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MC1S81M2T PCIe 2TB MultiCore Solid State Storage Card
MC1S81M1T PCIe 1TB MultiCore Solid State Storage Card
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MC1S81M500 PCIe 500GB MultiCore Solid State Storage Card

KingSpec PCI Express MultiCore Series Solid State Disks

KingSpec's MultiCore PCI Express SSD cards offer phenomenal performance far exceeding the limitations imposed by the SATA 6 Gbit/s interface.

As Solid State Disk technology has developed in recent years, performance has improved in leaps and bounds. The Serial ATA interface was originally designed for platter hard disk drives and so the bottleneck was always with the drive itself, not the interface. As SSDs came onto the market, all that changed. The SATA 6 Gbit/s interface was developed in order to allow SSD performance to be fully realised, but even that is now starting to show performance weaknesses compared with the potential throughput available when multiple high speed solid state drives are configured in RAID arrays.

The KingSpec MultiCore Solid State Disk card completely circumvents SATA bandwidth limitations by interfacing directly onto the PCI 2.0 Express bus using 8 lanes, giving a mind-blowing 4 GB/s theoretical maximum throughput. It uses an array of mSATA SSD cards mounted directly onto its main PCB and employs SandForce® controller chips in order to implement RAID and other data performance/redundancy algorithms.

We recommend the MultiCore SSD card for any PC application which demands the highest possible performance and reliability, including data-intensive server and workstation applications. The product is available in three capacities - 500 GB, 1.0 TB and 2.0 TB.


  1. PCI Express design eliminates the SATA 6Gbps bottleneck of conventional SSD drives
  2. PCIe 8x interface supports 2GB/s bandwidth; five times more than SATA-3 devices
  3. Sustained read/write performance of up to 4.0 GB/s and 2.4 GB/s respectively
  4. Uses 8 x 256GB MLC mSATA devices mounted as daughterboards with SandForce® processors
  5. Perfect for high-end workstation and server applications

Specifications1TB PCIe SSD Card2TB PCIe SSD Card500GB PCIe SSD Card
Part codeMC1S81M1T MC1S81M2T MC1S81M500
Capacity1 TB 2 TB 0.5 TB
mSATA daughterboard configuration 8 x 120GB 8 x 240GB 8 x 60GB
mSATA controllersSandForce SF2281
Sustained read2.0 GB/s 4.0 GB/s 2.0 GB/s
Sustained write2.0 GB/s 2.4 GB/s 2.0 GB/s
4KB Random IOPS Up to 130K
Average access time0.1ms
InterfacePCI Express 2.0 8x
Storage media25nm MLC NAND Flash
Hardware RAID supportRAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10
Power-on availabilityInstant availability and background initialisation
Data protection against power cutYes (supported by mSATA module with SF controller)
Operating temperature-20°C to 70°C
Power consumption7W idle / 15W active
Input voltage12V±8%
MTBF2,000,000 operating hours
Read enduranceUnlimited
Wear-levelling algorithmDynamic and static wear-levelling
Data retention10 years at 25°C
Bad block managementAuto bad block management system
Dimensions170 x 75 x 20 mm
ComplianceRoHS / CE / FCC
Warranty24 months
EAN barcode6950509930398 6950509930404 6950509930237

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