ADATA Launches XPG SX300 and Premier Pro SP300 mSATA Solid State Drives

Published on June 19th, 2012

Today, ADATA Technology officially announced their new mSATA solid State drives, ADATA XPG SX300 and ADATA Premier Pro SP300. These two new SSD are for consumers who wish to take advantage of the new motherboards that have built-in mSATA slot, like the new Asus Maximus V Gene which has a mPCIe/mSATA combo card. These two new mSATA Solid State Drives can be used as a cache drive (instead of main storage) to boost the speed of a system similar to a system with SSD as primary drive.

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The ADATA XPG SX300 has a SATA 6Gbit/sec interface, and is targeted towards power users who demand the utmost in speed and capacity. Read and write speeds reach an impressive 550 and 505 MB/sec respectively, with maximum 4K random write of 85,000 IOPs. With capacities of 64, 128, and 256GB in such a small form factor, the SX300 brings the full power of solid state technology to the mSATA field.

ADATA XPG SX300 Specifications

Capacity: 64GB/128GB/256GB
Form Factor: Full-size mSATA
Interface: SATA 6Gb/sec
NAND Flash: Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash Memory
Controller: LSI SandForce SF-2281
Dimensions: 50.95 x 30 x 4mm(L × W × T)
Weight: 7g
Read: 550 MB/sec.
Write: 505 MB/sec.
IOPS: Read 25,000/Write 85,000 (Maximum 4K Random Write)
Operating Temperature: 0 °C – 70 °C
Storage Temperature: -40 °C – 85 °C
Shock Resistance: 1500G/0.5ms
MTBF: 1,200,000 Hours
ECC Recovery: Up to 55 bits correctable per 512-byte sector (BCH)
Certification: RoHS, CE, FCC
Warranty: 3 Years

The ADATA Premier Pro SP300 has a SATA 3 Gbit/sec interface, and is an economical upgrade option. Read and write speeds reach 280 and 260 MB/sec respectively, with maximum 4K random write of 46,000 IOPs. Capacities of 24, 32, and 64GB allow for use in conjunction with a larger but slower mechanical drive, making the SP300 an extremely cost-effective route for increasing system speed.

The Premier Pro SP300 is compatible with motherboards with built in mSATA slot such as: Asus Maximus V Gene, Gigabyte G1 Sniper 3, Asrock Z77E-ITX, and select Z68 motherboards.

ADATA Premier Pro SP300 Specifications

Capacity: 24GB/32GB/64GB
Form Factor: Full-size mSATA
Interface: SATA 3Gb/sec
NAND Flash: Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash Memory
Controller: LSI SandForce SF-2141
Dimensions: 50.95 x 30 x 4mm(L × W × T)
Weight: 7g
Read: 280 MB/sec.
Write: 260 MB/sec.
IOPS: Read 12,500/Write 46,000 (Maximum 4K Random Write)
Operating Temperature: 0 °C – 70 °C
Storage Temperature: -40 °C – 85 °C
Shock Resistance: 1500G/0.5ms
MTBF: 1,200,000 Hours
ECC Recovery: Up to 55 bits correctable per 512-byte sector (BCH)
Certification: RoHS, CE, FCC
Warranty: 3 Years

The implementation of optimized firmware in the SX300 and the SP300 results in full utilization of the NAND Flash components, which translates to maximized storage capacity: a 7% increase over other solid state drives that use a SandForce controller. This zero percent over-provisioning is implemented with no loss to performance or supported features, and can be realized only by 100% screening and sorting of the NAND Flash. Both the SX300 and the SP300 are applicable to Intel® Smart Response Technology, and comply with ATA/ATAP1-7 standard. Supported features include S.M.A.R.T and NCQ command sets, and TRIM command. A 3-year warranty and a MTBF (mean time between failures) of 1,200,000 hours ensure long term usage free of worries.

ADATA XPG SX300 and Premier PRo SP300 Price and AVailability

The ADATA XPG SX300 and Premier PRo SP300 will be available through selected distributors and resellers in the USA, Canada, and hopefully in other countries/regions, as well as online stores.

ADATA XPG SX300 SSD Price (MSRP) are as follows:

  • 64GB: $89.99
  • 128GB: $149.99
  • 256GB: $299.99

ADATA Premier Pro SP300 SSD Price (MSRP) are as follows:

  • 24GB: $49.99
  • 32GB: $59.99
  • 64GB: $79.99
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