The Kingston SQ500S37/240G is a 240GB SSD that uses the SATA 6Gbps interface and is a part of the Kingston Q500 series. It's a TLC (triple-level cell) NAND flash memory, which means it has 3 bits per cell, making it less reliable than MLC (multi-level cell) and SLC (single-level cell) but it also means it is more affordable.
In terms of performance, the SSD is rated for sequential read speeds of up to 550 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 520 MB/s. These speeds are for reading and writing large, contiguous files.
Random read and write performance (small files) is also important for a general usage, it is rated for up to 90,000 IOPS (input/output operations per second) for random read and up to 85,000 IOPS for random write.
General Compatibility and Reliability
The Kingston SQ500S37/240G is a 240GB SATA III (6 Gbps) solid-state drive (SSD) that belongs to the Q500 series.
In terms of compatibility, the SSD is designed to work with a wide range of devices that have a SATA III interface, including desktop and laptop computers, as well as some network-attached storage (NAS) devices. The drive will not work with devices that use a different interface, such as mSATA or NVMe.
The reliability of the drive is generally good, but as with all consumer electronics, there is always a small chance of failure. TLC NAND flash tend to have a lower write endurance, meaning it can endure less writes than MLC or SLC counterparts.
Kingston's drives are known for their quality and durability, and the Q500 series has been designed with features that help to protect the data stored on the drive, such as built-in error correction, advanced wear leveling, and over-provisioning, which aim to extend the life of the drive and prevent data loss.
The Kingston SQ500S37/240G is a 240GB solid state drive (SSD) that uses the SATA 6Gbps interface and is part of Kingston's Q500 series. It is built using TLC (triple-level cell) NAND flash memory, which offers a balance of performance, endurance, and cost compared to other types of NAND flash memory.
The form factor of the SSD is the physical design and layout of the drive, in this case is a 2.5 inch form factor. This means it is the same size as a standard 2.5-inch laptop hard drive, which makes it a common form factor for SSDs and compatible with many laptops and desktops that have a 2.5-inch drive bay. It also has a thickness of 7mm and can also be used in ultra books and other devices that have limited space for storage drives.
General Information about this Kingston SQ500S37/240G
- Manufacturer: Kingston
- Model Number or SKU# SQ500S37/240G
- Product Type: Solid State Drive
- Storage Capacity: 240GB
Technical Information for 240GB Solid State Drive
- Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
- Interface: SATA-6GBPS
- MTBF: 2,000,000 Hours
- NAND Flash Memory Type: Triple-level Cell (TLC)
Dimensions & Weight of 2.5Inch SSD
- Height: 0.3 inch
- Width: 2.8 inch
- Depth: 3.9 inch
- Weight: 1.50 lbs
- Maximum Read Transfer Rate: 500 MBPS
- Max Write Transfer Rate: 350 MBPS
- Max Operating Temperature: 158 degree Fahrenheit
- Max Storage Temperature: 185 degree Fahrenheit
- Min Operating Temperature: 32 degree Fahrenheit
- Min Storage Temperature: -40 degree Fahrenheit
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SATA 6GB/S SSD (Solid State Drive)
When high-end computer or server hardware comes into the picture, it is always a great idea to push the performance bar higher. Until users begin to use devices that are faster than conventional disks, then some benchmark grades would be significantly hampered. This is where SATA drives come into the picture.
SATA drives remain the most commonly used storage devices in mid-range PCs and desktop computers. They are compatible with several computer motherboards and operating systems. As such, they are one of the best storage solutions available. SATA drives are also typically used in popular gaming consoles.
They offer impressive storage capacity and excellent transmission speed. Now, the magic of SSDs is in the dazzling amount of data they send through SATA ports. Not only do they do that, but the solid-state technology allows them to respond to storage requirements efficiently. They do this with the fastest of speeds.
Their response time is incredible, allowing users across different levels to enjoy their use. The evolution of SSDs has seen them have much faster transfer rates. In addition to offering faster response times, these drives can almost saturate the entirety of a SATA port.
SATA 6GB/S Benefits
Users wonder about the need for or the benefits of adopting the SATA 6GB/S technology. This may result from hard drives current inability to fill the SATA 3.0 pipe at the 6GB/S speeds. However, SATA III ports now support bandwidths that are up to 6GBPs. There are several benefits to gain from using solid-state drives with a SATA 6GB S interface.
SATA 6GB S SSD Improved Performance
Users should expect improved performances and cache-efficient desktop applications. This interface would ensure that operations such as graphics design, video editing, and gaming become a lot faster. Compatible solid-state drives will reach faster sequential read-write speed rates. That way, users will see improved user experience and productivity, regardless of the activity they perform.
Compatibility SSD SATA 6.0 GB S
Another great advantage of these drives is that they work well with older components. They are backward compatible with SATA II and SATA I interfaces. Therefore, users do not need to change their old PCs or desktop computers before using these drives.
Improved Space Management
When compared to the PATA connectors, SATA drives are much smaller. This allows them to adapt to even the smallest PC cases, enabling better airflow among components. The SATA 6GBPS drives are suitable for connecting SSDs and optical drives to a motherboard. They do this without taking much space, thanks to the flat designs.
Bigger Cache Memories SATA 6.0 gb s
Renowned disk drive vendors are now equipping these drives with bigger and faster cache memories. This way, any application in use can predict what data a user is likely to need next. With this, they help to increase data transfer rates of SATA 6GBPS SSD with smart fetching and caching algorithms. The technology ensures no delay in retrieving information that has been pre-fetched and stored in the cache.
The Ultimate Performance Booster
Incremental investment in SATA 6GB/S drives can yield incredible improvement in performance. They have been amplified for higher capacities to be the mainstream high-performance devices.
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