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ADATA Launches M.2 Version of Premier SP550 SSD



ADATA SP550 M.2 2280

ADATA has re-launched the very affordable Premier SP550 SSD in a new M.2 2280 form factor, providing users with more options for low-cost SSD storage. Pricing for the Premier SP550 M.2 2280 starts at only $45.99 for the 120GB version. The 240GB and 480GB versions are also available for $69.99 and $129.99 respectively. The 2.5″ version of the Premier SP550 SATA SSD was previously reviewed here at Modders-Inc, sporting a Silicon Motion SM2256 controller paired with 16nm TLC NAND. The Premier SP550 makes use of intelligent SLC caching algorithm, allowing the TLC NAND to operate in simulated single-level cell mode, boosting read/write performance. Compared to some low-cost TLC options, the Premier SP550 has a DRAM cache buffer for improved performance which can be as much as twice that of ones without.

Like all ADATA SSDs’ the compact SP550 M.2 2280 can be managed with the bundled ADATA Toolbox which allows for device health monitoring and management in a single desktop program. Full specifications are available below:

Capacity120GB / 240GB / 480GB
Form FactorM.2 2280
NAND FlashTLC
ControllerSMI
Dimensions (L x W x H)22 x 80 x 3.5mm
Weight8g / 0.28oz
InterfaceSATA 6Gb/s
Performance560 / 510MB/sMaximum 4K random read IOPS: 75K
*Performance may vary based on SSD capacity, host hardware and software, operating system, and other system variables

 

Operating temperature0 °C – 70°C
Storage temperature-40 °C – 85°C
Shock resistance1500G
MTBF1,500,000 Hours



Ron Perillo

Ron is a non-binary tech writer that presently identifies as a reviewer but is currently transitioning toward modding.
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