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ADATA announces 2 TB Ultimate SU900 3D NAND MLC SSD

ADATA announces 2 TB Ultimate SU900 MLC SSD
ADATA announces 2 TB Ultimate SU900 MLC SSD
The Ultimate SU900 will utilize a brand new SMI 2258 controller with capacities starting at 256 GB for 109 Euros. Sequential read and write rates cap out at 560 MB/s and 525 MB/s, respectively.

ADATA will be one of the first third-party vendors to offer a consumer-level SSD based on Micron's 3D MLC NAND technology in combination with SLC buffers and DRAM cache. Called the Ultimate SU900, it uses a quad-channel SMI SM2258 controller and will ship in 256/512 GB and 1/2 TB capacities. The manufacturer is promising better durability and efficiency compared to common 2D NAND SSDs.

The manufacturer has announced prices only for the 256/512 GB models for now at 109 Euros and 200 Euros, respectively, with retail prices for the 1 TB and 2 TB models coming shortly. All models will ship with a 2.5 mm spacer for easier mounting on bays that support 9.5 mm drives. A 3.5-inch bracket is also included for high-end desktops.

Core specifications include:

  • 560/525 MB/s sequential read/write
  • 85K/90K IOPS random read/write
  • 100.45 x 69.85 x 7 mm

Every new purchase of the Ultimate SU900 will come with a 5-year limited warranty as standard.

SSD prices are expected to rise next year due to increasing demand on the latest consumer electronics from smartwatches up to full-size desktops.


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Allen Ngo, 2016-12-16 (Update: 2016-12-16)