Apacer AST280 240GB M.2 SSD review – small, but very fast

As every component in the PC is shrinking, why not the storage also? The M.2 SSDs are a very nice solution that keeps the performance of usual devices, but offer no-cable connection and less space occupied in the chassis.

Today I have tested Apacer AST280 240GB M.2 SSD and made me a great impression. All the details are in this review.

Apacer-AST280-240GB

 

Specs:

Apacer AST280 240GB

Product number

AP240GAST280

Controller

Apacer

Capacity

120, 240 GB

Interface

M.2

NAND

TLC

Read speed

520 MB/s /84000 IOPS

Write speed

495 MB/s / 84000 IOPS

Power

- idle 82mA

- load 561mA

Operating Temperature

0 - 70C

Format

8022

Dimensions

80 x 22 x 3.8 mm

Weight

6.3g

MTBF

2 million hours

Warranty

3 years

 

 

Aspect and build

Apacer AST280 is an 8022 form factor M.2 SSD that should be capable of 520/495MB/s read/write speeds. This is the 240GB version, but there is also a 120GB drive.

Apacer-AST280-240GB

It is driven by an Apacer SCPS10CPH controller and uses TLC NAND chips. It uses M.2 SATA interface.

Apacer-AST280-240GB-back

The installation is extremely simple, as you just have to stick it in the M.2 socket and fasten the screw to fix it there.

 

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