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Adata Launches Compact, High-Performance M.2 SSD

ADATA launched the latest SSD to join the company's lineup of memory and NAND flash-related products. The Premier SP600NS34 is a high performance M.2 SSD designed for both ultrabooks and desktop computers.

ADATA has adopted the smallest form factor, m.2 2242, for the Premier SP600NS34 SSDs. The entire drive measures 22 x 42 x 3.5 mm. The company claimed that despite the compact size, it didn't sacrifice performance. ADATA claimed the JMicron controller it used can manage up to 550 MB/s sequential read speeds and 4K random read/write performance of up to 75K/77K IOPS. The listed performance numbers are the same for both the 128 GB and 256 GB variants.

Even though this drive's physical size is small, ADATA didn't cut features from the SP600NS34. The drive supports Intel Smart Response technology and makes use of a DDR3 DRAM cache buffer for improved read/write performance on frequently used data and applications. The company claimed it offers up to double the performance of SSDs without a DRAM cache.

SP600NS34 supports hardware BCH error correcting code up to 72bits/1KB, which should help maintain the reliability of the drive. Adata also added support for DEVSLP (device sleep) technology, which it said prolongs battery life by consuming less power when the drive is idle. The company also offers free software called SSD Toolbox that lets users configure, optimize and monitor the health of their SSD. The tool also manages secure erase and firmware updates.

Adata has not released pricing or availability at this time, but this is a product launch, so Premier SP600NS34 drives should be available in the coming weeks, if not days. 

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  • tical2399
    stop reporting on sata m.2 drives. NOBODY CARES. You guys need to be hunting down news on when more pcie 3.0 nvme drives will be coming out
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  • photonboy
    Lots of people care. The Desktop PC is not the only place these are used. They are used in laptops as well.

    Also, MORE people probably care about that since PCIe is actually more of a niche market than M.2 is.
    Reply
  • Paul NZ
    You mean PCI-E ssd's?? There's a few here. Not exactly cheap here. So I'm not in a hurry to buy one
    Reply
  • tical2399
    16158489 said:
    You mean PCI-E ssd's?? There's a few here. Not exactly cheap here. So I'm not in a hurry to buy one

    It's only really two The SM 951 and the Intel 750. Lot of other companies are going to be making pcie 3.0 4x m.2 drives that use nvme. Toms needs to be gathering info on what companies will be selling those, and when and for how much.
    Reply
  • Ahumado
    stop reporting on sata m.2 drives. NOBODY CARES. You guys need to be hunting down news on when more pcie 3.0 nvme drives will be coming out

    I am surprised a company would put out as a first effort old tech
    Reply
  • hst101rox
    Is it an especially short card? Otherwise an m.2 256GB SSD is nothing special.

    Sandforce 3 might be exciting tho
    Reply