Friday, August 10th 2018

ADATA SU800 Series SATA SSDs Gets a 2TB Variant

ADATA Ultimate SU800 launched mid-2016 to compete with performance-segment SATA SSDs of the time, such as the 850 EVO. It was one of the first drives in its segment to implement 3D TLC NAND flash, and came in capacities ranging between 128 GB to 1 TB. Two years later, ADATA augmented this series with a new 2 TB variant to go after the crowd that wants to take advantage of low NAND flash prices to grab a high capacity SATA SSD to use as a game library drive.

The new 2 TB variant (ASU800SS-2TT-C), continues to be based on the Silicon Motion SM2258G controller, cushioned by a DRAM cache, and uses Micron-made 3D TLC NAND flash. It uses up to 8 percent of its TLC NAND flash as SLC cache. The drive offers sequential transfer rates of up to 560 MB/s, with up to 520 MB/s sequential writes, and endurance of up to 1,600 TBW. LDPC (low density parity check code) and in-built DVESLP mode support make up its feature-set. Backed by a 3-year warranty, the drive is expected to be priced around $379.
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6 Comments on ADATA SU800 Series SATA SSDs Gets a 2TB Variant

#1
kastriot
Outrageously expensive :)
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Hood
"kastriot said:
Outrageously expensive :)
Actually, this price will soon be considered too expensive, when QLC floods the market. 2018 could be the year for 10¢/GB SSDs. The TLC Micron 1100 2TB is already down to $295 (15¢/GB). Intel and Samsung have already made the switch to QLC on major production lines, and the SSD price war this year will be epic. I expect to buy a 1TB SSD for $100 on a Black Friday sale this year.
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Vayra86
"Hood said:
Actually, this price will soon be considered too expensive, when QLC floods the market. 2018 could be the year for 10¢/GB SSDs. The TLC Micron 1100 2TB is already down to $295 (15¢/GB). Intel and Samsung have already made the switch to QLC on major production lines, and the SSD price war this year will be epic. I expect to buy a 1TB SSD for $100 on a Black Friday sale this year.
You and me both. I really, really want to ditch my last HDD before the bad sector count goes from smart warning territory (it is now :D) to red and non functional :P
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#4
Prima.Vera
Meh, It's +100$ more expensive than it should have been....
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#6
BluesFanUK
I'd like a cheap 2TB SSD just to put in the PS4 Pro for Pro enabled games. Not happening at least for another few years.
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