Mach Xtreme Technology MX-DS Turbo 

Released July, 2011
  • 120 GB
  • 2.5" SATA III
5.8 Out of 10

Overall I'd say the pricing of the MX DS Turbo is a bit too high to make a big splash on the market.
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9.0The Mach Xtreme MX-DS Turbo SSD is one of the fastest Sandforce 6 Gbps drives we have seen so far.
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SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of the Mach Xtreme Technology MX-DS Turbo

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

MX-DS Turbo
5.5
840 Pro
6.8
Vector
7.2
4K Random Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

MX-DS Turbo
5.2
840 Pro
7.0
Vector
6.5
4K Random Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

MX-DS Turbo
5.3
840 Pro
6.3
Vector
6.2
AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

MX-DS Turbo
7.1
840 Pro
8.2
Vector
8.2
AS SSD Score and Tom's Hardware Storage Bench

5.8

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

MX-DS Turbo
5.8
840 Pro
7.1
Vector
7.0

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Mach Xtreme Technology MX-DS Turbo

4K Random Read

MX-DS Turbo
83.5 MB/s
Vector
380.71 MB/s
840 EVO
318.8 MB/s

4K Random Write

MX-DS Turbo
12.41 MB/s
840 Pro
130.58 MB/s
Extreme SSD
119.02 MB/s

Reviews Word on the street for the Mach Xtreme Technology MX-DS Turbo


9.0
Another price/performance option is the Crucial M4 Series which has recently seen a firmware upgrade for improved performance.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Performance

It offers outstanding performance, even when compared to competing drives with higher capacities.
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As always, any SSD will bring massive performance improvement over a traditional HDD - probably the best update you could pick.
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Since this SSD is sitting at the upper end of the performance spectrum, Mach Xtreme is asking a price premium for it.
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Speed

The same SSD using the same controller, firmware & flash chips will be faster, the larger its capacity is.
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For example the OCZ Vertex 3 240 GB is about 1% faster than the MX-DS Turbo, but we are comparing 240 GB and 120 GB drives here.
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If both drives were of the same capacity we'd see MX DS Turbo end up a few % faster than the OCZ Vertex 3.
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Interface

Mach Xtreme's latest SSD uses the SATA 6 Gbps interface.
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Their new MX-DS Turbo 128 GB SSD is based on Sandforce's new SF-2281 controller which boasts support for the new SATA 6 Gbps interface.
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For optimum performance it is recommended to pair modern SATA 6 Gbps SSDs with the matching interface on the motherboard side, otherwise you'd see a real-life performance difference of around 10% which it not negligible but also not as big as what you would expect from double raw interface bandwidth.
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Capacity

The 16 flash chips are made by Micron and have a capacity of 8 GB each, they are produced in a 25 nanometer production process.
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It simply carries the identifier "DS Turbo" and comes with 120 GB capacity.
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Price

For example, you can get the OCZ Agility 3 for 135 €, which is 25% cheaper, but only a few % slower in performance.
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Specifications Full list of technical specs

storage

Capacity 120 GB
Interface SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s
Controller SandForce 2281
Memory type MLC

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
Weight 80 g

manufacturer performance

MTBF 2,000,000 hours
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