Friday, January 6th 2017

ADATA SX950 Gaming SSD Pictured

ADATA showed off its SX950 Gaming mid-range SSD. Built in the 7 mm-thick 2.5-inch form-factor, with SATA 6 Gb/s interface, the SX950 comes in capacities of up to 960 GB. It appears to be based on a Phison-made controller, wired to 3D MLC NAND flash memory. It offers sequential transfer speeds of up to 560 MB/s reads, with up to 530 MB/s writes. The drive features SLC caching, in which the controller treats a user-abstract portion of the MLC NAND area as fast SLC, by writing only one bit per cell, and juggling data in and out of this area based on its "heat." The drives are backed by 5-year warranties.
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3 Comments on ADATA SX950 Gaming SSD Pictured

#2
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Prima.Vera said:
What's a gaming SSD??
I guess a group of people who are very, very rich. But none of them have ever been here.
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Prima.Vera said:
What's a gaming SSD??
It has a special chip inside that causes people to spend way too much money for any product with the word "gaming" in it's name or product description - once it's activated, you'll be compelled to buy a gaming video card, a gaming motherboard, a gaming case, a gaming keyboard & mouse, a gaming power supply, etc. - all with RGB lighting, of course. As a bonus, you'll save money at Christmas, since you won't need a tree...too bad that most "gaming" products tend to be mid or bottom tier parts that are trying to convince people that they're high end.
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