Xi3 Introduces mSATAmax 12Gb/s SSD With 1GB/s Performance Into Xi3 Modular Systems

xi3 FeaturedAn interesting find at CES was a new SSD created by Xi3 for use in their modular computer systems, these systems being just over 4″ x 3″ 3″ in size.

Their new SSD contains the designation of mSATAmax and, considering that it will be available in capacities up to 1TB and have performance of 1GB/s read and write, this just may be the most powerful SSD we see in such a small computer package.


The Xi3 mSATAmax SSD product sheet lists it as having a 12Gb/s transfer rate, however, we believe its 1GB/s transfer speeds are achieved much as we recently saw with the Acer S7 Ultrabook where 2 x SATA 3 SSDs are present on one PCB and RAIDED to reach the listed perfomance.


Specifications list 1GB/s read and write with up to 160,000 IOPS at low 4k random aligned write disk access. Capacities range from 120GB to 1TB 128-bit AES compliant data encryption. The physical size of this SSD is 46mmx85mmx5mm and it is ONLY compatible with systems that contain a Xi3 mSATAmax interface. Release dates and pricing have not been set.


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    What systems have the Xi3 interface.. or will have?

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