Wednesday, May 13th 2020

ADATA Announces the Falcon M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen 3 SSDs

ADATA today announced the Falcon line of SSDs in the M.2-2280 form-factor, with NVMe 1.3 protocol support, leveraging PCI-Express 3.0 x4 host interface. The drives are characterized by an aluminium heatspreader on top of the NAND flash chips and controller, which isn't just an adhesive metal peal, but a 1 mm-thick metal plate. The Falcon comes in capacities of 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB; and uses 3D NAND flash memory (likely QLC).

The ADATA Falcon offers sequential speeds of up to 3,100 MB/s reads, with up to 1,500 MB/s writes; and up to 180,000 IOPS 4K random access. The 2 TB variant offers 1,200 TBW endurance, the 1 TB variant offers 600 TBW, the 512 GB variant 300 TBW, and the 256 GB variant 150 TBW. ADATA is backing the drives with a 5-year warranty. The company didn't reveal pricing.
ADATA Falcon
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6 Comments on ADATA Announces the Falcon M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen 3 SSDs

#1
Nephilim666
With all their other lines I have to ask why though?
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ObiFrost
Nephilim666
With all their other lines I have to ask why though?
Agreed, SX8200 is the ultimate price/performance NVMe in their PCIe 3.0 lineup. I don't get what is happening at their headquarters. It's like they hit a peak time with a good/great product then release bunch of useless stuff that doesn't impact competition pricing or convince us to purchase em instead of something acclaimed worthwhile. Adata could easily develop MLC NVMe, because there is a market for those among workstation enthusiasts to beat 970 Pro, yet they haven't manufactured one with the exception of SATA SU900.
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TheLostSwede
Nephilim666
With all their other lines I have to ask why though?
Cost?
ObiFrost
Agreed, SX8200 is the ultimate price/performance NVMe in their PCIe 3.0 lineup. I don't get what is happening at their headquarters. It's like they hit a peak time with a good/great product then release bunch of useless stuff that doesn't impact competition pricing or convince us to purchase em instead of something acclaimed worthwhile. Adata could easily develop MLC NVMe, because there is a market for those among workstation enthusiasts to beat 970 Pro, yet they haven't manufactured one with the exception of SATA SU900.
Chill, these are coming later in the year.
www.anandtech.com/show/15418/ces-2020-adata-preparing-three-pcie-40-consumer-ssds
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Nater
At the rate they (NVME drives) are going the only upgrade I'm going to do anytime soon it seems, is add a 2nd 2TB SX8200 Pro, not replace it. *yawN* It's like press release after press release of the same thing over and over.
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