SP Silicon Power’s newest SSD comes in two compact form factors and allows you to speed up the performance of your ultrabook and similar devices. The new drive is dubbed the M10 and will be available as both NGFF M.2 2280 module and full-sized mSATA module for compatibility with as many systems as possible.
The M10 solid state drive is built with MLC NAND flash chips and an unspecified “high-quality controller”. It can achieve sequential transfer rates up to 520MB/s reading and 330MB/s writing. The random 4K performance is rated to 40,000 IOPS at both reading and writing.
The M10 is built with support for Intel’s Smart Response Technology (IRST) that enables you to use the SSD as a cache for your mechanical HDD and effectively create a high-performance SSHD out of the new M10 and your old drive.
Feature wise all the basics are covered with TRIM, NCQ, and S.M.A.R.T. commands to keep the performance at optimal levels throughout its lifetime and operation. It also supports ECC technology and Bad Block Management to guarantee data transmission reliability.
Available in tree capacities, 120GB, 240GB, and up to 480GB, the M10 shows that great performance doesn’t need to take up a lot of space. The M10 is backed by a 3-year warranty and has an MTBF of 2 million hours.