Wednesday, February 15th 2017

ADATA Intros the XPG SX950 SSD with 3D MLC NAND

ADATA launched the XPG SX950 line of performance segment SSDs, which it unveiled at the 2017 International CES expo. Available in 240 GB, 480 GB, and 960 GB capacities, these drives combine a Silicon Motion made controller with 3D MLC NAND flash memory, to belt out performance of up to 560 MB/s sequential reads, with up to 530 MB/s sequential writes; and up to 90,000 IOPS 4K read/write random access performance. The controller features SLC caching, with which the drives treats a small portion of the MLC NAND user area as SLC NAND, and juggles hot data in and out of this portion, for improved performance. Built in the 7 mm thick 2.5-inch form-factor, the drives take advantage of SATA 6 Gb/s interface. The company is backing these drives with an interesting 6-year product warranty.
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4 Comments on ADATA Intros the XPG SX950 SSD with 3D MLC NAND

#1
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
btarunr said:
The company is backing these drives with an interesting 6-year product warranty.
Nice one!

We should see that more.
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#2
R0H1T
P4-630 said:
Nice one!

We should see that more.
I bet they're charging a premium for the "extended" warranty.
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#3
bonehead123
except for the warranty (hopefully no premium)

y..A..w...N.... !!

just go M.2, or go home :D
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#4
bug
Is SLC needed for MLC drives? I know TLC is slower. But it's not like it's half the speed of SLC. With MLC even closer performance wise, does that caching make a difference? I haven't seen any tests.
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