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A-DATA S596
5.6 out of 10

A-DATA S596

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Overall 2
2.0

100% failed

John M., Newegg
10 May 2015
Overall 2
2.0

Great, until it fails

Maysha Z., Newegg
7 September 2011
  • Summary: Got two of these for RAID0 setup. Was very happy for about 2-3 months when Windows7 started to blue-screen and finally refused to boot. I guess I am unlucky enough to get a bad drive? Trying to reach out to ADATA now...
  • Pros: Great price, Blazing speed, No moving parts, No Noise, Runs Cool.
  • Cons: Failed after about 2-3 month
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Overall 2
2.0

DOA

Marty W., Newegg
10 May 2011
  • Summary: Go with a more reputable brand.
  • Pros: Cheap Price, Good Warranty
  • Cons: Arrived DOA. Will not power on... SATA or USB. Had to file RMA with ADATA. Have not heard back yet.
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Overall 2
2.0

Dead

Matthew L., Newegg
6 May 2011
  • Summary: The drive fried about 4 months after owning it. No reasonable explanation I can come to at this point. PC runs fine still with a new drive installed, this drive just kicked the bed. Have not been able to contact Adata for warranty replacement.
  • Pros: While installed the drive did improve my PC performance. I used it primarily as a Windows 7 OS drive. Was fairly easy to install and use.
  • Cons: Died after about 4 months of operation.
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Overall 2
2.0

Fast - to - Fail

JOSEPH P., Newegg
4 April 2011
  • Summary: maybe I can use it as a Photoshop scratch disc on my Macintosh... if they refuse to deal with me any more, I've been without a PC since January, and my tech guy really likes me seeing he has to reinstall Windows and take drives in and out, over and over.
  • Pros: Fast when it worked. I liked the 128MB cache and chip controller. USB connection if I wanted to take the drive with me.
  • Cons: Win 7 doesn't seem to like this drive at all. I've had 3 of them, the first one failed to firmware upgrade the second one wouldn't take the OS and crashed out(the tech people did a firmware upgrade on it before sending it out), the third one I got back today(instead off the S599 like they said th...
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Overall 2
2.0

Not worth the price

Adedayo O., Newegg
21 February 2011
  • Pros: 2.5" allows it to be installed both laptops and desktops. USB port allows it to be used as (an expensive) removable drive.
  • Cons: ADATA has a screenshot on their product description page for the S596 right around 200 MB/s write speeds. They must have been using some voodoo or something because I'm only getting about 50 MB/s using the same benchmark in Win7 64 bit.
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Overall 2
2.0

Worked for about 1 day

Grant G., Newegg
13 January 2011
  • Summary: I will return and try again
  • Pros: Was extremely fast for the 1 day it was working.
  • Cons: The bios will no longer recognize the drive but when I attach a USB cable, I can store and read information from the drive.
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Overall 2
2.0

Stay away

Michael H., Newegg
4 January 2011
  • Summary: I will wait for the Samsung drives to come down is price, they have slightly slower read/writes and I/O, but they also make their own controller and much lower failure rates. On the other hand they are $$$.
  • Pros: Fast while it works, got it on sale.
  • Cons: Drive failed within 4-6 hours of use. I have other ADATA SSD that have given me no trouble at all so I grabbed this one on sale. I have a feeling it is something to do with the controller in this card. I was moving over the RMA period and they only do replacement only. Why would I want another on...
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Overall 2
2.0

ADATA S596 buggy and unreliable

Nathan R., Newegg
26 December 2010
  • Summary: If you can't trust a hard drive not to lose and corrupt all your data, good speed is simply irrelevant. Don't waste your money on this junk.
  • Pros: Speedy read access, low price.
  • Cons: Unreliable. Dismounts and disappears while in use, losing data and (if used as a boot drive) crashing the system. If just used as a data drive, on heavy usage it simply vanishes, losing write data and corrupting files. Trust at your own peril!
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Overall 2
2.0

SSDs are Gimicks-

William P., Newegg
20 December 2010
  • Summary: AMD Phenom II X2 555 (unlocked to X4 B55@3.2ghz) GIGABYTE GA-880GM-UD2H GeIL 2GBx2 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 EVGA GTS 450
  • Pros: None. For $85 and only 32gb it should have worked right out of the box. It didn't. It is a fussy little waste of money that I could only use with Default BIOS settings. For 85$ get a nice 1TB SATAII with a great working reputation.
  • Cons: So, If you plan to AMD OC or Core unlock, DO NOT GET THIS DRIVE. This HD is not detected when you turn on Core unlocking. It simply vanishes out of the IDE list. I tried all the manual SATA settings.. NADA! I have never spent 2 hours with the BIOS and SATA settings like i did with this. This is o...
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