ADATA XPG SX930 SSD Review (120GB/240GB/480GB)

CRYSTAL DISK BENCHMARK VER. 4.0.3 X64

Crystal Disk Benchmark is used to measure read and write performance through sampling of random data which is, for the most part, incompressible. Performance is virtually identical, regardless of data sample so we have included only that using random data samples.

120GB

ADATA XPG SX930 120GB CDM240GB ADATA XPG SX930 240GB CDM480GB ADATA XPG SX930 480GB CDM

In Crystal Disk Mark the XPG SX930 was able to achieve slightly better peak sequential performance as well as 4K performance in the 120GB capacity. The larger capacity results are respectable, however, with both reaching over 540MB/s read and their rated write speeds.

AS SSD BENCHMARK VER 1.8

The toughest benchmark available for solid state drives is AS SSD as it relies solely on incompressible data samples when testing performance. For the most part, AS SSD tests can be considered the ‘worst case scenario’ in obtaining data transfer speeds and many enthusiasts like AS SSD for their needs. Transfer speeds are displayed on the left with IOPS results on the right.

120GB

ADATA XPG SX930 120GB AS SSDADATA XPG SX930 120GB AS SSD IOPS

ADATA XPG SX930 120GB AS SSD Copy

240GB

ADATA XPG SX930 240GB AS SSDADATA XPG SX930 240GB AS SSD IOPS

ADATA XPG SX930 240GB AS SSD Copy
480GB

ADATA XPG SX930 480GB AS SSDADATA XPG SX930 480GB AS SSD IOPS

ADATA XPG SX930 480GB AS SSD Copy

AS SSD gives us our first clear look at IOPS performance. The 120GB and 240GB models showed around 50-55K IOPS while the 480GB model reached ~70K in read and write. Overall scores were 849, 910, and 986 per each capacity We can see that the 4K speed read continues to be a bit better in the smaller capacity as well.

ANVIL STORAGE UTILITIES PROFESSIONAL

Anvil’s Storage Utilities (ASU) are the most complete test bed available for the solid state drive today. The benchmark displays test results for, not only throughput but also, IOPS and Disk Access Times. Not only does it have a preset SSD benchmark, but also, it has included such things as endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests, all of which are very simple to understand and use in our benchmark testing.

120GB

ADATA XPG SX930 120GB Anvil240GB ADATA XPG SX930 240GB Anvil 480GBADATA XPG SX930 480GB AnvilLooking at the overall scores for Anvil, performance is getting closer and closer to one another.  The 120GB’s write performance is starting to fall off, reaching just 381MB/s while the 240GB and 480GB models maintain a slight advantage. Besides that, most aspects are in line with what the other benchmarks have shown thus far.

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I would like to buy an SSD for the operating system.
I am thinking over this one
http://hardware.nl/adata/asp600s3-64gm-c.html
But maybe it is better yo purchase more storage? Here is another one
http://www.amazon.com/ADATA-SX900-SandForce-Synchronous-ASX900S3-256GM-C/dp/B007M7XS94
Windows 7 demands 20 GB of space. So 64GB SSD should be enough, but I am not sure.

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While Windows can take around 20-30GB I would still suggest purchasing at least a 120GB drive due to programs and personal files taking more space. Right now, however, it makes more sense to buy a 256GB model because of the price to capacity value.

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I have a 256Gb Pro Samsung SSD and it’s okay for now. In the beginning I got 500+ Mb/s but it’s down to 200/300 Mb/s and the i/o speed has dropped a hundred points in the first 6 months. It’s not as fast as it was and it’s barely going on a year old.

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Stephen Rimington

This is for me what would you suggest hold data and transfer when needed to a sata drive some thing that has good read write capabilities can withstand a bit of punishment i copy customers data and get rid of viruses etc from said drives and got customers pc coming in whos ssds is full of viruses etc so i have set up new one and get the data of the old one a lot of work ps thankyou for any help you can give me