Average Bench: 76% (266th of 885)

Based on 828 user benchmarks.  Model: ADATA SP920SS

The ADATA SP920 shares the same controller (Marvel 88SS9189), and for capacities over 256GB the same NAND configuration as the excellent Crucial M550. The lower capacity SP920 drives however have fewer NAND channels than the M550. Comparing the 512GB M550 and SP920 shows that the drives have comparable performance but at the 256GB and 128GB capacities the M550 has a significantly faster sequential write speed. The 256GB SP920 does have an average effective speed and it is priced below average so overall it represents reasonably good value for money. That said, there are both faster and cheaper SSDs available in the now both heavily saturated and extremely competitive SSD market. [May '15 SSDrivePro]

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Good average bench

The Adata Premier Pro SP920 256GB averaged 24.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Adata Premier Pro SP920 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 71.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Adata Premier Pro SP920 256GB is 43.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Adata Premier Pro SP920 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 29.3MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 172MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 828 samples)
Min Avg Max
365 Read 492 527
193 Write 312 347
192 Mixed 365 413
86.3% 389 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.9 4K Read 23.5 29.8
30.3 4K Write 71.7 113
10.1 4K Mixed 19.8 33.2
98.9% 38.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.3 DQ Read 172 348
45.8 DQ Write 184 304
10.5 DQ Mixed 29.3 58.5
63.1% 129 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
128GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 483
Write 311
Mixed 404
89% 399 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 45
4K Mixed 27.3
94% 32 MB/s
DQ Read 104
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 43.8
54% 93.1 MB/s
8GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 510
Write 31.3
Mixed 75.9
44% 206 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 42.8
4K Mixed 15.1
80% 27.6 MB/s
DQ Read 182
DQ Write 137
DQ Mixed 11.9
49% 110 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,673,394 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $92 @ launch in Apr '14
AmazonUS $9011 months
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Typical Premier Pro SP920 256GB Builds (Compare 1,447 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 58%
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Desktop 58%
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Workstation 35%
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Motherboard: Asrock B85M Pro4 - $87

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $731

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Controller: Marvell 88SS9189. Flash Memory: Micron 20nm MLC.

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