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The Kingston SM2280S3/120G

The Kingston SM2280S3/120G M.2 SSD 120 GiB comes in a small package, similar to the one used by Value RAM modules from Kingston, as shown in Figure 1.

Kingston M.2 SATA SSD 120 GiBFigure 1: package

Figure 2 presents the SM2280S3 M.2 SSD. As explained, it is 22 mm wide and 80 mm long, and hence its part number. On the component side, there are two flash memory chips (covered by the sticker), one buffer memory chip, and the controller chip.

Kingston M.2 SATA SSD 120 GiBFigure 2: the SM2280S3/120G

On the other side of the module, there are another two NAND flash memory chips.

Kingston M.2 SATA SSD 120 GiBFigure 3: solder side