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A-data-s599.33475820
7.5 out of 10

A-DATA S599

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Reviews and Problems with A-DATA S599

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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

MaxFast, NCIX.com
6 July 2011
  • Summary: This is my second SSD. My first was the vertex 2 (same controller). I haven't had a chance to benchmark it but the WEI scores it at 7.6 and booting up my netbook is now awesome.
  • Pros: -On sale for $150, -Sandforce controller (gen 1), -fast, works, 128GB, -same thing as the vertex 2 series.
  • Cons: Just note that the drive capacity, unlike the vertex line, does include the reserved space. so the 128gb is like the 120gb vertex 2
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

MG, NCIX.com
3 June 2011
  • Summary: Ce SSD aurait été une bonne affaire si sa capacité avait été réellement celle spécifiée (128GB) mais dans les faits elle correspond à une disque de 120 032 587 776 octets qui est en fait ce qu'on appel un disque de 120GB (111GB réel). Au niveau de la vitesse de transfert et de sa capacité, ce disque est équivalent à mon OCZ Vertex 2 120GB que j'ai dans un autre système. Pour le moment tout est fonctionnel et SSDLife rapporte un état de 100%.
  • Pros: Plus rapide qu'un disque dur conventionnel., Prix acceptable lorsque pricematché à 199.99$, Pas de rabais postal à gérer comme c'est le cas des SSD OCZ., Bracket 2.5" à 3.5" inclus avec les vis.
  • Cons: 120GB et non pas 128GB comme spécifié.
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Overall 10
10

Better than I expected

Troy M., Newegg
19 April 2011
  • Pros: Easy setup and Install. Sandforce controller supposedly. Advertised 280/270 read/write. SSDlife pro is reporting that this drive will last 9yrs 11months and 23 days. 7.7 wei index before optimization and 7.6 after.
  • Cons: passmark gave this 232.5/ 63.1Mbps read/write and randoms at 142.
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Overall 10
10

No problems here.

Michael S., Newegg
8 April 2011
  • Pros: After thoroughly reading the feedback on this product, I decided to give it a chance. Shelled out the extra $16 for the 1 year extended warranty, and after two days of boot-ups, hibernations, sleep cycles, stress testing and data transfers, ZERO problems.
  • Cons: Couldn't access advertised data transfer speeds. Slightly lower than posted. 7.0 on the Widows Experience Index, which isn't really a bad thing for the price. (The Crucial C300 64GB equivalent on my other build scored a 7.2)
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Funguseater, NCIX.com
2 March 2011
  • Summary: I am very impressed with the performance of this drive. Subjectively I have noticed a vast improvement in boot time and installation of software from mounted ISO's on my Acer 7551G. Scored a 7.5 out of 7.9 on Windows Experience Index. Make sure that you are in AHCI mode and that you update  the firmware from ADATA website before installing windows.
  • Pros: FAST, This makes a great laptop drive. 7.5 WEI
  • Cons: Needs to have firmware update  before use.
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Overall 10
10

Amazing

Michael I., Newegg
26 February 2011
  • Pros: Inexpensive and fast. I updated the firmware straight away and put two of these into 128GB stripe (RAID-0). It's ridiculously fast.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 10
10

Had problems, works now. Smokin fast.

FILIBERTO P., Newegg
10 February 2011
  • Pros: FAST! Was an easy install once I found out what "I" was doing wrong (I've been building as a hobby for years but never had this problem, but my own fault... caused BSOD and system freezes... I was like most people, cursing out ADATA). Find myself impatient now when using a 7200 rpm HDD.
  • Cons: Problems with firmware which still isn't perfected. Initially would cause SDD to not be detected when powered down on hibernation and sleep modes. New firmware on ADATA site resolved the hibernate issue (not sure about sleep because I stopped using it... it's so fast now that I just use Shut Down and do clean boots instead). New issue though which I don't care about and they admit is still an issue (not with just their SDD, as other issues still exist with other manuf...
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Overall 4
4.0

NEW FIRMWARE DIDN'T FIX ISSUES

Roger S., Newegg
3 February 2011
  • Pros: Fast, works great on desktop PC with no issues
  • Cons: On laptop, I get still get "No operating system found" on cold boot ups and can't recover from sleep/ hibernation with this drive. Problem is not consistent. Sometimes it happens, other times it's fine. I updated to the latest firmware (remember to right click, run as administrator when u use the utility otherwise it won't recognize the drive). also tried reloading the operating system after new firmware and issue was not resolved
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Overall 10
10

boots windows 7 in 20 seconds

Jeff P., Newegg
11 January 2011
  • Pros: installed easily, trim enabled automatically with new W7 install. This thing is a beast. Everything in instant on my TimelineX 3820t. Wish it was bigger, but whatever it's an SSD. The sustained read and write speeds advertised are pretty close to what I get on crystaldiskmark. Battery life is identical to the WD Scorpio Blue 320gb originally in the laptop.
  • Cons: wish it was bigger
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Overall 10
10

Setup suggestions, etc

David G., Newegg
22 November 2010
  • Summary: For those who complain about formatted capacity, RT FM. The space sacrificed to over-provisioning improves reliability. Accept about 55GB actual storage, spend more for a bigger drive, on install your big apps on a conventional HDD.
  • Pros: Fast, cheap, works.
  • Cons: 60GB is enough room for Windows & some apps, but that's about it.
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