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ADATA SP900 128GB SSD Review

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Vroom
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Article posted 01 Jul 12 18:58

Introduction

 

Review: ASATA SP900 SSD
Reviewed by: Vroom
Provided by: ADATA
Model: SP900 128GB
Firmware version: C3J

 

 

ADATA was founded in 2001 and their aim was to become the leader in memory solutions. Some might say that’s not an easy task to achieve, but over the years ADATA managed to establish their name as one of the leading manufacturers when it comes to memory solutions.

ADATA has a variety of storage solutions from USB2/USB3 flash drives to external HDD’s, RAM, memory cards, Solid State Drives, and will cover almost every need for storage that you might have. You can take a closer look at their products here.

You can find out more info about ADATA here, and also check some of their milestones.

ADATA was kind enough to send me their Premier Pro SP900 128GB SSD for a review. Before we take a closer look, we notice that the capacity of the drive is 128GB and not the typical 120GB that we see with most SandForce based SSD’s. ADATA has tweaked the firmware of the drive so that the extra spare capacity can now be used to increase the capacity of the drive.

It’s time to take a closer look at the ADATA SP900 SSD and give the drive a chance to prove how much of an ‘Unbeatable Upgrade’ the ADATA SP900 really is.


ADATA SP900 128GB SSD

Let’s start by taking a closer look at the package and what comes shipped with.

Packaging


Box front


Box rear

The packaging of the ADAT SP900 is simple and focuses more on the drive and less on the overall look. At the back my main focus is the sticker that gives you an idea of the performance of this SSD.

Inside the box

Inside the box you will find a 3.5” bracket, two sets of mounting screws, a quick start guide, the drive,a card with the instructions on how to download the cloning software, and a 60 day trial of Norton Internet Security.

A closer look at the drive


Front side of the ADATA SP900


Drive underside

Visually the drive looks clean and simple. It has a nice Black/White colour scheme and a brushed finish make it more appealing to the eye.

Now let’s look at what’s inside.

On the top side we can see eight NAND chips manufactured by Micron.

On the bottom we can see another eight NAND chips by Micron and the SandForce controller.

A closer look at the Micron Asynchronous NAND,

and a picture of the SandForce controller.

Specifications

The following specifications can be found at the ADATA website.

From the above pictures we can get a more detailed view of the specifications of the ADATA SP900 SSD.

CrystalDIskInfo

Above we can see some info about the ADATA SP900 128GB SSD.

 


Let’s head to the next page where we take a look at our testing methods and the review PC.

 

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