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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.


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.


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.


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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