The Kingston UV500 series SSD are mSATA based for older laptop and mobile machines. The UV500 are available in mSATA format as well as NGFF M.2 format. The mSATA 240GB SUV500MS/240G is the review model.

  • SUV500MS/240G
  • mSATA: 120GB, 240GB, 480GB
  • NGFF: 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, 960GB
  • 50.8mm x 29.85mm x 4.85mm (mSATA)
  • 80mm x 22mm x 3.5mm (M.2)
  • 100.1mm x 69.85mm x 7mm (2.5”)
  • Marvell 88SS1074 Controller
  • Next-Gen 64-layer, 3D TLC NAND
  • DDR3L-1600 SDRAM
  • 3D TLC
  • 520MB/s read
  • 500MB/s write
  • 1 million hours MTBF
  • 120GB supports 60TB written
  • 240GB supports 100TB written
  • 480GB supports 200TB written
  • 2.17G Peak (7–800Hz) operating
  • Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support

Kingston’s UV500 SSD dramatically improves your system’s responsiveness with incredible boot, loading and transfer times compared to mechanical hard drives. It uses a Marvell 88SS1074  controller and 3D NAND Flash to power through daily tasks and improve productivity. UV500 also provides end-to-end data protection using 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption and support for TCG Opal 2.0 security management solutions. The UV500’s available in multiple capacities from 120GB–960GB1 giving you options to meet your system’s needs.

Total Bytes Written (TBW) is derived from the JEDEC Client Workload (JESD219A). Kingston TLC SSD products are capable of surviving in a laptop machine with Windows for at least 5-10 years. Installing more RAM is key to improving SSD service life. Minimizing swap file use will reduce wear leveling requirements etc.

Kingston provides SSD products for all the major formats. The mSATA format fits Lenovo X220 and Lenovo X230 machines. This allows the machine to have the advantages of SSD while maintaining the capacity of a larger capacity hard disk.

The keyboard and palmrest on the X220 and X230 need to be removed to be able to access the logic board. There are 8 screws in total to remove the keyboard and palmrest. Once installed and reassembled, Windows recognized the UB500 immediately and it installed quickly.

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