ADATA Technology, a global producer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash storage devices, is announcing the launch of their new Premier Pro SP310 mSATA solid state drive (SSD). Geared toward users who are seeking a more economical means to upgrade to SATAIII (6 Gb/s) specifications, the SP310 can also be used as a caching SSD paired with a traditional HDD via its support for Intel Smart Response Technology (IRST). Such a hybrid setup can attain speeds that compare to those of a system with an SSD as the primary drive.
ADATA’s Premier Pro SP310 achieves read and write speeds of up to 410 MB/s and 180 MB/s, respectively. Random 4K writes are stated at 45,000 IOPS. The SP310 will be offered in capacities of 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB, allowing for increased flexibility for system builders. Whether the SP310 is used as a cache drive or as a system (boot) drive, the reductions in boot-up times and increases in file loading and transfer speeds are significant for such an economical price point.
the ADATA SP310 utilizes a JMicron JMF667 controller, and supports S.M.A.R.T., NCQ command sets, and the TRIM command. Mean time between failures (MTBF) is stated as 1,200,00 hours, allowing ADATA to stand behind the SP310 to the tune of a 3-year warranty. Pricing and availability have as yet not been indicated.