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ADATA Shows Premier Pro SP320 SSD with 3bit per Cell NAND at CES 2015

ADATA Shows Premier Pro SP320 SSD with 3bit per Cell NAND at CES 2015

Chris Ramseyer | Jan 9, 2015 at 09:25 am CST (0 mins, 57 secs reading time)

CES 2015 - Two themes stuck out this year in the consumer SSD world at CES 2015, Silicon Motion and 3bit per cell NAND flash.

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At the ADATA suite we found these two topics merging together in the new ADATA SP320 SSD, the first retail branded product with a SMI SM2256 controller. Paired with the new Silicon Motion controller is 3bit per cell (TLC) NAND. ADATA didn't tell us what flavor of TLC rests under the cover. At this time the pool is fairly shallow but in the coming months several NAND flash fabs will deepen the pool.

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The SP320 will ship in four capacity sizes, read up to 560 MB/s and write up to 510 MB/s, both sequential. No word on the random performance or price but we expect both to be low considering the low cost consumer placement of this product.

In 2015 the trend is to focus on higher SSD adaption rates, trying to displace HDDs and that can only be achieved by giving consumers larger capacity at better prices than what we have now. The SP320 puts ADATA on the right track to make that happen.

Last updated: Jan 9, 2015 at 01:16 pm CST

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