KingSpec 1TB PCIe SSD Capable of 2.5GB/s Speeds & Simple Plug and Play – Worlds First Look

So our friends at KingSpec held true to their offer and we just received a brand new KingSpec PCIe SSD from the courier.  This SSD is so new that there aren’t even data sheets available and you won’t find this on the KingSpec site just yet.  Availability to distributors only occurred a few days ago.

KingSpec PCIe Front

Specs for the MC2J677M1T list it at 2GB/s read and write transfer speeds with 84K IOPS.  It will be available in 1 and 2TB capacities and it’s valued in the 2-3K range.  On first installation (which occurred within seconds of the handoff), it booted right up to its own drive, verifying that it is simple plug and play. Thank you LSI!

KingSped PCIe Back

Looking at the back, we can see that there are 8 120GB mSATA SSDs driving this configuration in a RAID setup, hence the requirement for active cooling.  Taking a close look at the mSATA drives, we can see NANYA cache with JMicron controllers right off.

Stay tuned for the review in upcoming days! Here is a quick ATTO run…

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Rather simple concept — create a board with 8 mSATA slots, and vary the capacity by simply varying the number of standardized (in this case 128GB) mSATA drives installed
to it. Another set of capacity varieties is created by using 256GB mSATA drives.
The pace of change is awesome to see!

rich
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Yeah but how much?

Les@TheSSDReview
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Lots…when I check in Asia and Europe, I se anywhere from 2-3K. KingSpec is an Asian company manufacturer who has yet to hit North America.

Tertullus
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Love the “2GB/s read and write transfer speeds”. But “84K IOPS”? really, that’s pathetic. The 2GB/s is a step forward, 84K IOPS is actually a step backwards.

Do we know if this is VLC or MLC?

Les@TheSSDReview
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I havent taken a close look yet and actually uninstalled it and packed it away as it would keep me away from the rest of my work. I will revisit this later in the week or early next when i do the analysis and report.

Tertullus
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Tertullus

Looking forward to it. And I likely ought to have spoken of a great disparity, instead of saying “pathetic”.

[The IOPS on my 250GB Evo went down a bit too, but w/ RAPID enabled it seems to do ok. I don’t necessarily have the workload to really push it though, hence the questions and reliance on independent reviews, which led to the buying decision]

Keep on the good work. Thanks 8)

Zaxx
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Zaxx

Uses JMicron controllers..uug. Explains the lowish iops.

Les@TheSSDReview
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Presently working on getting the LSI SF model that puts out 4GB/s for testing and looks good…

Zaxx
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Zaxx

Ahhh,,,now that sound pretty damn sweet!

BTW, what happened to the forums??????

Les@TheSSDReview
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Had sent you an email explaining that we suffered a DB error that we haven’t been able to fix I the forums forcing closure.