The package design of the A-DATA S599 is stylish and clean, all the important product specs are visible on the front of the box.
You will receive:
- The SSD
- Mounting screws
- 2.5" to 3.5" mounting adapter
- Quick Install Guide
The drive conforms to the dimensions set forth by the 2.5" form factor. Unlike many other SSDs, the A-DATA S599 comes in a rugged metal casing that feels extremely solid and high quality.
Like all other Sandforce drives, the S599 uses a SATA II (3 Gb/s) interface which is able to handle speeds of up to 300 MB/s. It is compatible with any other SATA standard.
A-DATA is using 16 flash chips and the Sandforce flash controller, which is located in the middle of the PCB. An additional DRAM cache chip, like other SSDs use for additional caching, is not available.
As controller the well-known Sandforce SF-1222 is used.
The flash chips are made by Intel and have a capacity of 8 GB each, they are made on Intel's 34 nm process node.