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ADATA Premier Pro SP920 128GB SSD Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Apr 9, 2014 10:05 pm
TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: ADATA

ADATA Premier Pro SP920 1TB SSD

 

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The SP920 package is a carryover from years past and is very close to the SP900 we reviewed a few years ago. ADATA lists the product features as well as the accessory package and three-year warranty on the front of the package.

 

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Inside, we found a quick start guide, instructions for Acronis, a 7mm to 9.5mm adapter, a desktop adapter bracket, and screws for mounting the drive to the adapter.

 

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Here we get our first look at the drive. This is a new case design for ADATA, but it is nearly identical to the case Crucial used on the M550. The top cover is a thin sliver of aluminum, but the rest of the case has some heft to it since it also doubles as a heat sink for the Marvell controller.

 

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The SP920 is a 7mm z-height drive, so it will fit in your ultra-thin Ultrabook.

 

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ADATA uses eight flash packages and a single DRAM to cache the page table data.

 

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The Marvell 88SS9189 controller has a built-in thermal throttle. If the drive gets hot, it will reduce the speed of the controller to keep from malfunctioning. To help keep the controller cool, the case also doubles as a heat sink for the controller.

 

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Just a few surface mount components on the back side.

 

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The SP920 has host power loss protection, but we haven't tested it yet in DriveMaster. Over the next few weeks, we plan to test this feature on the ADATA SP920, Crucial M550, and Intel 730.

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