Another three-way way: A new SSD drive is exposed

ADATA adopts three-dimensional chips -Micro in favor of its own 2.5-inch drive

The gradual introduction of 3D chips From IMFT (Intel Micron) to commercial production continues to make its mark on the market - now with a new standard 2.5 model from The Taiwanese.

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The Ultimate SU800 drives do not give official details about the manufacturer from which the 3-D flash chips come from (in the TLC configuration), but using the term 'floating gate' leaves little room to doubt that IMFT's works - (After Micron 's MX300 itself) and the third drive in general (if included with Intel' s 600P) that is used and intended for the home market.

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A little more competition for Samsung

The ADATA drives are based on the Silicon Motion SM2258 controller and will be available in standard volumes between 128GB and 1TB, with Unsupported DRAM cache, support for Pseudo-SLC technology to improve performance potential, support for DevSLP technology for minimal power consumption at rest, support for LDPP as a three-year official error correction and warranty with 2's announced MTBF.

In terms of , ADATA reports maximum continuous transfer speeds of up to 560 megabytes per second in reading and up to 520 megabytes per second in writing, alongside Up to 90,000IOPS in reading and 80,000IOPS in writing - which are probably reserved for the model with the maximum volume, while smaller and cheaper models will be characterized by potential More humble than ever.


Not the best we've seen - but there's potential
Not the best we've seen - but there's potential

The Ultimate SU800 models are expected to reach the various stores in the coming month, with recommended price tags of 60 for the 128 GB, 80 for the 256 GB, 140 for the 512 model Gigabyte and 270 for the upper terabyte model.

These are not the cheapest prices we have come across, but they seem to be a good starting point for market prices that will be a few tens of percent lower in practice and bring us closer to the lower and most profitable end of the market. Even if it does not happen immediately - the very fact that we have a slight increase in market competition is encouraging and is a positive development.

It will be difficult to determine how much of this new drive is really relevant before we see some real performance of it
It will be difficult to determine how much of this new drive is really relevant before we look a bit His real