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ADATA S511 Series AS511S3-120GM-C 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 120GB
  • SATA III
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ADATA’s S511 utilizes the new generation SandForce SF-2200 series controller, with native support for the SATA 6Gb/s platform. The S511 completely brings into play the revolutionary high-speed performance of solid state drives, embracing a new world of transfer performance. With read and write speeds twice that of SSDs using the older SATA II specification, the S511 reached 550/520MB read and write speeds respectively, with 4K random write speeds as high as 60,000 IOPS in real world testing. The S511 takes productivity, gaming, and multimedia applications to the next level to work in perfect symmetry with the latest enthusiast platforms, while easily integrating into today’s mobile and desktop platforms with Windows 7 TRIM support.

  • newegg Enhanced Computing Efficiency Currently, the major processor platforms are gradually making the changeover to native SATA 6Gb/s chips. However, traditional mechanical drives are not capable of the corresponding high-speed read and write tasks. The S511 solid state drive provides vibration-free running and low power consumption while taking full advantage of the 6Gb/s bandwidth transmission capability. In both desktop and laptop computers, and in a broad range of computing environments, SSDs built to the latest specification are an irreplaceable advantage.
  • newegg TRIM Support The S511 adopts specially selected Flash chips from reliable manufacturers, and supports the Windows TRIM command (Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2). TRIM optimization command can directly delete stored data in the Flash memory and release unused space (Free Blocks) to be used for system writes immediately. This results in more accelerated transfer and write performance for solid state drives, and is also effective in slowing down efficiency decline and depletion chances, maintaining effective operation and extending the life of the disk.
  • newegg System Backup Tools Eliminate Installation Operating Procedures All purchasers of the S511 can download the free Disk Migration Utility software. It facilitates the quick transfer of all files to the new solid state drive, significantly reducing the troublesome and time-consuming process of reinstalling software and restoring data from backups. Software Download Area: http://www.adata-group.com/index.php?action=ss_main&page=ss_software_5.

Learn more about the ADATA AS511S3-120GM-C

General

Brand
ADATA
Series
S511 Series
Model
AS511S3-120GM-C
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
120GB
Memory Components
MLC
Interface
SATA III
Controller
SandForce
Width
3.94"
Depth
2.75"
Height
0.37"
Weight
0.15 lbs.

Performance

Sustained Sequential Read
Up to 550MBps
Sustained Sequential Write
Up to 510MBps
4KB Random Read
Up to 20,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 60,000 IOPS
MTBF
1,000,000 hours

Features

Features
Max Read:
Up to 550 MB/s (SATA III / 6Gbps)
Up to 280 MB/s (SATA II / 3Gbps)
Max Write:
Up to 510 MB/s (SATA III / 6Gbps)
Up to 260 MB/s (SATA II / 3Gbps)

Maximum 4K Randdom Write : 85,000 IOPS

NAND: DDR Synchronous NAND / 25nm

TRIM Support based on OS

ECC Correction: 55 bits / 512 Bytes

S.M.A.R.T Support

Free Disk Migration Utility Software (Windows XP / Vista / 7) with SSD Serial Number

Free 3.5" HDD Bay Mount

System backup tools, eliminating installation operating procedures
- All purchasers of the S511 can download the free Disk Migration Utility software. It facilitates the quick transfer of all files to the new solid state drive, significantly reducing the troublesome and time-consuming process of reinstalling software and restoring data from backups. (Disk Migration Utility software runs on these operating systems: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7)
- Software Download Area: http://www.adata-group.com/index.php?action=ss_main&page=ss_software_5

Environmental

Power Consumption (Idle)
0.6W
Power Consumption (Active)
3W
Operating Temperature
0°C ~ +70°C
Storage Temperature
-40°C ~ +85°C
Max Shock Resistance
1500G

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


Customer Reviews of the ADATA AS511S3-120GM-C

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  • Trey B.
  • 2/6/2014 9:26:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsThree words: DO NOT BUY

Pros: Fast data transfer, low price

Cons: Very unreliable, no shock protection whatsoever.

Other Thoughts: Note that in my system, I made the fatal mistake of using this drive as a boot drive. I've gone through two of these drives in the last two years, and they all died pretty much the same way. One minute, I have a working drive. One runaway error and one Blue Screen of Death later, and the drive doesn't even show up on the BIOS. The drive is still under warranty, but I don't think I'll be pursuing that avenue, as the third time will be more of the same. In fact, I will be avoiding ADATA products like the plague from now on.

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  • Christian V.
  • 12/4/2013 8:11:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: Still working great after 1 year

Cons: None

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  • Richard W.
  • 11/12/2013 9:11:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorked great, until it died

Pros: Fast, quiet, small...

Cons: Random BSODs for a couple months before finally giving up the ghost after about two years of use. RMA'd today. I need my drives to outlast my use of the box and so far SSDs have not done that. I always have a large secondary drive with my videos, pictures..etc. Not to mention backups to external drives and/or the cloud.

Other Thoughts: I love SSDs, but this is my second one that has just died. The other was a different brand but even more popular. I always make sure I don't have anything vital on these drives now.

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  • Mike B.
  • 10/29/2012 6:15:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsBSODS and freezes

Pros: Fine when it works.

Cons: Stability was a major issue. BSODs, random restarts. As others have said.

Other Thoughts: I had no idea what the issue was till I read the other reviews here on Newegg. Glad I did as I was about to replace my mobo.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer, we are sorry that you have had difficulties with our product. If you are still experiencing issues or need additional support please contact our office directly: Phone: 1-888-962-3282 x604; Email: support@adatausa.com. One of support staff members will be happy to assist you with your case.

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  • Christopher S.
  • 10/1/2012 3:27:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat SSD

Pros: Very Fast and will saturate a SATA II connection. Initially setup with SATA II and now I am on SATA III with full speed. So far it hasn't failed me. The case is made of metal and has a good feel of quality to it.

Cons: Random blue screens prior to the firmware update.

Other Thoughts: After the firmware update that came out in November of 2011 this drive has been flawless. No more blue screens. I highly recommend this drive.

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  • Kevin F.
  • 7/28/2012 7:03:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsConstant issues

Pros: Fast - when it works.

Cons: Constant BSOD problems, completely disappears on reboot all the time. RMA'd for a new one which arrived yesterday. Tried it out today and it has the same problems as the last.

Poor quality control from Adata on these SSDs. Will probably be sticking with OCZ or Samsung from now on.

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  • John F.
  • 6/23/2012 9:48:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFailed after 8 months

Pros: Very Fast, excellent price/performance ratio. Easy to install.

Cons: Failed completely after 8 months. Unable to be detected in the bios of 3 separate computers on 3 of 6 gbs SATA ports or with 2 different external SATA to USB converters.

Other Thoughts: Recently purchased the 240GB version of this drive before this one gave out. So far experiencing the same incredible speeds and the price for that drive was excellent as well. I still praise ADATA for their cheap but speedy drives. Taught me that while SSDs seem incredibly reliable, they can fail completely without any forewarning like traditional HDDs usually gave. I still recommend this drive just for the incredible bang for the buck, but do yourself a favor and pick up the extended warranty during checkout.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/15/2012 10:46:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great in Raid-0

Pros: Sandforce based, so works extremely well in RAID configurations, due to the garbage collection. With one of these AS-SSD reports 480 MB/s sequential read. Pairing two in RAID-0 gives 930 MB/s. (This requires SATA-III of course).

Cons: Always make sure firmware is up to date. Early versions had stability issues.

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  • Michal K.
  • 4/25/2012 6:07:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill running great!

Pros: - Insanely fast; well within tolerance of advertised speeds
- Stable, after firmware updates (see cons)
- Reliable for 7 months now

Cons: After a few weeks of use, I did have a few BSODs show their ugly faces, but it was not a chronic problem (maybe once per week).

However, after 2 firmware updates, I have had no further issues. It's now an amazingly and reliable drive.

Other Thoughts: I reviewed this once before, but wanted to chime in about my medium-term experience.

***READ THIS*** New buyers should no longer be at risk of encountering any issues with this drive (other than occasional DOA, but that seems to happen a lot with all SSDs). HOWEVER, just to be safe, the first thing you should do after getting your OS installed, is to check that the firmware is up to date. It's very easy to do; just make sure you're using the stock Windows SATA driver - DO NOT USE A MANUFACTURER'S DRIVER FOR YOUR SATA CONTROLLER. It wont hurt the drive, but the update will not happen. I spent a week trying to figure that out.***

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  • Matthew M.
  • 4/11/2012 6:51:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsShould have read these reviews first

Pros: None

Cons: I could have written all the posts below. Windows crashes, won't find the SSD on reboot. Adata's customer support form on their site doesn't work either, it keeps giving validation errors. Nice.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We apologize for the inconvenience that this may have caused. Please be rest assured that ADATA strives to provide high quality products as well as excellent service for our customers. All SSDs are backed by 3-year warranty. Please contact our customer support center through email at support@adatausa.com or via phone at 1-888-962-3282 ext. 604. Our customer support specialist is available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm PST. Please allow up to 24hrs for us to get back to your request.

Looking forward to hearing from you.
ADATA Customer Support

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