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ADATA SP550 SATA III (120GB, 240GB & 480GB) SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Nov 12, 2015 3:07 pm
TweakTown Rating: 71%Manufacturer: ADATA

ADATA SP550 SATA III SSD

 

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The SP550 retails in a small white box with a clear plastic window to view the drive directly. The box is adorned with ADATA's trademark hummingbird logo. The front of the box advertises the important features of the SP550 and the included Acronis cloning software available for download.

 

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The rear of the packaging lists the drive's sequential performance capabilities at each capacity point along with other relevant information

 

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Inside the box, we find the drive itself nestled in a clear plastic tray. Also included is a paper quick start guide and a plastic spacer.

 

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The front of the drive's black colored aluminum enclosure is covered with an attractive silver manufacturer's label, advertising the drives model, interface, and capacity.

 

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The back half of the drive's aluminum enclosure has another manufacturer's label that lists the drives model number, warranty code, and other relevant information.

 

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The drives three-quarter length PCB is attached to the bottom of the drives aluminum enclosure with three screws.

 

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The drives SM2256 controller, half of its flash packages and DRAM cache package are located on this side of the three-quarter length PCB.

 

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This side of the PCB houses the remaining half of the drive's flash packages, along with various surface mounted components.

 

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A close-in view of the 4-channel Silicon Motion SM2256 controller that powers the SP550.

 

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A close-in view of one the drive's 16nm SK Hynix TLC toggle mode BGA flash packages.

 

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Finally, a close-in view of the drive's Samsung DDR3 DRAM package.

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