Well there are a lot of good reasons to move your primary OS drive from a standard machanical drive to an SSD, but storage has never been one of them. ADATA has decided to address this issue. Overcoming the costs of increased storage space on an SSD is a long ways off, the new ADATA Xtreme Performance Gear (XPG) SX900 is a step in the right direction.

The need to actively reset each bit before writing is the reason for gradual performance loss, the creation of TRIM, and the concept of SSD provisioning. For those of us with 240 GB, 120 GB, and 60 GB SSD drives, you know all too well that provisioning helps maintain high performance, but takes away valuable storage space available. ADATA takes an active approach to this and selected high performance DRAM modules and NAND flash chips to do away with the need for provisioning, which gives you back 7% of your drive space.

This does not seem big, but to gain back 4 GB to 32 GB of storage space can be a huge difference when storage space is at a premium. While other SSD’s can claim to have done the same thing, ADATA has done this while maintaining the speed you expect from a SandForce 2281 controller based SSD. You still get 550 MB/s read and 530 MB/s write speeds with up to 85,000 IOPS in 4k random writes. What more could you want from a new SSD?

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ADATA’s XPG SX900 SSD is Now Available in the USA & Canada

Groundbreaking Storage Capacity for SSDs Utilizing the SandForce 2281 Controller

April 17, 2012 – ADATA™ Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash storage application products, announces the availability of the XPG SX900 Solid State Drive for the USA & Canada. With up to 512GB of storage potential, the biggest model of this SSD line has a 7% capacity increase over common SSDs in the market that use a SandForce controller.

The XPG (Xtreme Performance Gear) family of products has been expanded to include solid state drives, and the SX900 is a perfect match for the performance requirements of this elite group. Built for enthusiasts, the SX900 utilizes a SATA III 6Gbps connection and SandForce 2281 controller. Its maximum sequential read and write speeds are 550/530 MB per second, with maximum random 4k write speeds as high as 85,000 IOPS.

The XPG SX900 SSD adopts specially selected flash chips and supports the Windows TRIM command for efficient allocation of unused space. This results in more accelerated transfer and write performance for the XPG SX900, and is also effective in slowing down efficiency decline and depletion chances, maintaining effective operation and extending the life of the disk.

In both desktop and notebook computers, users will enjoy an unprecedented high-speed experience when they edit videos, retouch pictures, and use computer drafting, reading and writing operations.

Other than the groundbreaking 512GB model, the XPG SX900 SSD is also available in 64, 128, and 256GB capacities.

The suggested retail prices for ADATA’s XPG SX900 SSD are as below:

  • 64GB: US$119.99
  • 128GB: US$189.99
  • 256GB: US$329.99
  • 512GB: US$669.99


ADATA XPG SX900 SSD is now available in the USA through Amazon.com and Newegg.com, and Canada through Canada Computers and NCIX.

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