ADATA XPG SX900 128GB
As we’ve said before and we’ll continue to hammer any chance we can get, the single biggest bottleneck in modern systems is the traditional platter-based hard drive, and using an SSD in your system will make such a massive difference that you’ll want to cry if faced with having to use a traditional hard drive afterwards. Make no mistake, the speed boost is that pronounced! In fact, we are of the opinion that no piece of hardware is more critical to the overall performance of your system than an SSD.
ADATA continues to provide excellent performance at innovative tech, as we’ve seen here with the XPG SX900. Increasing the capacity from 120GB to 128GB is an impressive achievement for those who want to milk every bit of storage from their SSD. Including the Desktop Pack certainly adds to the value here, particularly with the free Acronis cloning software; we’ve only ever seen this once before included as an accessory. And lastly, a price tag of only $160 is utterly fantastic, and arguably the most impressive feature here.
The SX900 isn’t quite the absolute fastest SandForce drive we’ve tested, but it’s still extremely fast. More important is the fact that you get a great accessory package and extra capacity for a killer price.
The Pure Point: Very fast, larger capacity, and an excellent price make the ADATA XPG SX900 an impressive overall package.