SSD mega round-up: Sixty 256/512 SATA600 SSDs tested
28 November 2014
Excerpt: Nearly all SSD manufacturers refreshed their line-up this year. Armed with the test results of sixty 256 and 512 GB models, we'll be more than able to tell you which SSDs are the best choice right now.
Excerpt: Unless you're sporting really old hardware, an SSD is the best sure-fire way to boost the performance of your desktop or laptop computer. There is so much choice now it's difficult to know whether there is a significant difference between various SSDs and which one is the best for you.
Summary: We really have to look at the SX900 two ways. The first comes from the enthusiast in me who would be pissed off about buying an SX900 last year and just now getting TRIM support. Along the same line, the SX900 has at least three different builds, so unless you bought all of your drives for RAID at...
Summary: Just another SSD with SD2281 but it does have an upper hand over Corsair Force GS with 4K and 512K Random writes. That being said, It is too expensive for what's worth, Samsung 840/840 is a lot better option as of now. ADATA needs to be quick when it comes to providing updated firmware.
Summary: The ADATA SX900 128GB SSD came to us with a surprise under the hood, the new B02 version of the SandForce SF-2281 controller. This new stepping is designed to provide revolutionary improvements in power efficiency with no loss of speed.
Excerpt: With newer and faster SSDs coming to market, we should not forget those capable controllers of yesteryear. There are plenty of folks out there cranking out products based on controllers that were until very recently the king of the hill.
Conclusion: The ADATA SX900 128GB SSD is a very fast monster delivering well over 500MB/s performance at it highest and also some great small file performance as well. And well lets face it when it comes to small files that is what you deal with alot with the OS in everyday tasks is small file transactions so I...
Pros: Excellent sequential performance, Great 4K performance, Potential for 85K IOPS, Special firmware increases usable capacity, Super Fast Read/Write, Class-leading performance
Cons: Price would be amazing slightly lower, Out of stock on all etailers I could find.
Conclusion: IMPORTANT: 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.
Pros: Outstanding 558/532 MBps read/write speed with ATTO, Produced 80,000 combined 4K IOPS, Among the most affordable SSDs available, TCG OPAL security with 256-bit AES encryption, Uses synchronous NAND flash components, SandForce SF-2281 processor supports TRIM, SMART, and RAISE, DuraWrite technology...
Cons: Limited company support, Expensive enthusiast-level product