Excerpt: All SSD drives have one thing in common, speed. And lots of it. These little lightweights are the superchargers that will boost whatever OS it is that you are using. That's all sounds very good, but good things do come at a cost, and SSD drives have yet to get off their high horse with ridiculous...
Summary: The market is full of versatile SSDs on second-generation SandForce controllers. However, they are not the same. Let’s see how the flagship ADATA product stands out among many other alternatives.
Summary: The S511 series SSD from ADATA is again a product that will offer some serious performance for hopefully a slightly more acceptable amount of money. Comparing apples to apples, SATA3 SSDs like Corsairs Force series, the OCZ Agility 3 and Vertex 3, Patriots WildFire and so on are neck and neck with...
Conclusion: IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time.
Summary: ADATA's S511 SSD offers great performance, even when compared to competing drives with higher capacities. The same SSD using the same controller, firmware & flash chips will be faster, the larger its capacity is.
Pros: Good performance, SATA 6 Gbps support, Supports TRIM, 3 year warranty, Nice looking, rugged metal case, 3.5" adapter included
Cons: Needs SATA 6 Gbps controller to perform best, Can not win price/performance (against Crucial C300/M4)
Conclusion: The ADATA S511 60GB SSD is a consummate performer in its own right. Super-fast in applications that take advantage of data which can be compressed through the drive's DuraWrite technology, it falters to being, in mid-2011, an average performer if your dataset uses lots of compressed files.
ADATA S511 120gb SATA 3 Review: PCMark Vantage and Conclusions
12 June 2011
Excerpt: The SSD Review uses benchmark software called PCMark Vantage x64 HDD Suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience. There are eight tests in all and the tests performed record the speed of data movement in MB/s to which they are then given a numerical score...
ADATA S511 120gb SATA 3 Review: System Test Protocol and Initial Testing
12 June 2011
Excerpt: This is The SSD Review Test Bench and a quick click on the photo will bring it up full size for closer inspection. MOTHERBOARD : Gigabyte P67A-UD7 ATX LGA 1155 Intel SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 CPU : Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W...