ZOTAC ZTSSD A5P Premium SSD Review

 

ZOTAC ZTSSD A5P Premium SSD Review

Review: ZOTAC ZTSSD A5P Premium 240GB SSD

Reviewed by: Wendy Robertson

Provided by: ZOTAC

Model: ZTSSD-A5P-240G-PE

Firmware version: SAFM01.6

 

It was back in March 2015 that I last reviewed an SATA SSD.
Since then I’ve been mainly testing NVMe SSDs. SATA SSDs still have their
place, in both the budget and mainstream SSD market, as not everyone is lucky
enough to own a Skylake or Haswell-E PC platform. As a system drive, SATA based
SSDs still have a lot of life left in them, and I expect them to be around for
some time to come.

Today I’m looking at an SSD from ZOTAC. ZOTAC may not be a
name you are particularly aware of, but ZOTAC has been producing PC
motherboards and graphics cards for many years. In fact I still have a media
centre PC built around an Intel Atom, and a ZOTAC ITX motherboard, which still
works flawlessly.

The review sample that ZOTAC has sent me is from the A5P
Premium range, and in this review I will be looking at the 240GB version. 120GB
and 480GB versions are also available. This will also be the first time I have
come across an SSD using the Phison S10 SSD controller.

The ZOTAC ZTSSD A5P Premium SSD is aimed at the upper end of
the budget conscious consumer market, so let’s find out how this new SSD
performs in our range of tests.

ZOTAC company information

Those of you who would like to find out more about ZOTAC,
can do so at their website.


The ZOTAC ZTSSD A5P Premium 240GB SSD

Now it’s time to take a look at the drive itself and what it
came shipped with.

Packaging

ZOTAC ZTSSD A5P Premium SSD Review

The package contained
the ZOTAC ZTSSD A5P Premium SSD, and a quick start guide (not shown)

ZOTAC ZTSSD A5P Premium SSD Review

Box top

ZOTAC ZTSSD A5P Premium SSD Review

Box bottom

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Drive top

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Drive bottom

 

Now let’s head to the next page, where we look in more
detail at the ZOTAC ZTSSD A5P Premium 240GB SSD…..