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ADATA XPG SX300 SATA 6Gb/s mSATA SSD Review

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A Closer Look

 

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The packaging for the ADATA XPG SX300 is quite simple and eye catching. The front of the box features a window that shows off the miniscule drive and lists the size of the drive.The drive we are testing is the 128 G version of the SX300. The back of the box lists some of the details about wear-leveling and ECC in multiple languages.

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Opening and unpacking the box reveals the ADATA XPG SX300 and there is not much in the box. There is some minor documentation and a plastic blister pack that houses the drive. The drive is a full size mSATA form factor and measures in at 51x30x.08 mm.

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On the backside of the ADATA XPG SX300 two of the four NAND packages are visible. The ADATA XPG SX300 contains four 32Gb modules for a total of 128 Gb on the package. ADATA didn’t specify which modules are used.

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The flash controller on the ADATA XPG SX300 is the LSI SandForce SF-2281V2-SPC. According to the LSI documentation the controller it is capable of up to 500 MB/S with a random read IOPS of up to 60K and write IOPS of 60K burst and 20K sustained. The controller can support a maximum capacity of 512 GB using a combination of 32 Gb or 64 Gb flash modules.

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Tom Brokaw

Tom is a network and computer hardware enthusiast. He has been reviewing hardware products around for various sites around the net since 1999. He has modded a few cases back in the day.

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