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ADATA Doubles Down on SATA III With Value SSD

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ADATA has introduced another budget-friendly SSD to the market with their announcement of the S510 SATA 6 Gb/s SSD to go along with the S511 SSD.

The S510 is only available in a 120 GB capacity (though with it being hailed as a budget-friendly SSD, why not a 64 GB version, ADATA?) and is equipped with a SandForce SF-2200 series controller, Asynchronous (MLC) NAND Flash memory, and native support for the SATA 6Gb/s platform. It has a MTBF of 1 million hours, TRIM support, features a 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch mounting bracket, free Disk Migration Utility software, along with a 3-year warranty.

ADATA lists the S510 performance numbers for sequential reads and writes as 550 MB/s and 510 MB/s (ATTO), 4K Random Write (Aligned): 60,000 IOPS (Max 85,000 IOPS). AS-SSD performance shows a big difference with sequential reads and writes at up to 200 MB/s and 140 MB/s respectively.

Read more about the SSD at ADATA's Product Page.

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    theuniquegamer , September 10, 2011 4:20 AM
    good ssd
    but i need ssd to be cheaper
    1$ per gB is for an affordable ssd
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    Pyree , September 10, 2011 4:43 AM
    ^the $/GB far affordable ssd is different for everyone (for me I thought $2/GB is an affordable price and got an ssd back then, and even it is cheaper now, approaching ever closer to $1/GB
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    Pyree , September 10, 2011 4:46 AM
    something happened and my last post didn't quite finish. Continue...

    actually ocz vertex plus is at $1/GB now, I didn't regret on the upgrade.

    @Doug Crowthers
    So how much is it? That will be what many of us want to know.
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    phatboe , September 10, 2011 4:51 AM
    Any info on MSRP or any sort of pricing? After reading the article title I was expecting some sort of pricing info.
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    eddieroolz , September 10, 2011 6:40 AM
    If it's announced as a budget SSD it seems strange to be missing the price info.
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    thething , September 10, 2011 6:56 AM
    Quote:
    AS-SSD performance shows a big difference with sequential reads and writes at up to 200 MB/s and 140 MB/s respectively


    I didnt understand this part, whats AS-SSD ??
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    joytech22 , September 10, 2011 7:03 AM
    I want to see affordable SSD's that are at least 500-1TB at least a few years into the future, so I can use it for my video/audio/image editing. I have 120GB now but it's just not enough.
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    Wish I Was Wealthy , September 10, 2011 7:05 AM
    Gees! Most people would think that this 120GB SSD is just fine. You can off load most of your gear onto a HDD with a larger capacity. Anyway I call a 64GB SSD or even a HDD suitable for surfing & that is all it is good for. 32GB surfing,64GB surfing & 120GB & over for gaming,etc.
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    Anonymous , September 10, 2011 8:16 AM
    needs to be about 10 cents/GB and then we will put 1 TB SSD in a netbook/laptop/tablet and prob 64 GB RAM at that point with 64-bit OS. maybe its 5 years away? or maybe we will just have a removable 500 GB SD card to run everything from?
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    animosityx , September 10, 2011 9:33 AM
    All sandforce budget SSDs show lower speeds on AS-SSD benchmark due to the fact that AS-SSD includes incompressible data. Asynchronous NAND preforms much more poorly with incompressible data as compared to compressible. The reported ATTO speeds are as high as they are because ATTO uses only compressible data. Im not sure why the author of this article feels the need to point out the "big difference" as if it is something out of the ordinary...
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    Pilk , September 10, 2011 9:38 AM
    All this and no pricing that thought to be a bit odd?
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    tsnor , September 10, 2011 1:16 PM
    joytech22I want to see affordable SSD's that are at least 500-1TB at least a few years into the future, so I can use it for my video/audio/image editing. I have 120GB now but it's just not enough.


    Have you considered lots of memory and raid 0 spinning drives rather than an SSD? For audio/video editing large sequential bandwidth might be more important than an SSD's brilliant random access performance. 4 x 1TB Spinpoint F3's in raid 0 cost $200-250 and would give you 400-500MB/sec of sequential and 4TB of storage. Any good video/audio software is going to prestage/stream the data into memory and act on it there....
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    pro-gamer , September 10, 2011 2:50 PM
    what's mean by ADATA.
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    lothdk , September 10, 2011 3:52 PM
    thethingI didnt understand this part, whats AS-SSD ??


    It is a benchmark application, and the numbers are the performance for the ADATA SSD.
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    alidan , September 10, 2011 7:30 PM
    Wish I Was WealthyGees! Most people would think that this 120GB SSD is just fine. You can off load most of your gear onto a HDD with a larger capacity. Anyway I call a 64GB SSD or even a HDD suitable for surfing & that is all it is good for. 32GB surfing,64GB surfing & 120GB & over for gaming,etc.


    people who use ssds for boot purposes only, yea, sub 100gb is awesome.

    i want an ssd for storage.

    see, with how i use a computer, the main bottleneck on it is the hdd, and not the speed, the speed could be 50mb and 50mb or probably 25 and 25 and would seem just as fast, what i want it for is no seek time. this would make my computer infinitely faster.

    see, sheer speed for me is worthless, but that seek time, that would make all the difference in the world.
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    danwat1234 , September 10, 2011 10:29 PM
    alidanpeople who use ssds for boot purposes only, yea, sub 100gb is awesome.i want an ssd for storage.see, with how i use a computer, the main bottleneck on it is the hdd, and not the speed, the speed could be 50mb and 50mb or probably 25 and 25 and would seem just as fast, what i want it for is no seek time. this would make my computer infinitely faster. see, sheer speed for me is worthless, but that seek time, that would make all the difference in the world.


    Look out for the 4TB Western Digital Caviar Black (whenever it comes out) .. it'll probably have an improved version of the piezoelectric arm to further reduces access times. Might be fast enough for you. You can use Ultimate Defrag or O&O defrag to place certain files and folders on the outer edge of the platters..
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    CaedenV , September 10, 2011 11:35 PM
    joytech22I want to see affordable SSD's that are at least 500-1TB at least a few years into the future, so I can use it for my video/audio/image editing. I have 120GB now but it's just not enough.

    1TB is hardly enough for real video editing. I use one 1TB drive for editing, and another for cold storage, and while they are plenty fast for editing most things (including real time low compression 1080p editing, though not exporting). But I just do little stuff. To do any real projects you would want much more space, and a RAID array would allow you to do real time editing with more effects/correction, as well as faster exporting and transcoding times (not to mention redundancy for drive failures).
    SSDs are great at reducing latency which makes boot times, and opening/closing all those huge Adobe programs and other large production programs much faster and seamless. But to use it as an editing drive is like using an F1 racing car as a barge.
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    alidan , September 11, 2011 12:24 AM
    danwat1234Look out for the 4TB Western Digital Caviar Black (whenever it comes out) .. it'll probably have an improved version of the piezoelectric arm to further reduces access times. Might be fast enough for you. You can use Ultimate Defrag or O&O defrag to place certain files and folders on the outer edge of the platters..


    ill look into them, thanks, but being on xp, i'm sure there are loops i'm going to have to jump through.

    if seek time is even half of what it is now, ill move over to them
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    thething , September 11, 2011 6:37 AM
    LothdkIt is a benchmark application, and the numbers are the performance for the ADATA SSD.


    Thanks a ton Lothdk. Why is this BIG difference?? is it false advertising?
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    Good_Humour , September 11, 2011 10:21 AM
    It's looking more and more like I'll be getting an SSD in the future.
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