ADATA, known for its memory modules, flash drives and SSDs, have announced the new XPG SX910 solid-state drive. The model is based on the existing SX900 SSD, but should offer better performance thanks to optimised firmware and new memory chips. ADATA claims speeds of up to 550 MB/s for reading and 530 MB/s while writing data. The used SandForce controller is also famous for its 4K random write speeds, as can be seen from 85.000 IOPS that are specified for the new drive. ADATA claims a speed of 50.000 IOPS for random read 4k operations.
The manufacturer also realises that SSDs no longer vary drastically in terms of speed. While there are differences, in practice most SSDs perform similarly. As such, ADATA has added extra features to stand out from the competition, including a firmware that only requires very little storage capacity for over-provisioning and a five-year warranty. ADATA also bundles its XPG SX910 with a 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch adaptor, which comes in handy for older chassis that do not yet support 2.5-inch drives.
ADATA claims an estimated lifetime of 1 million hours MTBF and a shock resistance of 1500G. The drive is operational between temperatures of 0 and 70 degrees, uses 0.5 W while idle and 1.2 watts under load. The SX910 will be available in capacities of 128, 256 and 512 GB. Prices have yet to be revealed.
ADATA debuts new XPG SX910 SSD