Tuesday, May 19th 2020

ADATA Launches Swordfish and Falcon NVMe SSDs for Creators

ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and mobile accessories, today announces the launch of two new PCIe Gen 3 x4 M.2 2280 solid state drives (SSD), the ADATA FALCON and SWORDFISH. Both SSDs were designed with creators in mind and are built with 3D NAND Flash memory and support the PCIe Gen 3 x4 interface for excellent performance and reliability.

The ADATA FALCON SSD is made to help creators up their creative power. Using the PCIe Gen 3 x4 interface and equipped with 3D NAND Flash memory, the FALCON delivers read/write speed of up to 3100/1500 MB per second for uninterrupted productivity and creativity. With 3D NAND Flash, the FALCON features higher efficiency and increased reliability compared to 2D NAND SSDs. It comes in diverse capacities, ranging from 256 GB to 2 TB and features data protection and correction technologies to expand the lifespan of SSD. What's more, the FALCON sports intelligent SLC caching, host memory buffer, and random read/write of 180/180K IOPS to give creators seamless performance for creating. The FALCON also comes with a stylish aluminium alloy heatsink for heat dissipation.
ADATA SWORDFISH - Get Creating Better
As with the FALCON, the SWORDFISH is also equipped with 3D NAND Flash memory and utilizes the PCIe Gen 3 x4 interface. The SWORDFISH features sustained read/write speeds of up to 1800/1200 MB per second for smooth productivity as well as SLC caching, host memory buffer, and random 4K read/write of 180/180K1 IOPS. The SSD comes in capacities ranging from 250 GB to 2 TB. For stable operations, the SWORDFISH sports a beautifully etched aluminium alloy heatsink that not only looks cool, but also stays cool, even during the most intensive tasks.

Integrity and Security
With support for LDPC (Low-Density Parity-Check) error correcting code technology, the FALCON and SWORDFISH can detect and fix errors to ensure data integrity and thus enjoy extended lifespans. AES 256-bit encryption keeps the data inside the SSDs password-protected and away from prying eyes.

SSD Toolbox and Migration Utility
Every FALCON and SWORDFISH purchase qualifies for free downloads of ADATA SSD Toolbox and Migration Utility. SSD Toolbox allows users to monitor and manage the SWORDFISH with drive status, wear level, and lifespan information. The Migration Utility is especially helpful for users making the move from HDD to SSD, as it is designed for simple and quick backup and migration of the contents of entire drives, including the operating system.
Both the ADATA FALCON and SWORDFISH come backed by a 5-year warranty to give users the peace of mind to create.

Exact availability of the ADATA FALCON and SWORDFISH may vary by region.
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7 Comments on ADATA Launches Swordfish and Falcon NVMe SSDs for Creators

#1
BSim500
Nice infomercial but I don't think the 'article' mentioned even once whether this is TLC or junk (QLC) for either of them. I hope we're not at that stage where if something is MLC / TLC it'll be loudly advertised as such but if it's QLC, it'll be quietly left out like Seagate's SMR on WD Red's with the hope that no-one asks...
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andry360
So... What was designed for creators?
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W1zzard
BSim500
Nice infomercial but I don't think the 'article' mentioned even once whether this is TLC or junk (QLC) for either of them. I hope we're not at that stage where if something is MLC / TLC it'll be loudly advertised as such but if it's QLC, it'll be quietly left out like Seagate's SMR on WD Red's with the hope that no-one asks...
We did ask ADATA a few days ago, the answer was "it is 3D NAND flash" t.t
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BSim500
W1zzard
We did ask ADATA a few days ago, the answer was "it is 3D NAND flash" t.t
I appreciate you guys can't print info that they refuse to give you, though quite honestly I'd refuse to print anything at all until they come clean one way or the other. Same goes with HDD's either they say "it's CMR / PMR / SMR" or they don't get a mention. It's the only way to force the storage industry as a whole to be honest and actually give consumers an informed choice vs those drives which sacrifice up to 75% durability for the sake of saving barely 5% on the price...
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#5
TheLostSwede
More like the Chicken and Jelly Fish...
andry360
So... What was designed for creators?
It means it doesn't have LEDs, but still looks bling, if the "creator" motherboards are anything to go by.
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jsfitz54
@W1zzard

What would be nice is if the ADATA SSD Toolbox and Migration Utility would work on ADATA drives in an external enclosure.

I am not poking at ADATA alone, other manufacturers like Crucial/Micron and Samsung have the same issue.

If you want to upgrade the firmware prior to deployment in a docking station or external case, you can't do it.
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Minus Infinity
BSim500
Nice infomercial but I don't think the 'article' mentioned even once whether this is TLC or junk (QLC) for either of them. I hope we're not at that stage where if something is MLC / TLC it'll be loudly advertised as such but if it's QLC, it'll be quietly left out like Seagate's SMR on WD Red's with the hope that no-one asks...
Indeed and I checked their own website's datasheet and that doesn't say either. Quite pathetic they won't divulge what type of cells they are using.
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