updated 09:58 am EDT, Thu June 12, 2014
Performance, size emphasis of new line
Flash manufacturer Adata today launched three new SATA 6Gb/s SSDs -- the Premier Pro SP900 M.2 2242 and 2282 for Ultrabooks and desktop PCs, and Premier Pro SP910, which is aimed at gamers and video editors. Both lines of drive have been engineered with an emphasis on size, making them suitable for nearly all small form factor or thin devices.
The Premier Pro SP900 M.2 2422 and 2280 have slim designs and small dimensions (22x42mm, 22x80mm), which meet the M.2 standard from Intel. They are smaller than the typical 2.5-inch SSD and corresponding mSATA, but come with bigger capacities, including 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. The two SSDs are not only suitable for Ultrabooks, but also for new motherboards in the next generation of PC upgrades. With the LSI SF-2281 controller, the sequential read/write speed of SP900 M.2 2242/2280 is up to 550/530 MB/s, which greatly enhances the speed of data transfer.
Using the Marvell 88SS9187 controller, the Premier Pro SP910 offers sequential read/write speeds up to 560/460 MB/s, and 4KB random read/write speeds up to 91,000/77,000 IOPS for rapid computing and data transfer. The Premier Pro SP910 includes 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities. The SP910 has an ultra slim 7mm thick body, which supports all slim PCs in the market. With the bundled 2.5mm spacer and the 3.5" converter, the SP910 is compatible with 9.5mm applications and traditional mechanical drive bays.
Pricing is not yet available on the drive line.