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ADATA Premier Pro SP920 2.5" SSD Full Capacity Roundup - Low Cost High Performance

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: ADATA
Tagged: ssd, SP920, sata, Marvell, adata

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

Conclusion:

PROS:

  • Shockingly good performance given the low cost.
  • Good quality construction.

CONS:

  • Write speeds suffer a bit in the lower capacities (due to reduced available die count).

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Pricing and Availability:

Introductory MSRP's are as follows:

  • 128GB - $90   ($0.70/GB)
  • 256GB - $160 ($0.63/GB)
  • 512GB - $335 ($0.65/GB)
  • 1TB      - $530 ($0.52/GB)

Warranty:

All SP920 capacities come with a 3-year warranty.

Final Thoughts:

I was pleasantly surprised by the performance of the ADATA SP920 Series. While the smaller capacities suffer from some write speed limiting, the whole line performs extremely well in reads, and the larger capacity points give the best competition out there a run for their money. 'Run for their money' is an appropriate term indeed, as the SP920 performance is dangerously close to that of the Intel SSD 730 Series, while coming in at close to half the cost/GB. Granted the warranty period is a bit shorter at 3 years, it is still a good period, and ADATA products have a good reputation for reliability. I might very well start recommending the ADATA Premier Pro SP920 in light of its excellent performance per cost/GB!

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Awarded Editor's Choice for an excellent attempt at showing up the big boys and undercutting them on price at the same time!

April 1, 2014 | 11:33 PM - Posted by Randal_46

Great to see a new entry in the 512GB/1TB market. I would argue that now the major data-destroying bugs have been worked out of the SSD controllers, the major factor in the consumer market is price/GB. I'm hoping this new entry helps to force prices down further.

April 2, 2014 | 08:46 AM - Posted by collie (not verified)

we are ever so close to the ssd sweet spot, which i think is about $0.30-$0.35. $300-$350 1TB , or more importantly $175-$200 for 500GB is the point where fast silent ssd technology will be viable in every mainstream system, leaving the spinning drives for ultra budget systems and those of us who need crazy TBs of storage.

April 2, 2014 | 08:58 AM - Posted by BBMan (not verified)

It's good to finally see a competitor for the Samsungs and that there is actually a trend to give a price break to go larger. However, the main thing I worry about is reliability with these things. Only time tells the truth there. Glad you led off with the controller.

April 2, 2014 | 09:23 AM - Posted by Stover (not verified)

The 512GB version would be fantastic in my new SFF build but it is a bit overkill considering I have a 2TB WD Black in there. These seem very promising.

April 2, 2014 | 11:55 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I'll take two 256 GB ones (instead of 1 512 GB one) please. #IfYouKnowWhatIMean

April 3, 2014 | 08:47 AM - Posted by Allyn Malventano

Despite the slightly slower writes at that capacity, it's still a better way to go if you can go RAID-0.

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