Review: ADATA XPG SX300 128 GByte mSATA SSD

Published by Marc Büchel on 12.12.12
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Based on a SandForce SF-2281 controller and four synchronous 32 Gigabyte NAND flash chips, ADATA has quite a powerful mSATA SSD in its portfolio. This drive should be able to boost notebooks, which feature an mSATA slot or even desktop PC's which come with the same feature.

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Specifications / Delivery

Model ADATA XPG SX300 mSATA SSD 128 Gigabyte
Capacity 128 Gigabyte
Form Factor mSATA
Memory Synchronous NAND
Throughput up to 550 MB/s reading, up to 505 MB/s writing up to 85'000 IOPS, 4k random read
up to 25'000 IOPS, 4k random write
Accesstime (read) < 0.1 ms
MTBF 1'200'000 hours
Acoustics no noise
Warranty 3 Years




The package for the ADATA SSD XPG SX300 is straight forward. The only thing you'll find inside it the SSD itself which is very well protected, that it's almost impossible to damage the product during transportation.

A closer look at the drive shows that ADATA is using an LSI SandForce SF-2281 Flash Storage Processor (FSP) for this SSD. This controller is taking care of four synchronous NAND flash chips. Those chips feature 25 nanometer structures but unfortunately we're not able to determine from which manufacturer these chips come since ADATA decided to relable their package. Nevertheless we assume that ADATA doesn't do things different than the competition when it comes to their choice on NAND Flash memory. Therefore we think that they have been using Intel/Micron chips.

Page 1 - Introduction / Specs Page 7 - Random read KByte/s
Page 2 - Impressions Page 8 - Sequential write ops
Page 3 - How do we test? Page 9 - Sequential read ops
Page 4 - Sequential write KByte/s Page 10 - Random write ops
Page 5 - Sequential read KByte/s Page 11 - Random read ops
Page 6 - Random write KByte/s Page 12 - Conclusion

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