Product on Review: SP920 SS
Manufacturer and Sponsor: ADATA
Street Price: £111.65inc. VAT (At time of review)
It's been a while since we last reviewed an ADATA product so when we were asked to take a look at their new Premier Pro series drive we were very enthusiastic. ADATA have a range of SSD's available to suit both pocket and usage from server grade products to entry level. The drive on test today, unimaginatively called the SP920SS is a high end product aimed primarily at multimedia users. Obviously, all home users make use of multimedia so this, it appears is the SP920's market.
ADATA are throwing out some very impressive figures with 560MB/sec read and 500MB/sec write along with 98,000/88,000 IOPS on their 1TB drives. The 256GB drive we have on the review test bed today however is most likely to be the popular choice among consumers due to the inflated price of 1TB SSD drives. Costing around £110, the 256GB Premier Pro SP920SS is well positioned and should provide excellent price/performance if the 256GB drive is comparable to the 1TB figures advertised.
ADATA talk about their product
The Premier Pro SP920 series SSD is designed to meet the high-performance requirements of multimedia file transfers It is equipped with the latest generation Marvell controller, implementing the SATA III 6Gb/sec specification. Strict selection of flash memory chips allows for the enhancement of overall system efficiency and speed, especially for the transmission of multimedia files (uncompressed data). 4KB random read / write speeds of up to 98,000/88,000 IOPS provide rapid loading and multimedia playback, making this SSD an ideal option in terms of performance, data security, and stability.