If you are a novice regarding SSDs and SSD technology, the names ‘Runcore’ and ‘KingFast’ should at least strike a chord. The two companies recently merged, with KingFast becoming the sub-brand of RunCore; neither have shown signs of slowing down.
Being two of the top SSD manufacturers, we will be looking at their newest SLC creation. Between the three NAND memory types – SLC (Single Layer Cell), MLC (Multi Layer Cell), and TLC (Three Layer Cell) – consumers typically are accustomed to MLC. SLC has the best endurance and best performance, but is also more expensive and lower in capacity due to cost and technical limitations. TLC is the exact opposite, and hence is not seen due to its lack of productivity, especially since MLC fits as the best intermediate between the two – solid performance, high density, low cost, decent endurance.
While the new KingFast E-Drive Pro KF2510SCF 120GB SLC SSD we are reviewing is priced at roughly $280 for a fairly low capacity, it is anything but disappointing. As we shall see, it lives up to all of the features that SLC brings, especially the exceptional performance.
SPECIFICATIONS AND PACKAGING
Again due to technical limitations, we see the KingFast E-Drive Pro KF2510SCF 120GB SLC SSD offered in low capacities of 60GB and 120GB. Regardless of the model, both sport blazing speeds 556MB/s read and 530MB/s write. 12000T endurance is also quite impressive, alongside high IOPS numbers. Followed by a three-year warranty, it is certainly meant to be used in an enterprise setting. Moreover, the BCH ECC 55-bits/512-bytes, sudden power-off recovery, static and dynamic wear-leveling, and RAISE functionalities are present for extended user data protection, as well as extra endurance.
Moving onto the packaging, the front of the KingFast E-Drive Pro KF2510SCF 120GB SLC SSD has a great layout of quick features, while the back is relatively plain. Regardless, the box does have a pleasing colour palette and is quite easy on the eyes:
Inside we have another frame that holds the SSD:
It also holds extra contents, including a standard SATA cable, 2.5″ to 3.5″ bracket mount, mounting screws, warranty card, and product date checker which is a unique addition.