COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - A-DATA today gave us a taste of their next generation solid state drive that may one day reign as their flagship product. We can't really start quoting numbers right now since A-DATA has the Marvell SATA 6G controlled drive in RAID 0 at their booth but look for that to change in a couple of days.
I guess it really wouldn't be that fun of a news post without some numbers but I will only show you these with a bit of a disclaimer. SSDs are not all that great in RAID 0 without being optimized. This is early hardware with even earlier firmware. To add to the complications the drives are being tested on an HBA controller with a Marvell SATA 6G chip so none of the numbers are going to be as accurate as what we put up in the lab.
At this point SSD enthusiasts are thinking RealSSD C300 clone since both drives use Marvell controllers but this is where you and even I would be wrong. The ADATA S501 uses a different Marvell SATA 6G SSD controller built for the enterprise market.
Here is a bit more to tease you with but I will not be able to confirm anything for a few days. You have to wonder what flash is being used on the early drive. Could we actually be seeing some of the first Intel / Micron 25nm flash being used publically?
As you can imagine we are all over this so look for some additional performance numbers soon.
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