Kingston SSDNow mS200 240GB mSATA SSD Review

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Posted by Michael Pabia on Monday, June 9, 2014 - 1:11pm


Kingston SSDNow mS200
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Last week we reviewed the 256GB variant of Plextor's M6M mSATA SSD line. Today we will continue where we left using the same tests, benchmarks and testing machine but now on to a different brand's offering which is Kingston Technology's SSDNow mS200 240GB mSATA SSD. Kingston today is popular when it comes to products using flash memory such as flash disks, desktop and laptop memory modules, solid state drives and more. Seeing that the flash technology is getting better and cheaper each year, will Kingston be able to stay on top of this very competitive market? Let's find that out as we review their SSDNow mS200 mSATA SSD.

Kingston's Take on the SSDNow mS200

Kingston’s SSDNow mS200 mSATA solid-state drive offers a cost-effective performance boost with a dual-drive option that allows room for adding high-capacity storage. Ideal for system builders, OEMs and enthusiasts, the mS200’s ruggedly-cool, miniscule form factor is eight times smaller than a traditional 2.5-inch hard drive, making it perfect for notebooks, tablets and Ultrabooks. Available in capacities of up to 480GB, ms200 has a caseless, PCB-only design with no moving parts and is backed by a three-year warranty (30GB model has a two-year warranty), free technical support and legendary Kingston® reliability.




  • mSATA interface — fully compliant with industry standard, easy to fit, guaranteed to work
  • NAND Flash memory based — shock-resistant with low power consumption
  • Supports Intel’s SRT — combines capacity advantage of HDD with performance improvements of SSD in dual-storage configuration
  • Supports SMART — monitors the status of your drive
  • Supports TRIM — maintains maximum performance on compatible operating systems
  • Guaranteed — three-year warranty (two-year warranty on 30GB), free technical support


Form factor: mSATA
Interface*: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s), SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s), SATA Rev. 1.0 (1.5Gb/s)
Capacities**: 30GB, 60GB, 120GB, 240GB, 480GB
Encryption: AES 128bit
Sequential Read/Write**: 

  • 30GB – 550 MB/s / 510MB/s
  • 60GB, 120GB – 550 MB/s / 520MB/s
  • 240GB – 540 MB/s / 530MB/s
  • 480GB – 530 MB/s / 340MB/s

Maximum 4k Read/Write**:

  • 30GB – up to 86,000 / up to 77,000 IOPS
  • 60GB – up to 86,000 / up to 79,000 IOPS
  • 120GB – up to 86,000 / up to 48,000 IOPS
  • 240GB – up to 72,000 / up to 40,000 IOPS
  • 480GB – up to 72,000 / up to 18,000 IOPS

Random 4k Read/Write**:

  • 30GB – up to 7,500 / up to 71,000 IOPS
  • 60GB – up to 14,000 / up to 77,000 IOPS
  • 120GB – up to 17,000 / up to 45,000 IOPS
  • 240GB – up to 21,000 / up to 41,000 IOPS
  • 480GB – up to 21,000 / up to 13,000 IOPS

Power Consumption: 0.4W Idle / 1.2 (TYP) Read / 1.8 W (TYP) Write
Storage temperatures: -40°C ~ 85°C
Operating temperatures: 0°C ~ 70°C
Dimensions: 50.88mm x 30mm
Weight: 6.86g
TRIM: Supported
Vibration operating: 2.17G Peak
Vibration non-operating: 20G Peak
MTTF: 1,000,000 Hrs

  • 30GB: two-year warranty with free technical support
  • 60GB, 120GB, 240GB, 480GB: three-year warranty with free technical support

Total Bytes Written (TBW)***:
30GB: 121TB, 3 DWPD4
60GB: 218TB, 3 DWPD4
120GB: 337TB, 2 DWPD4
240GB: 585TB, 2 DWPD4
480GB: 1562TB, 3 DWPD4 

*Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston's Flash Memory Guide.
**Speeds provided are sequential. Based on “out-of-box performance.” Speed may vary due to host hardware, software and usage.
***Total Bytes Written (TBW) is derived from the JEDEC Workload (JESD219A).



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