ADATA Shows Off Enterprise SSDs, RAM, NAND, etc.by Jarred Walton on January 11, 2013 10:33 PM EST
ADATA invited us to their suite to show us some of their latest and greatest offerings. Most of the items on display have been previously launched, but they did have a couple new pieces of hardware. First up is that ADATA is announcing an enterprise class SSD line, the SX1000. I’m not exactly sure why this is “enterprise class”, however, as they’re using SF-2281 controllers with standard capacities of 120/240/480GB.
Read/write speeds reach up to 550/530MB/s with up to 85K IOPS, which we’ve seen elsewhere. Most enterprise class SandForce/LSi based SSDs use the SF-2581 controller, and ADATA rates their MTBF at 1 million hours with a 3-year warranty, both of which are basically par for the course. Unless I’m missing something specific, the X1000 just looks like any other SF-2281 consumer drive, though I suppose the fact that ADATA’s consumer SSDs with SF-2281 have 7% spare area (e.g. 256GB out of 256GiB) does make the new line potentially more reliable.
Besides the SX1000, ADATA had some mSATA SSDs on show along with new M.2/NGFF SSDs. The M.2 drives include the longer form factor XNS380E with the SF-2281 (again) and capacities of 64/128/256/512GB. The second M.2 SSD is for caching purposes, with a smaller size, a JMicron JMF667 controller, and capacities of 24/32/64GB. Read/write speeds are quoted at up to 450/100MB/s with up to 24K IOPS, neither of which is particularly impressive, but for a caching SSD it’s probably sufficient.
Moving on to the RAM and flash memory, as you’d expect ADATA had a ton of products on display. Most of these aren’t particularly noteworthy (at least not that I can tell), with a bunch of USB sticks, DIMMs, and other devices. The full set of images for all of the above can be seen in the gallery.