ADATA Technology, a leading producer of high performance DRAM memory and NAND flash devices, is announcing the launch of the Premier SP580 SATA 6Gb/s solid-state drive (SSD), geared towards users who wish to upgrade their computing device with an affordable SSD, gaining faster performance and superior efficiency as compared to traditional HDDs. The Premier SP580 features a Marvell controller supporting SLC caching technology, allowing it to operate in SLC (single-level cell) mode for an additional boost in performance. Also featuring LDPC (low density parity check) ECC (error correction code), a high TBW (total bytes written) rating, and DEVSLP (device sleep) mode, the Premier SP580 makes for a power efficient, highly durable, and affordable SSD upgrade option.
The Premier SP580 SSD offers sequential read speeds of up to 560MB/s, and sequential write speeds of up to 410MB/s. The included SLC cache delivers an “on-demand” performance boost by operating in simulated SLC mode when encountering intense data loads. The Premier SP580 supports S.M.A.R.T. drive health and monitoring attributes, the TRIM command (where operating system supported), and NCQ commands. The Premier SP580 is rated for 1,500,000 hours mean time between failures (MTBF), allowing ADATA to back it with a three-year limited warranty.
ADATA’s Premier SP580 supports DEVSLP low power mode, reducing power consumption, as well as extending battery life when installed in a portable computing device. ADATA is offering the Premier SP580 in 120GB and 240GB versions, and includes a 2.5mm spacer to make it a viable option for either desktop PCs or ultrabooks and notebooks.
As with all ADATA SSDs, the purchase of every Premier SP580 includes a free download of ADATA’s SSD Toolbox software, which allows users to monitor and manage the performance of their ADATA SSD. Also included is a free download of Acronis’ True Image data migration and backup software to facilitate the move from an HDD to your new ADATA SSD.