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SanDisk X400 1TB SATA III SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: May 26, 2016 5:50 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: SanDisk

SanDisk X400 1TB SATA III SSD

 

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The bottom of the drive's all-black enclosure is formed from sheet aluminum. A basic looking manufacturer's label covers most of this side of the enclosure as well as the four screws that hold the enclosure together.

 

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The back half of the drive's enclosure is formed from plastic and features a manufacturer's label listing the particulars of the drive.

 

 

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Cracking the enclosure open reveals the blank half of the drive's blue PCB.

 

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Pulling the PCB shows that all the of the drive's major components make contact with a thermal sheet that is affixed to the aluminum half of the enclosure.

 

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All of the components are located on this half of the drive's PCB.

 

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This half of the PCB is devoid of components.

 

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A detailed view of the Marvell 4-channel 88SS1074 controller that powers the X400.

 

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A detailed view of one of the eight SanDisk 64GB 15nm BGA flash packages that populate the PCB.

 

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A detailed view of one of the drive's two Micron 512MB DDR3 1600MHz BGA DRAM cache packages.

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