per package which is feasible but not popular (meaning not in high volume). I don’t remember seeing any current offerings from the NAND manufacturers that have that type of packaging either.

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July Zerg

You seem very understandable about SSD component, can a M.2 42mm SSD reach to 512GB?

Les@TheSSDReview
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I have one in my hand at this moment!

Xavi
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I’m looking for it, but I can’t find it anywhere. Do you know when will it be available?

Jon
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Looks like it’s not released yet. MydigitalSSD posted in NotebookReview forums saying they were waiting for their Toshiba memories, if I’m not wrong, and once they had them, they’d start releasing this unit. I asked them on the contact form about an estimation on release date, but got no response…I think I’ll go for the Transcend 256GB one instead, since MydigitalSSD doesn’t provide any update about the status.

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Xavi

Thank you for the information Jon! I wrote in the contact form of MydigitalSSD and didn’t get any answer neither. I was waiting for it because the Transcend SSD write speed is slower, but if MydigitalSSD don’t give any update I will go for the Transcend one as well.

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Jon

Hi Xavi, they did reply to me in the end. They said they were doing final tests at the factory and they’d start doing shipments next week….That was 9 days ago, it seems they didn’t update their page yet, so I guess they got delayed again. The price they provided me is 169USD. Since the Transcend was priced at around 140USD and they could ship already, I went Transcend. I reckon myDigitalSSD must be nearly ready, as Transcend increased their price now to 150USD. On the reviews I see people saying that it more or less performs pretty much as… Read more »

lixy
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I don’t get it. Why is it touted as the worlds first if Transcend already has one available

Jon
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At the time of the article, I think it was the first announced. Then Transcend quietly just released a 256GB SSD way faster than them, making it effectively the first ones in actually releasing one. It’s been several months and still they didn’t get to release it. They promised pre-orders “shipping out next week” almost a month ago. Not sure they did, though, as the SSD is not for sale yet officially, you have to go through a non published link. In the meantime I got tired of waiting and ordered the transcend instead. It arrived last week…Still figuring out… Read more »

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hello can I get FDE on MyDigitalSSD 256GB Super Boot Drive 42mm SATA III