Summary: At nearly 10 times the price of a normal HDD, the ADATA S599 SSD is surely for early adopters. The performance benefits of SSD technology are currently more in access and seek times than in actual speed. However the ADATA S599 is lighter, noiseless and low-power consuming as well.
Pros: Very fast seek times, Very light weight, Low power consumption, and running temperature, Supports wear-leveling and TRIM
Conclusion: Driven by a SandForce SF-1222 controller and an improved firmware, the performance of the Adata S599 SSD is truely exceptional. During our tests, we managed to get some very impressive results, with an average linear read speed of 246.8/Mbsec and an average linear write speed of 240.7Mb/sec.
Summary: At the moment A-DATA's S599 128 GB is the cheapest 128 GB Sandforce SSD available on the market. It uses 8 GB of overprovisioning, whereas many other drives use 16 GB. Our testing shows that this does not have any negative effect on performance at all, actually the A-DATA S599 is the fastest Sandforce based SSD we had in our labs so far.
Pros: Low price, Higher performance than other Sandforce drives, Excellent synthetic performance, Supports TRIM, 3 Year warranty, Nice looking, rugged metal case, Includes 2.5 inch bracket
Cons: 128 GB label might be misleading, actual capacity 120 GB, 111.79 GB usable., Real-life performance not as impressive as synthetic
Excerpt: The original A-DATA S599 was the second SandForce SSD we tested, but that was all the way back in March. Quite a lot has changed since then with all of the SandForce partners; the products are now more refined and the competition of a saturated market has led to more value added accessories being included.
Conclusion: 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. While we each do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are considered, there are often times unforeseen market conditions and manufacturer changes which occur after publication that could render our rating obsolete.
Cons: Limited warranty and technical support, Lacks integrated USB Mini-B data connection, Not 3rd-Generation SATA-6.0 compliant, No public firmware updates available
Excerpt: We managed to get the first review of a SandForce SF-1200 product out before anyone else when the Corsair Force F100 went up just last week. At the time we were planning on the A-DATA S599 arriving before the Corsair drive which came in unannounced and was a great surprise. Two days later the S599 arrived and at the same time Intel let us know that a new driver was on the way that would support RAID TRIM and bring new optimized performance for many SATA products.
Excerpt: 2 Flares 2 Flares × It would be fair to say that ADATA aren’t known as one of the more established SSD brands however they have had a range of SandForce powered units in retail for some time now. Today we are testing their 256GB SSD and will be putting it through many synthetic and real world situations.
Conclusion: , poprzednikiem najlepszego dzisiaj SF-2281. Ubiegłoroczny kontroler pasuje do interfejsu SATA II. I do posiadaczy starszej wersji interfejsu SATA na płytach głownych kierowana jest ta seria. Składa się aż z siedmiu dysków o pojemności 40, 55, 64, 100, 115, 128 i 256 GB. W modelu 55GB w roli pamięci głównej występuje osiem układów pamięci flash wyprodukowanych przez Intela w procesie 25 nm o pojemności ośmiu gigabajtów każdy.