ADATA Releases S511 SandForce Drive
For quite some time, OCZ had the advantage of being the only manufacturer with SSDs powered by the latest SD-2200 series controllers from SandForce. Now the competition is (finally) starting to breathe down their necks with SandForce-based drives of their own–something that will hopefully lead to more healthy competition on the market and prices adjusted accordingly. Considering that all of the new drives use less robust and supposedly cheaper 25nm NAND Flash, the overall pricing situation should hopefully be improved.
We mentioned Kingston’s new HyperX drive a couple of days ago. Next up is ADATA, which now start to ship their new S511 solid state drives with the sought-after controller. Just like the rest of the soon-to-be crowded market, the ADATA S511 drives uses an SF-2200 series controller/processor in combination with 25nm MLC (Multi-Level Cell) NAND Flash.
ADATA’s S511 series consists of 60GB, 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities with a performance rating of up to 550MB/s reads and 520MB/s writes. ADATA has also indicated that the drives can handle 60,000 IOPS in random 4K writes.