ADATA announces 2 TB Ultimate SU900 3D NAND MLC SSD
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.