Adata is totally stoked about its new high performance XM13 mSATA solid state drive. According to Adata, the XM13 is the fastest SSD in its class and represents the company's "increasingly strong R&D capabilities" while also establishing a firm foundation in the small form factor market. The XM13 uses 25nm MLC NAND flash memory and a modern SandForce chipset.
"The 'rapid start' usage of Tablet PCs has had an impact on the consumer desktop market, causing rising hopes and expectations for performance," Adata said in a statement. "The future market is expected to demand that boot devices combine the power of rapid, efficient operation with a thin profile and price competitiveness. To this end, ADATA has set its sights squarely on the market trends of the near future, applying the full force of the company’s development capability and years of experience in memory storage. The result is the introduction of the XM13 mSATA SSD, incorporating mSATA memory cache, low power consumption, and implementing the latest SandForce controller."
Despite the tiny package, the XM13 packs a performance punch, at least when compared with other SATA 3Gbps drives. Adata rates the read and write speeds at up to 280MB/s and 260MB/s, respectively, with 12,500 random read and write IOPS.