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ADATA Premier SP610 SATA SSD - SM2246EN Full Capacity Roundup

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: ADATA

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging

Introduction:

It seems a lot of folks have been incorporating Silicon Motion's SM2246EN controller into their product lines. We first reviewed the Angelbird SSD wrk, but only in a 512GB capacity. We then reviewed a pair of Corsair Force LX's (256GB and 512GB). ADATA has joined the club with their new Premier SP610 product line, and today we are going to take a look at all available capacities of this new model:

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It's fortunate that ADATA was able to sample us a full capacity spread, as this will let us evaluate all shipping SSD capacites that exist for the Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller.

Continue reading as we evaluate the ADATA Premier SP610!

Specifications:

Capacity  128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB
Form Factor  2.5"
NAND Flash  Synchronous MLC
Controller  SMI (SM2246EN)
Dimensions (L x W x H)  100 x 70 x 7.0mm
Weight  70g (2.5oz)
Interface  SATA 6Gb/sec
Performance(Max)

  128GB Performance (ATTO)
  Read : Up to 560MB/s
  Write : Up to 150MB/s
  Maximum 4K read/write IOPS up to 66K/35K
  256GB Performance (ATTO)
  Read : Up to 560MB/s
  Write : Up to 290MB/s
  Maximum 4K read/write IOPS up to 75K/67K
  512GB Performance (ATTO)
  Read : Up to 560MB/s
  Write : Up to 450MB/s
  Maximum 4K read/write IOPS up to 73K/72K
  1TB Performance (ATTO)
  Read : Up to 560MB/s
  Write : Up to 450MB/s
  Maximum 4K read/write IOPS up to 73K/72K

Power Consumption*

 0.3W ldle (Typical) / 0.08W Active (Average)
* Mobilemark 2012, Battery life analyzer2.4

Operating temperature  0~70 °C / -40~85°C
Storage temperature  5 ~ 95% RH (0 ~ 55°C)
Shock resistance  1500G / 0.5ms
MTBF  1,500,000 hours
Accessories

 7mm to 9.5mm holder
Acronis ATI HD 2013

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The block diagram shows what appears to be a fairly standard 4-channel configuration, though there are fewer steps in the pipeline as compared to SandForce and other controllers, which should help decrease latency and improve efficiency. There is also no compression engine, which means power consumption should be further reduced. The SM2246EN controller is covered in much greater detail in this release post.

Packaging:

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Nice packaging, with 3.5" adapter bracket, screws, docs, and Acronis cloning software download instructions (the Acronis ATI HD software key is on the back of the SSD itself).


September 17, 2014 | 07:36 PM - Posted by Humanitarian

Dem charts.

September 17, 2014 | 08:05 PM - Posted by Allyn Malventano

Like 'em?

September 18, 2014 | 07:24 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

They are pretty, but I think once you get beyond three colors, you might consider shading them in to help differentiate between them.

September 17, 2014 | 09:02 PM - Posted by djotter

The colour scheme and glow work really well together. Though some of the darker colours are harder to see in such a busy chart. Maybe slightly wider bars? Nice work Allyn _b

September 17, 2014 | 09:36 PM - Posted by Allyn Malventano

Thanks! The issue with the darker colors boils down to there simply not being enough 'good' differentiating colors to choose from, especially when trying to span 10 (or more in the future) entries. Still working on these moving forward.

September 18, 2014 | 02:07 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I do understand there just aren't enough colors to offer clear differentiation.

But, since you ensured the drives were listed in both the chart and the legend in the same order, I was able to easily figure out which drive was which when I couldn't tell easily by the color.

Good attention to detail that other sites often mess up.

September 18, 2014 | 04:47 AM - Posted by Mr.Prayer

Sharp write speed limits at lower capacities (comapred with solutions using 64Gbit dies)

September 18, 2014 | 10:02 AM - Posted by Particle (not verified)

The charts for the PCP file creation tests need to have their x-axis label updated. They are labeled "MB/s" but I suspect they should be "seconds".

September 18, 2014 | 10:21 AM - Posted by BBMan (not verified)

I'm not even sure why Random Access Time is mentioned with SSDs anymore- they all look the same. At this point,they pwn HDs.

Nice product, but 5 year warranty would have been more appealing.

September 18, 2014 | 11:13 AM - Posted by funandjam

good to see lower prices

September 18, 2014 | 01:29 PM - Posted by Topjet (John) (not verified)

Thanks for doing the review. I know you must be very tired of SSD right now, but it's good to see you do them so we the consumer can see the price point and accessories that come with drive, keep it up Allyn :)