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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



Version and / or Patch Used: 2.47


ATTO is a timeless benchmark used to provide manufacturers with data used for marketing storage products.




Sequential read/write transfers max out at 557/514 MB/s. Keep in mind this is our OS volume 75% full.


Sequential Write





All three capacity points of the SP550 can meet specification as all the transfers fall within the drives caching layer. The reference design with A19 TLC flash delivers the highest sequential write performance of our test pool.


Sequential Read




All capacity points of the SP550 deliver similar performance. Our reference drive performs identically to the SP550's. The TRION and the M6V both slightly outperform the SP550.



Anvil Storage Utilities


Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1.0


Anvil's Storage Utilities is a storage benchmark designed to measure the storage performance of SSD's. The Standard Storage Benchmark performs a series of tests; you can run a full test or just the read or write test, or you can run a single test, i.e. 4k QD16.








Anvil's scoring gives a good indication of a drive's overall performance. The 240GB SP550 turns in a very good performance; ten percent better than the larger 480GB SP550, and second overall.


(Anvil) Read IOPS through Queue Depth Scale




Although the SP550's are delivering performance to specification, they are performing below the rest of the drives in our test pool.


(Anvil) Write IOPS through Queue Scale




The SP550's outperform the competition in this portion of the test. The 120GB SP550 wins this test.

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