KINGSPEC MC2J67M1T PCIe SSD COMPONENTS
The MC2J67M1T contains 8 KingSpec mSATA SSDs (4 on each side) that are set in a RAID 0 environment to create the performance we see in this SSD, as well as ensuring total capacity. The mSATA SSDs feed into a LSI SAS2008 PCIe to 8 Port 6Gbps SAS/SATA controller, and subsequently to the PCIe 2.0×8 interface which connects to your computer. The SAS2008 controller is capable of integrated RAID 0, 1, 1E and 10.
This PCIe card is completely bootable and to accomplish this, uses an Altera EPM3032A CMOS EEPROM-based programmable logic drive (PLD) for the boot instructions, ST Micro M29W320EB 3V power supply TSOP, and Cyress STK14688 256 NVRam package. There is also a Bencool CPU Cooler fan which covers the LSI SAS 2008 controller for active cooling.
Each KingSpec mSATA module is equipped with a JMicron JMF667H eight channel 6Gbps controller. We were unable to find a listing or performance specifications for these mSATA SSDs, leading us to believe they are designed specifically for this card.
Each mSATA SSD is of a 120GB capacity, contains the JMicron controller, a NANYA DRAM cache chip,and four 32GB modules of Intel 25nm synchronous NAND flash memory for a total of 1024GB RAW capacity. Each hasbeen set with 7% over provisioning reducing the RAW size to 960GB, a capacity that is reduced to 887GB once the drive is formatted. The end user will have 887GB of storage available for their needs.
We were a bit surprised that the JMicron controllers were in use as, traditionally, we have seen LSI SandForce mSATA SSDs at the helm, inclusive of which will be the soon to be available Mushkin and Mach Xtreme PCIe SSDs.