The collection of storage drives is quite fast, thanks to SandForce controllersMuch like in previous years, most of the solid state drives revealed during the latest trade show ended up flaunting the abilities of SandForce controller ships, and this holds true for ADATA, just like it does for Mushkin, and OWC.
True, two of the collections of SSDs use JMicron chips instead of SandForce, but we will get them later, after having gone through the SX1000.
The SX1000 SSDs, as reported by AnandTech, utilize not the SandForce/LSI SF-2581 chips, which is well represented on the enterprise SSD market, but the SF-2281.
Truth be told, even the capacities of the SX1000 are more in line with consumer specifications than enterprise one.
Nevertheless, ADATA stands by its initial statement that the newcomers are enterprise-class SSDs, for people thinking of building a server or data center, or putting together a workstation or two, or an entire network of them for an office building.
Three capacity options exist: 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB. Their read/write speeds should vary, but the highest limits are 550 MB/s and 530 MB/s, respectively.
All drives have up to 85K IOPS random performance, 3-year warranties, and MTBF of 1 million hours. As for design, the SSD series should be like any other 2.5-inch SSD line.
And now we've finally reached the other two solid state drive collections that ADATA brought to the now ended Consumer Electronics Show.
The M.2 SSD uses a JMicron JMF667 controller, has capacities of 24 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB, and works at 450 MB/s read, 100 MB/s write. It exists for caching (SSD+HDD system setups). The random performance is 24 K IOPS.
Finally, the M.2/NGFF mSATA SSDs is not as small as the M.2m, but it does have the SF-2281 chip and capacities of 64/128/256/512GB.
No prices have been disclosed as of yet, for any of the three SSD collections.