At Computex ADATA revealed an SSD that’d make most PC enthusiasts pretty darn jealous. Their new SX2000 SSD series revealed an absolute gem with a 1600GB model – yes that is 1600GB of SSD storage. This device is certainly no slouch on speeds either as ADATA have opted for a PCI Express Generation 2 4X interface that supports a mammoth 1800-2000 MB per second, meaning you can essentially read or write your entire capacity in 800 seconds – not bad at all. The controller that supports this is the Sandforce SFF-8639 and that is capable of 200,000 random read IOPS.
ADATA also showed off the rest of the series which included 800, 400, 200 and 100GB capacities. These all use the same specifications and have TRIM support, DEVSLP support and SMART support. The PCI express interface works by running a cable to a PCI Express riser card from the SSD drive itself. ADATA didn’t announce pricing or availability but expect these to cost a small fortune, though being aimed at the enterprise market this is hardly unexpected.
ADATA also displayed the SX1000 series alongside the SX2000 series but these are slightly more “normal” with a SATA III 6Gbps interface, a Sandforce SF-2500 or SF-2600 controller and read/write speeds of 550/500MB/s. 75,000 random read IOPS are delivered and the drive is available in 100, 200 and 400GB capacities. ADATA didn’t specify the NAND used in either drives but high-endurance MLC is likely give then 5 year warranties.
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