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A-DATA is Ready to Move Pass SandForce and into SATA 6G

A-DATA all over new SSD tech

| Storage News | Posted: Jun 1, 2010 4:34 pm

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - A-DATA today gave us a taste of their next generation solid state drive that may one day reign as their flagship product. We can't really start quoting numbers right now since A-DATA has the Marvell SATA 6G controlled drive in RAID 0 at their booth but look for that to change in a couple of days.

 

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I guess it really wouldn't be that fun of a news post without some numbers but I will only show you these with a bit of a disclaimer. SSDs are not all that great in RAID 0 without being optimized. This is early hardware with even earlier firmware. To add to the complications the drives are being tested on an HBA controller with a Marvell SATA 6G chip so none of the numbers are going to be as accurate as what we put up in the lab.

 

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At this point SSD enthusiasts are thinking RealSSD C300 clone since both drives use Marvell controllers but this is where you and even I would be wrong. The ADATA S501 uses a different Marvell SATA 6G SSD controller built for the enterprise market.

 

Here is a bit more to tease you with but I will not be able to confirm anything for a few days. You have to wonder what flash is being used on the early drive. Could we actually be seeing some of the first Intel / Micron 25nm flash being used publically?

 

As you can imagine we are all over this so look for some additional performance numbers soon.

 

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