Average Bench: 69.1% (332nd of 850)

Based on 1,262 user benchmarks.  Models: ADATA SX900, ADATA SX 900, ADAT SX900, ADATA SSD SX900 256GB-, ADATA SSD SX900 256GB-DL2-TCG

The SX900 and SX910 are both Sandforce 2881 based SSDs from Adata. The only difference between them is their warranty period: 5 years for the SX910 vs 3 years for the SX900. Both drives utilize Intel-Micron 25Nm MLC so the differences must be at a "sub-atomic" level, or at least beyond the scope of the specs. Once again as with all Sandforce 2881 based drives performance is skewed in favour of reads over writes. With a peak sequential read of 510 MB/s and corresponding sequential write of 309 MB/s the SX series does not break any records but, like all SSDs, they do offer speeds way in excess of mechanical hard drives. Overall performance lags the SSD group leaders by around 40% and there are far faster, cheaper and newer (non-Sandforce) alternatives such as the Samsung 840 Evo or the Sandisk Ultra Plus available. [Jan '14 SSDrivePro]

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Above average average bench

The Adata XPG SX900 256GB averaged 30.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 77.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Adata XPG SX900 256GB is 33.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Adata XPG SX900 256GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 236MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 15.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,262 samples)
Min Avg Max
347 Read 470 514
174 Write 236 277
205 Mixed 292 350
73.3% 333 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.6 4K Read 24.8 33.2
36.9 4K Write 77.8 119
9.33 4K Mixed 15.1 21.6
98.2% 39.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.6 DQ Read 162 282
61.5 DQ Write 175 258
9.24 DQ Mixed 47 82.8
68.9% 128 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
32GB free
Firmware: 5.6.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 498
Write 243
Mixed 283
75% 342 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 92.8
4K Mixed 17.8
116% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 217
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 81.2
101% 178 MB/s
33GB free
Firmware: 5.8.2a Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 504
Write 183
Mixed 198
64% 295 MB/s
4K Read 14.5
4K Write 52
4K Mixed 15.5
70% 27.4 MB/s
DQ Read 211
DQ Write 142
DQ Mixed 73.2
83% 142 MB/s
189GB free
Firmware: 5.0.7b Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 484
Write 247
Mixed 324
78% 352 MB/s
4K Read 17.4
4K Write 48.9
4K Mixed 10.5
66% 25.6 MB/s
DQ Read 21.1
DQ Write 79.4
DQ Mixed 8.65
19% 36.4 MB/s
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Not stable, numerous crashes (Win7x64Pro), failure to write crash dumps, etc. Customer support very poor as well.


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