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: Crystal Diskmark and AS SSD Benchmarks
12 June 2011
Excerpt: Crystal Disk Benchmark is used to measure read and write performance through sampling of raw (0/1 Fill) or random data. Many new SSD owners who can’t wait to test the performance of their SSD often grab this program and run a quick test, not realizing that they are testing with random data, not RAW...
ADATA S511 120gb SATA 3 Review: HDTune Pro Benchmarks
12 June 2011
Excerpt: HDTune is a great software program which covers all areas of our testing and does a great job of showing how capable this drive truly is. The battery of HDTune tests seem to show this drive as any other of the new SF-2281 controlled SSDs which is that of an upper tier drive.
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...