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ADATA S511 240 GB Solid State Drive Review

X-bit labs
19 December 2011
  • 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.
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ADATA S511 series 60GB SSD review

The Guru of 3D
25 September 2011
  • 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...
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Overall 9

Expert Review

Tweak Town
2 September 2011
  • Excerpt: ADATA is now shipping their SandForce SF-2281 based drives. The new S511s are faster than the S501s and bring SATA III performance up to 550MB/s.
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ADATA S511 240GB

Legion Hardware
11 August 2011
  • Summary: When we first tested the Vertex 3 the BSOD and disconnect issues were annoying, and although OCZ was able to ease their frequency it was still a major issue for the product and those like it.
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Overall 9

ADATA S511 120 GB

21 July 2011
  • 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)
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Overall 8

ADATA 60GB S511 SandForce SSD in RAID0 review

14 July 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 9
Value for money 7
Performance 9
Construction 10
Functionality 9
Appearance 9

ADATA S511 Solid State Drive AS511S3

Benchmark Reviews
28 June 2011
  • 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.
  • Pros: Outstanding 559/516 MBps read/write speed with ATTO, TCG OPAL security with 256-bit AES encryption, SandForce SF-2281 processor supports TRIM, SMART, and RAISE, DuraWrite technology extends NAND lifetime, Top-level enthusiast operational I/O performance, 3-Year ADATA product warranty support, 60/...
  • Cons: Some manufacturers offer five-year warranty, Expensive enthusiast-level product, Firmware appears to throttle performance
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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.
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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...
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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...
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