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By now, everyone with even the vaguest of interest in PC technology can tell you how much snappier solid state drives are than even the fastest of spinning disks of yesteryear. There have been some interesting wrinkles recently, like ultra-high speed drives that ride the PCI Express 4.0 bus, but in test after test, regardless of drive type, just having a modern SSD offers enough of a boost to make an older PC feel new again. Similarly, it's basically a necessity to slap an SSD like one of the ADATA drives we'll be showing you here, into a new system build to not make any big sacrifices in responsiveness. Today, we're going to look at a pair of 1 TB SSDs from ADATA: the Swordfish and the Falcon.... Read more...
We all know that bigger is better, right? At least in generalities, it's often true. More CPU cores help performance in multi-threaded workloads, while high frequencies boost performance in lightly-threaded tasks. With graphics, it's all about more as well; more shading resources, more ROPs, more VRAM, and a wider bus means more frames per second. About the only way more doesn't help is when it's the wrong kind of more, as in latency. If a monitor has a long response time, it can hurt your game play. Similarly, if system memory has higher latency on data requests from the CPU, to help it complete its task at hand, the process stalls when every nanosecond counts. It was in this vein that ADATA's... Read more...
Earlier today, we brought you news of Samsung's new Pro 980 PCIe 4.0 SSD, which will deliver sequential read/write performance of 6.5GB/sec and 5GB/sec respectively. While no doubt impressive and superior to currently available PCIe 4.0 SSD solutions on the market, ADATA is looking to crash the party with its new XPG Sage. Rather than the Phison E16 controller that is being used on current PCIe 4.0 SSDs, or even the Phison E18 that is expected with their 2020 successors, the XPG Sage is using the Innogrit Rainier (IG5236) controller. This particular controller can support up to 16TB of storage and uses an 8-channel interface. While Innogrit may be an unfamiliar name to us, we can't... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, Marco, Chris, and Dave will be looking at NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX 1660, the sights and sounds of GDC and GTC which took place last week, Dell's Alienware Aurora R8 compact GeForce RTX-powered gaming PC, a fast new SSD from ADATA and more! Show Notes: 03:03 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Review: Smooth 1080P Gaming For Less 15:35 - NVIDIA Pascal And Turing GeForce GTX GPUs To Gain Ray Tracing Support WIth April Driver Update 18:29 - NVIDIA's GauGAN AI Machine Learning Tool Photorealistic Images From Simple Hand Doodling 23:21 - NVIDIA Quadro RTX Turing HPC Data Science Workstations Coming From HP, Lenovo And Dell 26:42 - NVIDIA Jetson... Read more...
When we evaluated the original ADATA XPG SX8200 SSD last year, we found the drive to be a solid value that offered good performance for the money. So, when ADATA mentioned that it had an updated version of the XPG SX8200 available for review that should perform even better, we were eager to check it out. The aptly named ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro is similar to the original drive in many ways, but incorporates a new controller and firmware that cranks performance up a few notches and adds some new features. The ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro’s main features and specifications are outlined in the table below. As you can see, sequential transfers are rated for a healthy 3.5GB/s (reads) and 3GB/s (writes)... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, Marco, Chris and Dave kick around breaking news and tech reviews headlines like AMD’s 2nd Gen Threadripper 32-core beast, LG’s punchy, potent G7 ThinQ phone, Huawei’s sleek and sexy MateBook X Pro laptop, ADATA’s snappy SX8200 NVMe SSD, Intel’s first discrete GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 2700 and Ryzen 5 2600 value CPUs, and the gaming rig we gave away last month that you just have to see for an idea of what we might give away next! Show Notes: 03:30 - ADATA SX8200 NVMe SSD, Blistering Storage Media 13:47 - LG G7 ThinQ Review: Punchy Display, Big Audio, Smart AI 29:38 - AMD Ryzen 7 2700 And Ryzen 5 2600 Review:... Read more...
The latest generation of NVMe-based solid state drives have significantly altered the value proposition for performance-conscious PC enthusiasts. Whereas the NVMe drives of “old” were significantly more expensive than SATA-based products, while offering somewhat higher performance, many of today’s drives are only slightly higher priced and may offer 5 – 6x the peak throughput. Case in point, the ADATA XPG SX8200 we will be showing you here today. This ADATA drive is a speedy, yet affordable solid state drive that offers peak read and write speeds of 3200/1700MB per second, with a good warranty and solid endurance rating. The ADATA XPG SX8200’s main features and specifications... Read more...
There's been quite a bit of activity in the SSD space recently, and ADATA is catering to gaming enthusiasts with the latest addition to its XPG family. In this case, we've got all the details on the new XPG SX8200, which is an M.2 2280 PCIe SSD family that looks to run with the big dogs when it comes to performance. XPG SX8200 promises sustained peak reads and writes of up 3,200MB/sec and 1,700MB/sec respectively. When it comes to random 4K reads and writes, those figures come in at up to 310K IOPS and 280K IOPS respectively. This performance comes courtesy of a Silicon Motion SM2262 controller, which has eight NAND channels and is back by four ARM Cortex-R5 cores. The NVMe 1.3 certified SSD... Read more...
A few weeks back, we took a look at a new series of solid state drives from Crucial, the M550, which leveraged Marvell controller technology, 20nm MLC NAND flash memory, and firmware optimizations gleaned from the last couple of years of SATA SSD advancements. Ultimately, we found the M550 series of drives to be solid offerings, with well-rounded performance and competitive pricing. Well, today, another major player—ADATA—is releasing its own family of drives featuring similar technology at its core. The brand new ADATA SP920 Premiere Pro family of drives we’ll be showing you here use the same controller and NAND as the M550 series, though ADATA takes a few steps to help... Read more...
A few weeks back, we took a look at a new series of solid state drives from Crucial, the M550, which leveraged Marvell controller technology, 20nm MLC NAND flash memory, and firmware optimizations gleaned from the last couple of years of SATA SSD advancements. Ultimately, we found the M550 series of drives to be solid offerings, with well-rounded performance and competitive pricing. Well, today, another major player—ADATA—is releasing its own family of drives featuring similar technology at its core. The brand new ADATA SP920 Premiere Pro family of drives we’ll be showing you here use the same controller and NAND as the M550 series, though ADATA takes a few steps to help... Read more...
The SSD market is very competitive at the moment, to say the least, and though ADATA isn’t always necessarily front and center, the company has a handful of interesting product offerings, including the ADATA XPG SX900 we'll be showing you here. SSD manufacturers sometimes roll with proprietary controllers, such as OCZ and Samsung, while others adopt third-party products. ADATA falls into the latter category. The XPG SX900 packs an LSI SandForce 2281 controller, which is one of the more popular solutions at this time... ADATA XPG SX900 256GB SSD Review... Read more...
The SSD market is very competitive at the moment, to say the least, and though ADATA isn’t always necessarily front and center, the company has a handful of interesting product offerings, including the ADATA XPG SX900 we'll be showing you here. SSD manufacturers sometimes roll with proprietary controllers, such as OCZ and Samsung, while others adopt third-party products. ADATA falls into the latter category. The XPG SX900 packs an LSI SandForce 2281 controller, which is one of the more popular solutions at this time. ADATA says that its firmware actually increases the available storage capacity slightly over other SandForce-based drives, giving the XPG SX900 about 7% more... Read more...
Convergence seems to be the name of the game these days, and ADATA's riding that bandwagon. The company has just launched an interesting mishmash of products: a wireless storage reader and power bank. The DashDrive Air AE400 is a wireless reader that can read and stream data from USB storage media and SD memory cards, and also functions as a power bank that can charge other mobile devices. The AE400 can be an easy to operate wireless hotspot, with support for 802.11 b/g/n wireless networking. When functioning as a network bridge, the internet connection can be shared by up to 10 devices at the same time. As a storage reader, the AE400 enables wireless data transfer between mobile devices and... Read more...
ADATA introduced the DashDrive HV610 external hard drive. This drive utilizes a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface for fast file transfer speeds and is available in capacities of 500GB and 1TB. As you can see from the product shots below, the drive features a puzzle piece design and is available in two colors (black or white). The cover is removable and is designed to store the USB cable when not in use. The drive comes with a 60 day trial version download of Norton Internet Security 2012 anti-virus. ADATA offers a three year warranty on the drive. ADATA Launches DashDrive HV610 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Fashionable Puzzle Piece Design with Slide-Out Smart Cover Taipei, Taiwan - August 15, 2012 -... Read more...
ADATA’s XPG Gaming v.2.0 series DDR3 memory has a new top dog with the introduction of an 8GB DRR3-2400G kit (4GB x 2), which the company says was designed to complement Intel’s 3rd-generation Ivy Bridge processors and Z77 chipset. The dual-channel RAM features 19,200MB/s transfer speed and feature ADATA’s Thermal Conductive Technology (TCT), 2oz copper 8-layer printed circuit board, and support for Intel XMP profiles. You can order up a kit today for $89.99. ADATA Introduces XPG Gaming v2.0 Series DDR3 2400G Designed to bring maximum performance to 3rd generation Intel core processors Taipei, Taiwan - July 17, 2012 - ADATA Technology Co., Ltd. today announced the start of shipments... Read more...
Who doesn’t like snappier performance in an SD card? ADATA announced the Premier Pro SDHC and SDXC cards, which are packing performancing-enhancing Ultra High Speed I (UHS-I) technology. Designed especially for professional photographers who also need more capacity and faster performance, the Premier Pro SDHC and SDXC cards boast read/write speeds of up to 95/45MB/s and are X-ray proof and can handle extreme temperatures. They also feature error correcting code (ECC) and write-switch protection and come in capacities of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. The cards come with a lifetime warranty and will be available soon in the U.S. and Canada. ADATA Launches Premier Pro SDHC & SDXC Cards Featuring... Read more...
ADATA announced two new memory kits in its XPG Xtreme Series designed for high performance, long life, and overclocking capabilities. Available in capacities of 8GB (4GB x 2) and 16GB (8GB x 2), the dual-channel DDR3-2133X kits boast 34.1GB of predicted bandwidth per second and sport operating voltages of 1.65V with 10-11-11-30 latency settings. They also support Intel XMP profiles (v.1.3) and are compatible with Intel’s P67, X79, Z68, Z75, and Z77 platforms. The 8GB kit will run you $89.99, and the 16GB kit costs $189.99. ADATA Adds to XPG Xtreme Series with the Introduction of DDR3-2133X 8GB and 16GB Dual Channel Kits The Latest Surge in Reliability and Performance to Satisfy Gamers’... Read more...
ADATA is making preparations for the upcoming Computex convention in Taiwan next month but found time to make what could be its last product announcement before then. Launching today is ADATA's new Premier Pro SP900 and Premier SP800 solid state drive (SSD) families with new optimized firmware, both of which are available in the U.S. and just north of the border. Starting at the top, the Premier Pro SP900 is available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities. These drives boast SATA 6Gbps interfaces and offer read/write speeds of up to 550/520MB per second, along with maximum random 4K write speeds of 85,000 IOPS. For those with more modest needs, the SATA 3Gbps-based Premier SP800 comes in 32GB... Read more...
On the basketball court, New York Knickerbocker Jeremy Lin is known for his speed, dishing out assists, and his ability to flash to the basket. Off the court, memory maker ADATA wants Jeremy Lin to tap into those same skill sets as he joins an all-star cast of NBA player themed USB flash drives. Jeremy Lin is the newest addition to ADATA's officially licensed NBA flash drives and he'll be expected to assist Hi-Speed USB 2.0 file transfers while dishing out 4GB or 8GB of storage space on your home court. Since these drives are equal parts looks and function, ADATA built them to be impact resistant in a watertight structure with a stain-resistant finish. If you manage to dust up Jeremy Lin or any... Read more...
With an eye towards micro server applications and enterprise cloud computing solutions, ADATA rolled out a brand new line of DDR3L ECC SO-DIMM memory modules featuring low voltage, large densities, and rapid processing capabilities.. There are 1333MHz and 1600MHz kits available in 4GB and 8GB capacities, each of which requires 1.35V, according to ADATA's spec sheet. "ADATA DDR3L ECC SO-DIMM fully meets the requirements of most high density and energy efficiency micro-servers. They are also the first memory module running at 1.35V that can fully support low voltage CPUs and make the most of processing efficiency and computing density," Jacky Yang, product manager at ADATA, said in a statement.... Read more...
If you spot a good deal on DRAM and could use an upgrade, you may want to pull the trigger rather than wait and hope prices will fall even further. According to Adata CEO Simon Chen, DRAM prices are likely to rebound in January 2012, mostly because of cuts in DRAM output made earlier in the year. The effects of those cuts are about to take effect, especially as PC makers get ready to replenish their inventories, Chen warns. Chen was also quick to point that Adata is one of two companies that kept a steady focus on DRAM modules (Kingston is the other), while most other companies shifted the bulk of their operations away from system memory in order to focus on NAND flash memory for SSDs and other... Read more...
USB 2.0 has served us well over the years, and we're endlessly grateful for all the transfers we've made over that tried-and-true cable. But with a new year comes new resolutions, and with new resolutions comes new speeds. USB 3.0 got started in earnest late last year, but the real coming-out party is just ahead at CES. A-DATA is hoping to get a jump on everyone else with an interesting new device: the N002 Combo Flash Drive. The external hard drive all but leaves yesteryear's transfer technologies in the dust by focusing on two of the newest and fastest transfer protocols: eSATA and USB 3.0. It's considered the industry's first combo device of this nature, adopting the first 8-channel architecture... Read more...
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