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ADATA S511 120GB

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Posted January 29, 2012 by Jake in Storage
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We’ve seen SandForce-based solid state drives become very popular over the last couple of years, prices have continued to drop and consumers are taking notice of the impressive overall system boost that SSDs can offer. Today we will be taking a close look at the enthusiast drive offering from ADATA, the S511 120GB SATA III drive. This drive uses more expensive synchronous NAND than its sibling we recently reviewed the S510. This drive is similar in configuration to the OCZ Vertex 3, Corsair GT, and HyperX SandForce based drives.

Sync SSDs provide better performance than Asynchronous SSD’s with regards to reading and writing incompressible data such as multimedia files. Synchronous NAND also offers better long term performance and better performance as the drive fills up. This usually results in a more expensive drive. But not this time this drive is within $20 of the lower performing Async drives. This drive is available right now for a very attractive price of $170.

Let’s find out if the performance is as attractive.

Founded in 2001, ADATA Technology is committed to providing top-notch memory solutions that enrich the customer’s digital life. The company’s dedication to integrity and professionalism has made ADATA the leading memory brand with the most award-winning product designs. ADATA offers complete memory solutions including DRAM modules, USB flash drives, memory cards, solid state drives and portable hard drives.

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