High-volume SSD with good performance does not have to be expensive (relatively) - we took the SP610's ADATA Criticism to try to prove it
Like the processors and the graphical cores in the computer market, memory chips and PLCs all play a role in reducing production processes in many of the world's factories. Whether it's factories of Intel, B-TSMC Taiwanese or smaller enterprises, intensive work is being done at all times to develop the ability to produce more and demand less.
As a result of this progress we are getting faster processors, video cards that can process complex scenes without wasting a lot of power and the memory capacity in the many chips,NAND Costs.
The ADATA SP610 drive is a drive SSD Let us see the technological improvement in reducing production processes and improving efficiency. This drive comes to serve those who want to enjoy theSSD With all the new technologies but also want an accessible price and the possibility of high volumes.
ID - ADATA SP610 512GB
- Thickness: 7 millimeters
- Controller Memory Chips: Silicon Motion SM2246EN
- Memory chips: Micron products, 8 chips with a total volume of 512 gigabytes
- Interface: SATA 3
- Warranty period: 3 years
SP610's competitors include:
- Corsair Force LX 512GB
- Crucial M550 512GB
The SP610's competitors are drives that carry the same technologies and even internal components. These drives can be found in about NIS 1250 in computer stores in Israel.
Packaging and content
The package contains an 3.5 chassis adapter, an 9-millimeter adapter, user manuals and of course the drive. This is a simple package that comes with everything that is necessary and suitable for a product that is considered to be budgeted among others in the category. With the drive, you will also be given a license for the Arconis TrueImage HD backup software worth $ 50.
An external look
The outer case of the SP610 is made of rather rigid plastic. The protector itself has a label with a model and the size of the drive. In his back, a sticker with serial numbers and also the code for Arconis.
How compressed should be a drive SSD To contain 512 gigabytes of information? Well, look at that. Not only is it uncompressed, but the area actually used is only half the length of the drive. This seems to be an improvement in the manufacturing process, as drives with a volume of 128 and 256 gigabytes have long been needed for the entire interior.
The other side of the board contains four chips זיכרון Additional, controller chips and memory controller chips. Confused? I'll do you some order.
The chip in the center of the image is the memory controller. The function of this controller is to receive the commands from the motherboard and sort the information into the different memory chips. It is also the one that draws the information from them. This controller is a processor, and like any processor it needs its own fast memory. Above him stands זיכרון DDR2 In Nanya 512 volume and is used by the controller.
The type and nature of the memory controller is very important in my drives SSD. Controller is the one that dictates the drive speed. Here she decided ADATA Adopt an internal design that exists on other drives as well. It's a Micron-based platform, it's responsible for this design, for this arrangement of cattle and chips of this kind. You will get this arrangement even if you purchase a micron M550 drive and Corsair Force Force LX in the same volume, the internal components are the same.
The memory controller belongs to Silicon Motion, a relatively small player in the market. It is designed for budget drives that carry volumes זיכרון Tall, just like that.
So, how good are these vehicles and how do they compare to other drives in the market? It's time to check.