I would like to have seen a chassis that wasn’t
plastic with an SSD that has the Ultimate name on it, but I can live with that.
The performance of the drive when it comes to write speed can drop to 45MB/Sec
when pushed, and that is very easily achievable so either leave some
unallocated space as over-provisioning or don’t fill the drive to its max.
The read performance is a plus, especially with
the lower queue depths that most of us will be using on a daily basis. The
three year warranty is something that is welcomed, together with the ADATA SSD
Toolbox that offers more than just what you need to do, and it also has an
excellent PDF that explains everything in a lot of detail.
Real world performance was also very good, and for the brief time that is used
the ADATA Ultimate SU800 I was very happy to report that it worked well, without
any flaws, and made my daily experience trouble free. The drive is available in
different capacities, from 128GB up to 1TB so you have a wide range to choose
one from that fit your needs. Prices as always will vary but at the time that
this review was published the 256Gb drive could be found on amazon.de
for 81 Euro, on amazon.co.uk
for £63.22, and here in Greece you can find it at a starting price of 83
To sum up, this is what I would say:
ADATA’s Ultimate SU800 SSD is good for
those looking for a budget upgrade to cover the basic needs, and in return they’ll
gain a lot of speed in application loading. The three-year warranty is also
Therefore, I give the ‘Good’ award to the ADATA
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