MyDigitalSSD 32GB Super Cache mSATA SSD Review


The elephant in the room with respect to the MyDigitalSSD Super Cache SSD has got to be the Phison controller, a controller which many have not really relied upon to a great extent.  It is a bit odd as the controller does show decent results and hasn’t had any ‘growing pains’ to date that we know of.

In fact, it brings one thing to the table that the reader has been searching for since the introduction of solid state drives to the consumer and that is value.  This mSATA SSD is a great representation of such as it is available at $59.99 at the time of this report.

With the influx of ultrabooks, motherboards with the mSATA interface and notebooks capable of both mSATA and HDD storage, the benefit of mSATA SSDs wil be very evident soon enough as we start seeing laptops capable of 2TB storage and blazing 500MB/s read and write performance.  It is something that I have been hoping for for some time.  For now however, the MyDigitalSSD DDR2 32GB Super Cache mSATA SSD has earned our Top Value Award.

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  1. how do you explain that write transfer rate through the cache is better than direct access to HDD? since anyhow the data has to be written to HDD, the performance is based on the Weakest point, i.e the HDD tyhroughput? (may be i write here spupidities but since I am not an expert, I take the chance…

    • Whether people care to believe so or not, much synthetic testing actually mimics reality. In the case of the HDD vs the cached HDD, it is particularly so. First and foremost, the cached HDD starts and shuts down considerably faster than the regular HDD. This is because the large cache retains frequently used information for access quickly, much as a carpenter secures his tools in a locked room or a new home rather than out in his truck. The tools are quicker to retrieve and, therefore, the work gets done quicker. The cached HDD is much the same and the beauty of this system is that, even in typical use, the cached HDD is visibly quicker in all applications than the regualr HDD. Hope this helps.

  2. Gna buy the lenovo thinkpad twist!
    Plan to use iTunes quite frequently due to my iOS devices
    It has a 7200rpm 500gb hdd+24gb mSATA
    Will it load fast?

  3. I have a Lenovo y580 without any ssd and its motherboard does not support SRT. It only has an empty msata slot and i am planning to buy a small ssd(32gb or 64gb) for caching. Does the mydigital super cache already have a caching software in its firmware or do we have to install a third party software. Also which cashing software (available to the consumer) would you recommend?

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