If you are in the market for a new solid state drive (SSD) to add an extra layer of performance to your older computer system you may be interested to know that ADATA has this week announced the launch of a new SSD in the form of the Ultimate SU800 3D NAND SSD.
The Ultimate SU800 has been designed and developed to provide a mid-range model and uses 3D NAND technology to provide a considerable upgrade for existing 2D NAND SSD users and a massive step up for HDD users, says ADATA.
The press release from ADATA explains more about the range which is available in storage capacities from 128GB to 1TB :
Reaching higher densities than ever – With multi-layered 3D NAND Flash, the Ultimate SU800 packs exponentially greater storage density into the same 2.5″ form factor of current SSDs. It therefore ships in 128GB to 1TB capacities, offering customers more choice. Whether as an OS boot drive or a mass storage location, the Ultimate SU800 has diverse needs covered. The increased storage density also makes 3D NAND Flash SSDs more energy efficient than 2D NAND Flash drives, as while density grows power draw remains identical. This is even more notable when comparing the Ultimate SU800 to 2.5″ internal hard drives: power savings reach 80%, especially with DEVSLP (device sleep) low power mode support. The Ultimate SU800 is an easy fit in ultrabooks, notebooks, and desktops, measuring 7mm thin and bundled with a 2.5mm spacer. Its power-saving operation helps extend mobile PC battery life even more so than current SSDs.
Tangible performance improvement – The Ultimate SU800 provides users with the benefit of more consistent performance across different capacities, another plus of 3D NAND technology. Driven by an SMI controller, read speeds reach 560MB/s and write speeds top out at 520MB/s, roughly a 10% increase over 2D NAND Flash models that use TLC chips. The Ultimate SU800 supports both SLC Caching and DRAM Cache Buffer to enable variable speed increases based on task load and available system resources.
Robust reliability – reinforced – By virtue of its higher density, 3D NAND Flash offers greater redundancy and reliability compared to planar NAND Flash. The technology is able to withstand more read/write cycles, endowing the Ultimate SU800 with an impressive MTBF (mean time before failure) rating of 2,000,000 hours. That equals a 25% increase when put next to 2D NAND SSDs, which average 1,500,000 hours. ADATA has incorporated LDPC (low density parity check) error correcting code, data shaping, and even a RAID Engine in Ultimate SU800 firmware to ensure the best durability possible. Combined with meticulous ADATA component design, sorting, and testing, the Ultimate SU800 offers assured quality, backed by a 3-year warranty.
Source: VR Zone