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XM13: New mSATA SSD from A-DATA

by: admin October 27, 2011

A-DATA has also jumped on the SandForce bandwagon and recently launched the S511–yet another drive for the crowded SSD market based on the SF-2281 controller. Now it is now expanding the lineup with an mSATA device called XM13. What is mSATA, you ask? It’s like SATA, but smaller. These small SSDs with a Z68 mSATA […]

ADATA Releases S511 SandForce Drive

by: admin June 15, 2011

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 […]

A-Data First with JMicron JMF616 Controller

by: admin August 1, 2010

A-Data S596 Turbo is a new SSD based on the JMicron JMF616 controller. The device connects via SATA 3Gbps or Mini USB, and comes in the usual 2.5-inch form factor. The new 500 series will be available in of 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities with 128 MB of cache (DDR2). The manufacturer promises up […]

A Tour of the SSD Factory

by: admin June 10, 2010

A-DATA is one of several memory manufacturers who have ventured into the solid-state market. A-DATA has several units in their lineup already and one of the most interesting so far is their S599 model with the SandForce SF-1200 controller. The company has also decided to let us in on their manufacturing process. The good folks […]

Indilinx and Sand Force to get SATA 6Gbps in Q4

by: admin May 3, 2010

Both Indilinx and Sand Force are extremely powerful SSD controllers, and the only thing holding them back right now is the need for more bandwidth. The SATA 3.0 Gbps interface, which effectively caps the bandwidth at around 280MB/s, this is currently the barrier for performance improvements. Unfortunately this is not scheduled to appear until the […]