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ADATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-256GM-C 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 256GB
  • SATA III
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Learn more about the ADATA ASX900S3-256GM-C

General

Brand
ADATA
Series
XPG SX900
Model
ASX900S3-256GM-C
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
256GB
Memory Components
MLC
Interface
SATA III
Controller
SandForce
Height
7mm
Width
69.85mm
Depth
100mm
Weight
76g

Performance

Max Sequential Read
Up to 550 MB/s
Max Sequential Write
Up to 530 MB/s
4KB Random Read
Up to 34,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 91,000 IOPS
MTBF
1,000,000 hours

Features

Features
SndForce SF-2281 Controller

Synchronous NAND Flash Technology

Utilizes new FIRMWARE which increases SSD usable capacity over common SF controller based SSDs by 7%

Native TRIM Support (OS support required)

ECC Correction: 55 bits / 512 bytes

S.M.A.R.T Support

NCQ Support

Included 2.5" to 3.5" bracket for installation on your desktop computer

Acronis True Image HD, Disk Migration Utility

Environmental

Power Consumption (Idle)
0.6W
Power Consumption (Active)
3W
Operating Temperature
0°C ~ +70°C
Storage Temperature
-40°C ~ +85°C
Operating Humidity
10% to 90% RH
Max Shock Resistance
1500G

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Keith T.
  • 10/22/2014 2:39:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat SSD

This review is from: ADATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-256GM-C 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Solid speed
reliable even after 10+ reformats over a 2 year period

Cons: could be a bit faster since it is an SSD

Other Thoughts: great drive for long term use

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  • Jacob B.
  • 10/22/2014 12:08:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill working beautifully

This review is from: ADATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-256GM-C 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Read/Write speeds are actually what they say they are (around 500 mb/s for both read and write). This is the biggest plus for me, a lot of product's specifications don't match with the benchmarked times you do on your own.

I've has this for At least 1.5 years (closer to 2 years) with no problems what-so-ever. SSD-Life still says it's at 100% health after it's been powered on 826 times. Also says its estimated lifetime from now is 9years 5months. It's going to last much longer than my PC is, which is just fine by me.

I don't use a lot of space, only play a couple games or so at a time and only edit 1 video at any given time. Therefore this is my primary and only drive for everything. Which means my pc feels way faster than any HDD pc no matter what kind of parts they're using.

Cons: At the time there was no cloning software that supported GPT, so I had to reinstall windows 8. Not really the ssd's fault..

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  • Tyler R.
  • 10/19/2014 3:08:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorks but for how long?

This review is from: ADATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-256GM-C 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: The drive is fast. I never had any issues with it while it was working.

Cons: The fault of this drive really comes from it's inability to work for an extended period of time. It was working for a year straight and then died and I had to warranty. ADATA fixed my drive and in a couple of weeks sent it back to me. It lasted another 8 months and all was going well until it just died again. I'm going to try and warranty again since it is 3 years warranty.

Other Thoughts: Honestly, I may have had a stroke of bad luck. But i think other manufacturers like Samsung may have a higher quality SSD that might not require 2 weeks of fix time every 9 - 12 months.

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  • Pierre M.
  • 8/29/2014 3:14:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASX900S3-256GM-C

This review is from: ADATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-256GM-C 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Received shipment fast in in good condition Drive performs as expected. Have been using for 3 months now, no issues yet.

Acronis software works great for cloning OS disk but the ADATA supplied version does not support cloning to a Raid 1 volume. The software just hangs without any error message when calculating space after filtering out directories. I suppose the full Acronis version is required for this. No problem to a single disk though.

Cons: None yet.

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  • TING L.
  • 8/20/2014 8:48:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWould buy it again

This review is from: ADATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-256GM-C 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Low cost, reliable, fast

Cons: need to reinstall the system, porting doesn't really work.

Other Thoughts: I had some bad experience with my previous SSD two years ago so it take me some courage to try this one out, especially it is a new brand to me.
However, everything turns out to be much better than I expected.
The speed of this drive feels like a top end model, no lag, no lost+found files, nothing.
With such solid price, i am considering to buy a larger one for me so that I can give the smaller one to my mon. I think She should like it even she doesn't really care about the speed most of time.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/16/2014 8:48:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drive!

This review is from: ADATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-256GM-C 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: easy install, works great

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: just remember to activate it or it won't show

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  • denis p.
  • 7/6/2014 5:58:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsADATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-256GM-C 2.5"

This review is from: ADATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-256GM-C 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast but unreliable.

Cons: Went out cold after ONLY 32 DAYS. Weeks of work out in smoke. What do I do now?

Other Thoughts: Stay awa from SSD's. So far, one Samsung and one ADATA 256 GB that broke down. after only a month. I am discustingly disappoionted.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We are sorry that your 256GB SX900 is not working properly. Unfortunately, DOA does occur from time to time and that is why there is a warranty on our products that covers this issue. Please send it in for an RMA exchange and you will receive a working replacement. The ADATA RMA process is a simple and painless procedure. Please feel free to contact us directly.

Thank you,
ADATA Technology Customer Service

Tech Support Email: support@adatausa.com
ADATA Customer Service Department: 1-888-962-3282 Option 4

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  • Steven D.
  • 5/23/2014 10:50:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove it!

This review is from: ADATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-256GM-C 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Works perfect after several months of use. I researched about it and thought that it offered great performance, reliability, and with reported less compatibility and installation problems. At the time of purchase it wasn't the least expensive brand and I wasn't familar with ADATA at all. After installation I was so impressed and satisfied with the fast boot and response times that I will probably buy another one..

Cons: None

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  • Stevin A.
  • 5/20/2014 3:02:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo failures

This review is from: ADATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-256GM-C 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Drives work very well. I have 6 of them in a server in a RAID 50 configuration and many other ADATA drives in other consumer systems and I have never had a single failure. As a matter of fact, I have had failures with several other drive manufacturers but never with ADATA and that is why I chose the drive for my customer's server. I was looking for more drives to supplement the RAID array and saw all the comments by users saying that they have failed and thought I would chime in and tell you that it is my experience that these drives never fail. I have myself purchased more than 20 drives of different sizes and types by ADATA and never had a single failure. They are fast and perform well and some of the least expensive MLC drives I have seen. I pitted them against a server with an identical controller running Intel drives and got comparable performance ratings with the same RAID controller.

Cons: None yet.

Other Thoughts: I love the fact that it comes with a mounting bracket for desktop computers. That and it's less expensive than other drives of comparable speed and size. What could be better?

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  • Ray P.
  • 4/3/2014 4:45:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs8 Month strong

This review is from: ADATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-256GM-C 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Harddrive is very fast and it was easy to install

Cons: None really

Other Thoughts: I wish you could get 500Gb for $170

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