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ADATA targets gamers and modders with new XPG SX950 SSDs

ADATA's new XPG SX950 SSDs are built for modders and gamers, arrive in up to 960GB capacities

By Anthony Garreffa from Feb 15, 2017 @ 11:55 CST

ADATA has announced their new XPG SX950 SSD, with a "gaming-styled" EX500 drive enclosure - available in up to 960GB powered by 3D MLC NAND flash, and a SMI controller.

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The company has used a custom PCB with an extra-strict chip sorting process to ensure that your new XPG SX950 SSD lives a long life, pushing its 560MB/sec read and 530MB/sec writes. The EX500 external enclosure is aimed at gamers and case modders, with a slick textured enclosure that has a spacer and bracket for easy installation on both desktops, and notebooks.

ADATA's new XPG SX950 SSD sports SLC Cache and DRAM Cache Buffer that will handle the high speeds over long periods of time, across the 240GB, 480GB and 960GB drives - with the 3D NAND being 10% faster than 2D NAND. The SMI controller and ADATA-designed firmware is ready for everything you can throw at it.

SX950 includes a 2.5mm spacer/riser in the box, so you can use it in both 7mm and 9mm bays on both ultrabooks and notebooks, while desktops will enjoy a 3.5-inch bracket kit if they need it.

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The EX500 enclosure features USB 3.1 connectivity, so you won't lose those 500MB/sec+ speeds, and better yet - ADATA's new EX500 is a "plug and game" product that will work with the PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

ADATA XPG SX950 SSD pricing:

  • 240GB - $139.99
  • 480GB - $249.99
  • 960GB - $449.99
  • EX500 - $24.99

ADATA's new XPG SX950 SSDs and EX500 enclosure are available right now on Amazon and Newegg.



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