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ADATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-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 ASP900S3-256GM-C

General

Brand
ADATA
Series
Premier Pro SP900
Model
ASP900S3-256GM-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 40,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 90,000 IOPS
MTBF
1,000,000 hours

Features

Features
TRIM Support (requires OS support)

NCQ Support

Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) Support

Backwards compatible with SATA II

3.5" desktop conversion bracket

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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  • Timothy R.
  • 7/9/2014 1:01:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSlow SSD

This review is from: ADATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-C 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: This is a great, cheap little SSD, its faster than a HDD in some areas but sequential read/write is definitely not it.

Cons: Claims to go up to 530MB/s Sequential Write, it manages about 140MB/s
Claims to do up to 90k IOPS writing does 17k.
Claims to do up to 40k IOPS reading does 5.6k

Other Thoughts: Its faster than my HDD but only in smaller operations where seek time holds the HDD back, its only SLIGHTLY 10MB/s Faster than my HDD in sequential read/write.

Get this if you want an SSD so you can tell your friends you have one, Don't get it if you want SSD performance.

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  • Canaan W.
  • 7/3/2014 12:41:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs9 months in - Nice fast drive

This review is from: ADATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-C 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Easy to install. Installed Oct 2013. Fast for being 9 months old. Put this drive in my buddies SATA III gaming rig to replace a full 120GB Mushkin. Used quite a bit, no signs of issues.

Cons: Nothing to really report here. A real soild drive. Price has dropped somewhat but I got a good deal on it back in October.

Other Thoughts: AMD Phenom II X4 965, 8GB G Skill Ares 1866, Rosewill Capstone 450W Gold, Buffalo Evercool CPU cooler, Adata premier pro 256GB SSD, 120GB Mushkin Chronos SSD, ASUS HD6850

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  • laurie l.
  • 4/16/2014 3:53:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsterrible drive

This review is from: ADATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-C 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: none

Cons: do not buy this drive. Drive refuses to format correctly using diskpart and disk utility on windows. Contacted and was told to clean and then reformat. Did not work. Downloaded updater with firmware to solve this. Firmware for this drive was not included and when i asked for it, they said it was not out yet. Drive is unusable. again do not buy from this company and go with something else like samsung. Extremely dissapointed.

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  • laurie l.
  • 4/15/2014 10:09:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdisappointing purchase

This review is from: ADATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-C 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: nothing

Cons: do not buy. Patch was released but does not cover this drive making it unusable. formatting through windows, third party applications and diskpart does not work. Did contact support and was told to clean and reformat. Does not work. Said firmware was not available yet so i have no clue when i'm going to be able use this. Again do not buy this drive!!!!!!. Go with something else.

Other Thoughts: very disappointed in purchase. will not be going purchasing from this company again.

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  • Malcolm S.
  • 4/6/2014 12:16:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThat's it, I'm done with Adata

This review is from: ADATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-C 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Seems to work well for a while

Cons: First one died after 5 months, they replaced it and 5 months later the replacement died.

Other Thoughts: No more Adata SSDs for me!

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  • Joseph T.
  • 4/1/2014 11:00:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice laptop upgrade

This review is from: ADATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-C 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Met expectations. Faster, but see other thoughts. Low power usage; extended battery life in a laptop. There's not much else to say about a SSD; I did not and have no plans to benchmark it vs. other drives in this use. It was an excellent upgrade in a Thinkpad X140E though.

Cons: None really. Might ultimately be a little small in this use, but time will tell and that's not the drive's fault.

Other Thoughts: Cloned using an external USB 3.0 enclosure and then installed in a Thinkpad X140E which already has excellent battery life, but this may have added as much as another hour onto it. The speed-up was not as great as it would be in a Desktop (hence no benchmarking) due to the low-power CPU, but there is a definite difference.

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  • Clairissa R.
  • 3/31/2014 12:18:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsADATA Premier Pro SP900 256GB SSD

This review is from: ADATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-C 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast! Even faster in RAID 0!

According to my testing, it performs similarly to the advertised speeds.

Cons: The 3.5" to 2.5" drive bay adapter is poorly designed. The brass inserts (that the screws screw into, to hold it in a 3.5" bay) are press fit (if you can call it that, when you can insert them with your fingers) in from the OUTSIDE, so trying to screw it into the bay pulls the inserts out instead. Don't count on being able to use the adapter. I bought two of these SSDs, and both the drive bay adapters are equally junk.

Other Thoughts: These are my first SSDs, and overall I am very impressed. So far, the only downside is the poorly designed drive bay adapter.

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  • Sandy C.
  • 3/23/2014 7:07:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsADATA Premier Pro SP900

This review is from: ADATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-C 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Price and performance better than expected. This was my first ADATA purchase and my third SSD purchase. So I am still testing the waters on both price and performance. The prices have dropped enough at this point to justify the purchase. So far all 3 SSD are working as advertised with no issues to report. However, I will have to see if they live up to their claims for lifespan.

Cons: None at this point.

Other Thoughts: Works as promised and I use it daily and have found my applications and OS load much faster. There have been no issues with the ADATA brand so I cannot comment on their support at this time.

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  • Mark J.
  • 3/5/2014 8:28:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

This review is from: ADATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-C 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Works great and is very fast. no problems hooking it up and comes with everything you need minus cable for mounting.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Love me some SSD

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  • Richard C.
  • 3/1/2014 7:29:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsawesome SSD

This review is from: ADATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-C 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Great read/write times under ide installation but that was the default in my mobo bios. Once Win7 x64 was installed I ran crystal disk mark and had decent read/write times, i then changed my registry so I could switch to AHCI mode in the bios without having to reinstall windows. I then ran crytal disk mark again and had over a 75% increase in read write times. this drive is super fast scores a 7.9 in windows exp index for those who mind this rating. very happy with this drive. will be buying another real soon! And make sure you install windows with AHCI as your bios setting on your mobo!

Cons: none that I could think o

Other Thoughts: I had tried updating the firmware to 5.25 while I was in ide mode in the bios and it would repeatedly fail the update, so after switching to AHCI mode in the bios I was able to update to 5.25 firmware. I also had to contact support since the signature file for my drive was not included in the firmware download from the website. they have since then corrected the download and support had replied back to me in less than 8 hours. so by far the best support I have had to ever deal with for any component. love ADATA!

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