KingFast Unveil 1TB “C-Drive” SSD

/ 3 years ago


High capacity SSDs seem to be coming more and more common these days. Particularly as Crucial recently released their M500 series of SSDs available in a 960GB capacity. Yet we haven’t really seen any other high capacity SSD drives intended for consumer use until now.

KingFast, a Chinese flash memory company, has announced its C-Drive 1TB which TweakTown managed to grab a look at during Computex. This is a drive to rival Crucial’s M500 960GB SSD as it features a 1TB capacity. The drive on the face of things looks exactly like any other drive on the market with a 2.5 inch form factor and a 9.5mm thickness. Yet it is unique as it encloses two individual SSDs in an internal RAID 0 configuration. There are two 512GB Sandforce SF-2281 driven SSDs inside but they both share a single SATA III interface. This means speeds of 559 MB/s read and 532 MB/s write which is actually only marginally faster than current SSD drives on the market.

It is clear that the SATA III interface is limiting these SSDs although the internal RAID configuration is mainly in place to allow the 1TB capacity to be reached easily not to allow the drive to perform faster. KingFast didn’t mention anything else about the drive in terms of pricing, TRIM support, availability and other capacities.

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  • Jason Philip Smith

    $1200 is my guess