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A-DATA S596
5.8 out of 10

A-DATA S596

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Overall 6
6.0

Died at almost three years

kevin k., Newegg
5 December 2013
  • Pros: worked perfect for almost three years in a HTPC. was on almost 24x7x365
  • Cons: Died way too young. I just made it under the three year warranty.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good SSD but broke during warranty

Marlon R., Newegg
23 February 2013
  • Summary: SSDs are still coming of age and I expect failures -- the best info I've seen suggests SSDs still fail at least 20x more often than spinning disks. I'm happy to have gotten 24 months out of this drive but I would be happier if it had made it close to the 36-month warranty period.
  • Pros: Small and *very* convienient being able to serve both as internal SSD or as a self-enclosed external USB drive with no external adapter needed. Used it via SATA as the OS drive for a lightly-used Win7 box and it worked perfectly until the day it stopped (see CONS, below). Despite the critical fai...
  • Cons: The drive failed without any warning signs right at 24 months of use (the drive has a 36 month warranty). There is a small green LED inside the drive that can be seen through vents behind the SATA/power connection ports. The LED still lights up but the drive cannot be detected by BIOS or as a USB...
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Overall 6
6.0

ADATA 64 SSD

Gary B., Newegg
21 November 2012
  • Summary: Well it was a great little drive that housed important doc for a court case im involved. was very easy on it. Never made mistakes like defragging. Page files on another drive. i even hooked it up to a USB with hopes i can access important stuff. Second i have a older model 250 gig.
  • Pros: Faster then advertised speed Seen it hit 274 Down/133 Up. Light as a feather, Came with bracket..
  • Cons: Died after just over a year. cant get it to boot or see it in the bios.
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Overall 6
6.0

Died after a year

Brian S., Newegg
16 February 2012
  • Summary: replaced with Plextor M3 Series PX-128M3 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) while waiting on the RMA from Adata.
  • Pros: Worked fine when it was operational.
  • Cons: died just a lil after a year, the sata port seems to have died. Could access the data Partially though the USB port, witch could nor delete files, partion or format. Although as it was meant to be a boot drive it was dead.
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Overall 6
6.0

somewhat unreliable.

John S., Newegg
17 January 2012
  • Pros: i bought this as a boot drive for a new build. it installed the OS, and it worked at great until...
  • Cons: i went to take it to my room from the office and when i tried to boot, the drive had failed. i reinstalled the OS and its worked fine since.
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Overall 6
6.0

Slow Writes

Anonymous, Newegg
29 April 2011
  • Summary: I bought this drive to throw in a RAID 0 configuration with another 32 GB ADATA SSD that I use as a boot drive. I figured something was wrong with one of the drives because after throwing them in RAID the performance dropped down from the initial level of either drive.
  • Pros: The read speeds are phenomenal on this drive. Running HDTune and Crystal Disk Mark I had read speeds between 200 and 250 MB/s on this drive. The mounting bracket that came with the drive was nice too.
  • Cons: The write speeds are abysmal. When purchasing this product, I saw that the drive was rated for 60 MB/s write speeds, and thought that it was only rated at that speed over the USB connection. Sadly, I was wrong. This 60 MB/s write speed transfers over to the SATA connection also. Very disappointin...
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Overall 6
6.0

Great Drive for the Money

Adam C., Newegg
3 February 2011
  • Summary: If your going to make a high end machine spend the extra money on a PCI-E SSD. They really rip.
  • Pros: Great drive for the price. It came with everything needed to install in my new build. The USB feature is really nice too.
  • Cons: I would have thought that using a SSD on my new Sandy Bridge build would have given me a 7.9 ration with the windows 7 experience points. It did not. I posted a 7.1 with my HD being the slowest hardware installed everything else posted at 7.9.
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Overall 6
6.0

A little underwhelming.

Raymond R., Newegg
25 January 2011
  • Summary: Being my first SSD, I'm unimpressed by it. Marginally faster loading times in games, the only exception being Metro 2033 which loaded in about 4 seconds. Might just be some kinda programming issue, but that just seems low. However, it works, so that's never a bad thing.
  • Pros: It's an SSD, its faster than my other HDDs. Good response time.
  • Cons: It's not THAT much faster. Also not very big, and very expensive for what you get.
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