KingFast F3 Series mSATA3.0 SSD KF1310MCF 120GB Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2013-01-22

The F3 mSATA 3.0 SSDs from KingFast come in multiple storage variants and are especially made for fitting inside low profile HTPCs, high-end ultrabooks or light notebooks. Thanks to the included mSATA to SATA adapter which is included inside the packaging, we can also use the product inside any desktop PC.

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Packaging, A Closer Look

The mSATA 3.0 SSD that we will review from KingFast also takes part from the F3 series and features a similar packaging to the previously tested product from them. On the front side of the box we will get some information regarding the product specifications:




The back side will let us know of the KingFast contact information:




The outside layer hides another enclosure, which holds the SSD along with its bundle:




Besides the warranty card, KingFast have also included a very handy mSATA to 2.5’’ SATA adapter, which can be used when our PC does not feature a mSATA slot:




Also here we will also find the SSD, which is not wrapped in any type of protective material:




Here are some views of the adapter we have mentioned earlier. The adapter requires two small screws for fixing the SSD onto the board:





The mSATA SSD is really tiny and the NAND Flash along with the controller are covered with stickers. The frontal side comes with two NAND flash chips:




After the removal of the Q.C. Passed small sticker, we will reveal the same Sandforce as on the regular F3, SF-2281VB1 SSD controller:




On the back side we’ll find two additional NAND Flash chips:




The mSATA 3.0 SSD can be installed into the adapter by simply inserting it into the connector, at a 45 degree angle and then pressing it down. The SSD will be fixed only after we secure it with two small screws (not included in the original package):




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