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


In considering our final analysis, we had to closely compare the MS-701 and Micron C400 as they constituted two completely different types of SSDs yet their results are very close. On one hand, we had just reviewed the newly released Micron C400 which excels at transferring incompressible data because it doesn’t utilize compression in storage, whereas, the Memoright is through and through ‘SandForce Driven’ and does.

Up until this review, in fact, I don’t believe we have ever compared the two in a review format as test results are very different and reflect different meanings for the ‘sweet spot’ of each SSD.  Lets compare just this once however!

blankWhen comparing the MS-701 and the C400 mSATA SSDs side by side for performance alone, deciding which is the better is a discussion that could go on for some time.  There are two factors that we could throw in that might lend support to the Memoright, the first being that the MS-701 is expected to be available to consumers in a week or two.  Conversely, the Micron C400 will not be released to the consumer and its Crucial M4 counterpart should be released shortly but a date is not set.

blankThe deciding factor, to me at least, is simply that the 240GB capacity of the Memoright MS-701 is incredible and we haven’t seen performance such as this in a similar capacity just yet.


The Memoright MS-701 is expected to be available to the consumer very shortly and Memoright has stated that, although they haven’t set prices yet, they intend on making retail SSDs very attractive to the consumer.  Performance above 500MB/s with high capacity of 240GB in a mSATA form factor that is only 1/3 the size of a business card is hard to beat and will be sought after in days to come with so many mSATA configured systems becoming available.

The Memoright MS-701 is awarded the Editor’s Choice for it’s performance, capacity, three year warranty and as a welcome to Memoright into the North American retail space.



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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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