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A-DATA S599
5.4 out of 10

A-DATA S599

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Overall 8
8.0

4 years

Troy L., Newegg
3 March 2015
  • Summary: pretty good , my first SSD and it lasted ~4 years died today.
  • Pros: Was great price / performance
  • Cons: lasted 4 years
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Performance - Horrible Company

BYRON L., Newegg
9 January 2012
  • Summary: Click the link on their "Customer Service Excellence Survey", and you'll get a 404 Error, Web Page Cannot be Found. Yup, par for the course. Another funny thing is that the serial number of the disk drive is on the box. The number etched into the side of the actual drive is not the serial number.
  • Pros: These drives offer very, very good performance for the price. They've also gotten fairly good reviews from the likes of Maximum PC (if you don't subscribe, you should)
  • Cons: Their web site for warranty and customer support. Their RMA process. See comments below in Other Thoughts.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great SSD Drive

Mark R., Newegg
16 August 2011
  • Summary: Might just buy two more for a portable RAID 0.
  • Pros: Fast. Running in my 17" macbook pro. Hacked the trim support, all's well.
  • Cons: People with problems should backup, wipe the drive and clone back to the drive. Some kind of voodoo.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great drive so far, but a couple things...

Kriston B., Newegg
17 May 2011
  • Summary: Make sure you understand that you need to get into your BIOS and set the disk controller to AHCI mode. This seems to make a difference, and I believe it's recommended by manufacturer. Is this another one of those SSD drives where you can't upgrade firmware without wiping the drive?
  • Pros: Sanforce controller Recognized when installed with no need of "fiddling"
  • Cons: Seems to have formatted to a much smaller drive than 64GB. Don't really care about the reasons why (ADATA reps on here talking about NAND, etc...) but their marketing people should understand that if an SSD is sold as 64 GB, users expect no more than 10% tax on formatted size. When I downloaded t...
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Overall 8
8.0

fast read, mediocre write, bad sectors?

Anonymous, Newegg
12 May 2011
  • Summary: I use this drive on both windows and linux, typically on linux. I also transport this drive back and forth between two different locations, daily - plugging in via SATA. At first, I tried using USB at one site, but only have USB2, and the speed limit of USB2 was too slow for my tastes.
  • Pros: Low latency fast reads. Portable. Included case / USB3 converter.
  • Cons: Write speeds not meeting advertisement. Portable case/USB adapter is flimsy, hard to open. Not something you want to take the drive in and out of on a regular basis. In fact, I broke the piece of plastic that funnels the activity light up to the surface of the case the very first time I tried to ...
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Overall 8
8.0

fast and efficient

Darcy V., Newegg
11 May 2011
  • Summary: Ok so i upgraded from a hitachi 7200rpm drive in my laptop to this SSD. running ATTO before and after performance went from 52mb read/write to 279read/260write. The performance in linux is fantastic and in windows its great also except for the BSOD issue.
  • Pros: Its fast, light, runs cool, decent price.
  • Cons: The firmware upgrade tool wont detect my drive even with achi, trim, and a number of other options set. The BSOD after sleep issue hits me in windows 7 about 1/4 of the time.
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Overall 8
8.0

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Nicholas F., Newegg
19 April 2011
  • Summary: ----------------------------------------------------------------------- CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64 (C) 2007-2010 hiyohiyo Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------- * MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]...
  • Pros: It still works after about 2 months. I hasn't really gotten any faster though. lol
  • Cons: It's probably the Windows dreamscene and other stuff I had open while performing the benchmark. But still, it's not spec. But for being 2 months old I could understand. If I buy another SSD, it won't be from ADATA. This one is serving me just fine for the time being though. It was still pretty ch...
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Overall 8
8.0

Additional Info

Kimberlee G., Newegg
18 April 2011
  • Pros: I forgot to mention that I have zero problems with waking from hibernation or sleep. I have not installed the new firmware as I have not had any reason to. It may be relevant to mention that I don't overclock my system.
  • Cons: NULL
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Buy

Kimberlee G., Newegg
18 April 2011
  • Summary: I will most likely buy a second one of these in the near future to run in raid. This is my first SSD and I am happy with it overall. Just make sure you fully understand your storage requirements. I have been using this drive for about 6 months now. I haven't had a single problem with it so far.
  • Pros: Really fast. I immediately noticed a MAJOR difference with the time it takes for software to start. Its silent and energy efficient.
  • Cons: Size. It shows up in Windows 7 as having a capacity of 55.7GB. I have 12GB RAM which windows automatically matches for its swap file size. I reduced it but noticed the performance hit right away.
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent Deal

Pawel K., Newegg
10 April 2011
  • Summary: Seems slower than Kingston I dropped in my other system.
  • Pros: SSD. Comes with 3.5 tray. Fast.
  • Cons: Formated capacity is 56 GB. Really? Why am I paying for 64GB? I am not happy that the formated capacity is so blatantly misstated ny the manufacturer. An egg off for this misstatement.
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