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Pros: Price and speed. First SSD that easily exceeded the quoted seq read and write specs. Easily meets both for block sizes over 512 KB and seems optimized for 1024 and 2048 KB.

Cons: None so far!

After some months I found that the transfer rates were erratic and after some testing have confirmed it once you get beyond the first gig or two. Often dropping to below the typical transfer rates of a hard drive!

Other Thoughts: About two days experience but built a Win10 Pro system with no issues and so far seems stable. Real world speed to be tested with experience but I expect it to be good. Unless reliability is an issue, it is a great price.

I have replaced all of them since I found the erratic transfer rates. I confirmed this problem on two different MB and CPUs on both Win7 and Win10.


5 out of 5 eggs Fast, cheap and so far reliable. 08/17/2016

This review is from: ADATA Premier SP550 2.5" 240GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ASP550SS3-240GM-C

Pros: Fast, cheap and so far reliable. Reads and Writes are constantly barely under 500 MB/s every time I test one with HD Tune Pro 5.0.

Cons: None to my knowledge. Seen a few reviews with DOAs but not my experience and I have at least 5 of them and test them all with HD Tune Pro and Passmark Burn In.

After running these for some months now I thought I noticed sometimes the transfers were quick and others really slow. Sure enough, I found with testing that they have a burst rate that is high but after a 1 gig or two the transfer rates are highly variable, sometimes dropping to below a hard drive.

Other Thoughts: So far no DOA or loss of data and I have several 240 GB and a couple of 480 GB. Not all are installed but will be by the end of the month! Due to the erratic transfer rates, I have replaced all of mine. Never had a data accuracy issue so they do seem to be safe.

Seagate Archive HDD v2 ST8000AS0002 8TB 5900 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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Pros: Lower cost than most 8 TB drives and it is not so slow as I thought it would be

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I have two of them and they both have run over 4 months now with no issues. One is strictly archive and the other is mostly archive but is used for some applications as input. I was expecting slow transfer rates but I see consistently 120 to 140 MB/sec for large files, often for files of more than 30 GB at a time which may not be blazing but is still pretty fast for a 5900 rpm drive.

Around $225 is still is a lot of money for one drive but buying multiple drives for the same capacity is not much cheaper and for me at least, causes me to have to either split the files to multiple lettered drives or go to spanned drives which double the possibility of loss of data.


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Display Name: Joseph N.

Date Joined: 06/03/03


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