Memoright MS-701 mSATA SSD Review – SF-2281 Performance and 240GB Capacity Earns Top Marks


ATTO Disk Benchmark is perhaps one of the oldest benchmarks going and is definitely the main staple for manufacturer performance specifications. ATTO uses RAW or compressible data and, for our benchmarks, we use a set length of 256mb and test both the read and write performance of various transfer sizes ranging from 0.5 to 8192kb. Manufacturers prefer this method of testing as it deals with raw (compressible) data rather than random (includes incompressible data) which, although more realistic, results in lower performance results.

ATTO results of 557MB/s read and 517MB/s write are above listed specifications and the best we have seen in this test from any mSATA SSD to date.


Crystal Disk Benchmark is used to measure read and write performance through sampling of raw (0/1 Fill/compressible) or random data which is, for the most part, incompressible. Many new SandForce Driven SSD owners who cant wait to test the performance of their SSD often grab this program and run a quick test, not realizing that they are testing with incompressible data rather than compressible data used in testing by manufacturers.  We have provided compressible (oFill) results on the left with incompressible (random data) results on the right.

blankblankThe results on the left, while testing in highly compressible data, are some of the best we have seen from any SSDs, much less mSATA.  In comparing that to the testing with incompressible data on the right, we see that this specific memory doesn’t transfer incompressible data as well as a more premium synchronous type.  From a typical SSD, we like to see the two sequential and 512K write results above 300MB/s, however, from an mSATA SSD, this is great.  Even the Renice of which we just reviewed could only reach 90MB/s while testing incompressible data. The results we see here for the Memoright MS-701 are excellent.


As much as we like other utilities, AS SSD was the first benchmark released specific to SSD performance and is still the bread and butter of testing SSDs.  Many enthusiasts prefer this software as it encompasses the worst case scenario in disk transfer speeds by utilizing incompressible data.

blankblankAS SSD confirms what we have seen in Crystal DiskMark while testing with incompressible data samples and adds some pretty decent disk access times along with that.  Even the AS SSD Copy Benchmark results below displayed some excellent transfer speeds and times.

blankFor those not familiar with AS SSD Copy Benchmark, it simply created three files (ISO, Program and Game) and moves each from one part of the mSATA SSD to another.  The results consist of the time it takes to transfer each file as well as the high transfer speed reached.


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    I absolutely love your reviews. The format is fantastic. Your web pages load fast. The reading is eazy to digest. Your direct in your praise and criticisms. You make it easy for someone to narrow down their choices when making a buying decision.

    Thank you.

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    I agree with jsfitz54. I’m new to msata SSDs; I just learned about them a week ago, when I had to replace my 4-year-old ThinkPad R61 with a a 4-year-old ThinkPad W500. Most if what I’ve learned about SSDs has come from your site. Earlier I had resolved to buy no more spinning drives, and when I ordered my W500 on eBay, within hours I ordered a 180GB 2.5-inch SSD to hold my data. Now, based largely on your site, I’ve ordered a 128GB SSD to hold my Windows 64 OS and cache. SSDs become addictive; My W500 and its dock offer five more bays (two 2.5-inch disk-drive bays, one ExpressCard/54 slot, one SDHC slot, and 1 CompactFlash slot), and I find myself spending hours dreaming about ways to fill them with solid state storage.

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      Thank you Paul and jsfitz54. It is absolutely great to hear this type of thing. The compliments are appreciated and don’t be afraid to jump in or hop on the Forums if you ever need assistance at all.

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    Nice review! Any idea of how much this will retail for?

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    Am I missing something or are you not including the power consumptions of the ssds?

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      Power consumption can be found in specifications and, yes, we do not monitor power consumption for consumers SSDs. We feel the difference between consumer SSDs is negligible and the main point that should be made lies in the comparison between an SSD and hard drive. The SSD uses less power which provides better battery life.

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    I am thinking of buying an alienware and was hoping to go for a 512 GB SSD , however it seems out of budget. i am thinking of going for a 64GB mSATA MiniCard and 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive.
    I want to use the SSD for quickboot up time and other ivy bridge features like instant on. would M- sata be compatible with those features of intel ivy bridge?

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