Thursday, March 30th 2017

ADATA Releases the Ultimate SU700 3D NAND SSD

ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of highperformance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and mobile accessories today launchedthe Ultimate SU700 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD, which signals further expansion in 3D NAND Flash storage. The SU700 delivers high-grade 3D NAND and uses an all-new Maxiotek controller. Performance goes up to 560 MB/s read and 520 MB/s write, with up to 960 GB capacity. Agile error correction, WriteBoost SLC caching, and virtual parity recovery are supported to bolster data integrity and sustained performance.

ADATA continues to move exclusively to stacked, 3D NAND. The SU700 employs 3D NAND Flash that is more reliable, efficient, and generally faster than previous planar NAND. The SU700 provides superb value considering the many features it supports, driven by a new Maxiotek controller plus ADATA-designed circuitry and firmware.
Speedy performance maintained
The SU700 reaches 560MB/s read and 520MB/s write, once more showing that 3D NAND is at least 10% faster than 2D NAND. It also offers up to 80K IOPS, with performance metrics remaining stable even in the face of heavy data loads thanks to the controller and firmware supporting WriteBooster mode. This is an SLC caching (pSLC) state that allows the SU700 to maintain maximum data rates. Frequency control technology keeps an eye on SSD workloads to provide a balance of performance, power efficiency, and wear prevention.

Reliable, secure, durable, and long lasting storage
ADATA design and testing also ensure the seamless integration of 256-bit AES encryption and Agile error correction. Virtual parity recovery is also supported, providing additional layers of protection against data loss. ADATA offers the SU700 in 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB versions, with all offering an MTBF (mean time between failures) of 2 million hours. The 960GB version has a TBW (terabytes written) rating of 560TB, indicating a long SSD lifespan. SU700 SSDs arrive backed by a 3-year warranty.
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8 Comments on ADATA Releases the Ultimate SU700 3D NAND SSD

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btarunr, post: 3629573, member: 43587"
The 960GB version has a TBW (terabytes written) rating of 560TB, indicating a long SSD lifespan.
Interesting, that's more than my 300TBW warranty on my Sammy 850 Pro 512GB....Now waiting for prices on this 960GB version...

Unless it fails for some odd reason right after the 3 years of warranty.....:ohwell:
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RejZoR
Samsung's ratings are very conservative really. I've seen 850's to reach 1 PB, yeah petabytes (that's 1024 TB) in torture tests before starting to behave funny.

Besides, I'm not saving it at all and I've written 10TB in 1,5 years. If I extrapolate that to 10 years, I'd only reach about 150TB. Hardly a half of just rated TBW. So, I'd have to double my write usage to reach 300 TBW in it's 10 year warranty cycle.
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RejZoR, post: 3629648, member: 1515"
Samsung's ratings are very conservative really. I've seen 850's to reach 1 PB, yeah petabytes (that's 1024 TB) in torture tests before starting to behave funny.

Besides, I'm not saving it at all and I've written 10TB in 1,5 years. If I extrapolate that to 10 years, I'd only reach about 150TB. Hardly a half of just rated TBW. So, I'd have to double my write usage to reach 300 TBW in it's 10 year warranty cycle.
Ok true, I won't reach that either in 10 years on my sammy pro.

But it's nice from Adata, that amount of TBW, but it only has 3 years of warranty , if the hardware fails after that...:ohwell:

I do expect them to be affordable though.
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jabbadap
Any idea who is the maker? By the numbers I would guess it's based on micron 5100 series drives.
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jabbadap, post: 3629656, member: 148195"
Any idea who is the maker? By the numbers I would guess it's based on micron 5100 series drives.
Close, Micron chips, custom ADATA controller design made by Maxiotek ;)
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ADATA-Izzy
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Ok true, I won't reach that either in 10 years on my sammy pro.

But it's nice from Adata, that amount of TBW, but it only has 3 years of warranty , if the hardware fails after that...:ohwell:

I do expect them to be affordable though.
They will be, we did these as essentially cost-down SU900's and SU800's with the cache portioned off the physical storage capacity, we want to give people more options as we know even $20-$30 make a difference in a build. That TBW figure is just like with everyone in the industry, it's very conservative and basically stress tested for the first faint sign of trouble. In real life usage it'll be a lot more for 99.3% of drives (six sigma and all that)
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jabbadap
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Close, Micron chips, custom ADATA controller design made by Maxiotek ;)
Ahh that Jmicron spin-off. I'm a bit of worried about 4k read performance, dram-less controllers have been quite bad on those.
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jabbadap, post: 3630238, member: 148195"
Ahh that Jmicron spin-off. I'm a bit of worried about 4k read performance, dram-less controllers have been quite bad on those.
It's not as good as the SU800/SU900 since everything's portioned off the physical capacity rather than being "extra", but still quite nice. Again, it's all about giving people options if we can
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