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Renice Mini PCIe 64GB SSD Review – Worlds Smallest SF SSD

Its a bit exciting when something new runs across your desk and that is exactly what has happened here. Today, we will be looking at the Renice Mini-PCIe 64GB SSD and we have to say right off that this SSD is small, quite possibly the smallest bootable SandForce product of its kind. Its size is 7 cm x 3cm x 0.3cm which is the length of 3x twenty-five cent pieces and just as high as one sits. We are more than happy to thank Renice Technology for this exclusive opportunity to do a product review on a SSD that hasn’t seen the outside of their facility except for this specific unit sent to The SSD Review.

The Renice PCIe-M 70mm SSD was built specifically for the ASUS EEE PC line and it would definitely turn such a system into a rocket. The SSD comes in capacities of 64-256GB and is fitted with a SandForce 1222 processor and Intel 34nm NAND flash memory, 4 on either side of the SSDs circuit board. Its rated performance is an even 260MB/s for both read and write speeds for the larger capacities, however, we soon found out it was a bit less for our sample SSD. Lets take a quick look at the card.

If you don’t have an ASUS EEE PC and want to try one of these cards out, it can get just a bit tricky as normal PCI to PCIe converters won’t work and the only product that we could find that would work was the RunCore Mini-PCI to SATA SSD converter shown here. Renice is presently working on a similar design adapter for release.

SPECIFICATIONS

General Information

  • Interface: MINI PCI-E (internal SATA control)
  • Capacity: 25GB ~256GB ?MLC?, SLC up to 64GB* of total capacity
  • Dimension: 69.73 x 31.5 x 3.26mm
  • Weight: <20g
  • Compatibility: Compatible with but not limited to Asus EEE PC 900,900A, Asus EEE PC 901, 901 Go, Asus EEE PC S101

Performance

  • Interface: MINI PCI-E (internal SATA control)
  • Capacity: 25GB ~256GB ?MLC?, SLC up to 64GB* of total capacity
  • Read Rate Max: up to 260MB/S
  • Write Rate Max: up to 260MB/S
  • Sequential Read IOPS: 50,000 IOPS
  • Sequential Read Transfer: Up to 260MB/s (@128K blocks)
  • Sequential Write Transfer: Up to 260MB/s (@128K blocks)
  • Random Read IOPS: 30,000 (@4K blocks)
  • Random Write IOPS: 30,000 burst/10,000 sustained (@4K blocks)
  • Access time: 0.1ms
Power Consumption and Environment
  • Input voltage: 3.3V±5%
  • Idle: 0. 5W
  • Active: 2W
  • Operating temperature: 0 to 70°C
  • Storage temperature: -40 to 85°C
  • Shock Resistant
  • Input voltage: 3.3V±5%Idle: 0. 5WActive: 2W
  • Operating temperature: 0 to 70°CStorage temperature: -40 to 85°C
  • Shock Resistant

Reliability

  • Write endurance: 80 years at 10GB write and erase per day
  • Read endurance: unlimited
  • Wear-leveling algorithm: dynamic and static wear-leveling
  • Data retention: 10 years at 25°C
  • MTBF: 2,000,000 hours
  • ECC: 24 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector.
  • Unrecoverable Read Errors: Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read
  • Bad block management: auto bad block management in system
  • Supports TRIM

PG1 – PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION & SPECIFICATIONS

PG2 – TEST BENCH & CRYSTAL/ATTO BENCHMARKS

PG3 – HDTACH & HDTUNE BENCHMARKS

PG4 – PCMARK VANTAGE & FINAL THOUGHTS

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