Review Index:
Feedback

ADATA XPG SX900 128GB SSD Full Review - Low Cost SandForce

Subject: Storage

HDTach 3.0.4.0

HD Tach will test the sequential read, random access and interface burst speeds of your attached storage device (hard drive, flash drive, removable drive, etc). All drive technologies such as SCSI, IDE/ATA, 1394, USB, SATA and RAID are supported. Test results from HD Tach can be used to confirm manufacturer specs, analyze your system for proper performance, and compare your performance with others. HD Tach is very easy to use, quick, and presents data in easy to read graphs, including the ability to compare two storage devices on screen at the same time for easy analysis.

View Full Size

Bursts are provided only for your review. SSD's don't cache the same way HDD's do (in many cases they don't cache reads at all), so burst testing typically results in figures that are lower than the sequential throughput figures.

SandForce controllers have always been a bit tricky in playing nicely with HDTach. The way it accesses the device under test makes some HDDesque assumptions that are *very* sensitive to SandForce firmware tuning. Perhaps *too* sensitive, as the differences seen above don't translate into real world differences in performance.

View Full Size

HDTach feeds the tested drive a continuous string of small sequential read requests. This is a single threaded operation, which means the SSD doesn't get to see what's coming next. The lower the QD=1 latency of the controller pipeline, the better the numbers we see from this test. It doesn't equate to real-world maximum throughput, but it does mean something for analysis, which is why we include these results.

Better sequential figures are present on the next page (HDTune).

View Full Size

 

February 6, 2013 | 08:45 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Firmware 5.0.2a still has issues and they were resolved in 5.0.3. The newest SandForce firmware is 5.0.5 and it's very good. Too bad ADATA can't get their firmware act together.

September 9, 2014 | 07:07 PM - Posted by Merry (not verified)

New Balance 577 New Balance 1400 wpXva Sarò il primo ad
ammettere che sono sorpreso i tassi a breve recenti si muovono.
Mi aspettavo di vedere un aumento dei tassi di interesse a breve termine dopo che la società
ha venduto quasi 10 milioni di azioni, diluendo gli
investitori con oltre l'11%. New Balance 574 New
Balance 996 iBoZg Tuttavia, la chirurgia è costoso e richiede la riabilitazione a lungo termine e il processo
di recupero. Anche se alcune lesioni del piede richiedono un intervento
chirurgico, per fortuna, è raramente necessaria..
New Balance 999 New Balance 1600 SBZhL E 'una buona ragione,
una ragione pratica per cui per secoli i più convenienti creatori di monili
hanno condiviso spazi in scatole intelligenti e vassoi. Non solo aiuta a organizzare la tua collezione di
trovare ciò che si desidera in fretta, si separare la fornitura di rivestito
in un materiale morbido per proteggere i vostri pezzi migliori da
graffi e altri danni. New Balance 595 New Balance
3090 xjvnc Per garantire la coerenza in ogni dettaglio e il colore sono tutti i
bordi interni relativi, gestire cinghie e tasche interne sono realizzate con la stessa pelle.
Versace borsa dsicount Solo il 10% dei pellami sono selezionati borse Michael Kors, che
garantisce l'originalità e l'unicità di ogni persona.
New Balance 501 New Balance 501 ygWXe Ho usato per comprare un paio di
scarpe, $ 25, e scarpe a bagnarsi, ma la pioggia comincia a cadere a
pezzi quando. Se tutti voi :) indossa un paio di scarpe
di marca, così ho.

New Balance 574 New Balance 1300 Gygme I cinque gradi di separazione il mondo Harrys ex fidanzato amico d'infanzia
va al college con una donna da Bali, abbiamo incontrato Mira, donna balinese, e infine
il padre, Gusky, che succede ad avere un debole per combattere roosters.Mira mamma è
da New York, ma la famiglia di suo padre è balinese highcaste, Gusky essere il diretto discendente 19
generazione di bramino sacerdote che ha portato
l'induismo a Bali. La linea della famiglia è così venerata che anche gestito dalla donna al Kentucky Fried Chicken (sì, Bali
ha almeno un KFC attraversare) si inchina a
Mira, felice di servirla. New Balance 996 New Balance 373 pNjEr Andò al centro
del diamante per sé un 14 grigio fortezza
piani, all'estremità sud della contea. Aveva un forze di
sicurezza private hanno gestito un centro nevralgico all'ingresso.
New Balance 991 New Balance 751 BnurS CurtainsMay sembrare una
cosa semplice, ma tende possono essere utilizzati
in molti modi in tutta la casa. Se si dispone di un piano
casa aperta una serie di basso costo, lunghe tende
contribuire a mantenere il freddo in una posizione centrale.

February 7, 2013 | 03:21 AM - Posted by Jr. Tek Pro (not verified)

I have tested my SSD with newest SandForce firmware 5.0.5
Having troube on that one as well. B-S-O-D :(

You guys can download IOMeter 2010 from

http://sourceforge.net/projects/iometer/files/iometer-devel/1.1.0-rc1/

Play around with it and tested 4K random write via IOMeter 2010
See if you have same test result

32G SSD => BSOD, 0xF4
64G SSD => BSOD, 0xF4

bty, can someone tell me where we can download 5.0 B?
One of my friend said 5.0 B will be available shortly.
Is this truth?

February 8, 2013 | 03:27 PM - Posted by ezjohny

I think I'm going to get this SSD for my next build, looks promising and good for the price! I'm a casual PC gamer!

March 28, 2013 | 10:10 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

ADATA just releases updated firmware for SX900 SSD drive. It is now at Firmware 5.0.7a

http://www.adata-group.com/index.php?action=ss_main&page=ss_content_driv...

March 28, 2013 | 10:53 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Adata Firmware 5.0.7a release notes do not metion anything about TRIM being fixed... WTF?

April 15, 2013 | 02:09 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

"ADATA first with SandForce 5.0.7a firmware, TRIM enabled for ADATA SSDs"

This is the headline I've been seeing, I assume that TRIM issue have been addressed and that this update has fixes found in previous firmware except the one that was pulled from breaking TRIM.

Purchased 2 drives in January 3013. Went online to get info on how to properly setup the OS (enable TRIM etc). Also used the wipe free space feature of ccleaner. CrystalMark always gave me good results except for write speed which is around 250 instead of 500 like the read speed.

Bottom line, I had the expected performance even without this firmware. I'll install it tonight but cant see myself getting much of a boost (write speed).

December 24, 2013 | 06:53 AM - Posted by Lowest Price (not verified)

Actually I think this is among the most vital information for me. And i am glad reading your article. But want to remark on some general things, the web site style is ideal, the articles is really excellent. Thank you for sharing with us. I think it would be effective for all. Good job, cheers! invites you to read
Lowest Price

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <blockquote><p><br>
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.

More information about formatting options

By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.