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.
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.
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
A closer look at the drive
Front side of the ADATA SP900
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.
the top side we can see eight NAND chips manufactured by Micron.
the bottom we can see another eight NAND chips by Micron and the SandForce controller.
closer look at the Micron Asynchronous NAND,
a picture of the SandForce controller.
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.
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.