ADATA is announcing the launch of their Ultimate SU800 SATA 6Gb/s SSD that features 3D NAND. This is the first ADATA SSD utilizing 3D NAND, as ADATA has committed to transitioning its entire portfolio of SSDs over to 3D NAND. The Ultimate SU800 is a mid-range offering, representing a massive upgrade for HDD users, and a significant upgrade for current 2D NAND SSD users as well. Use of 3D NAND in ADATA SSDs provides higher density, improved performance and improved reliability as compared to 2D and/or planar NAND SSDs.
The Ultimate SU800 SSD combines the 3D NAND with a Silicon Motion controller to achieve sequential read speeds of up to 560 MB/s, and sequential write speeds of up to 520 MB/s. Mean time between failures (MTBF) is stated as 2,000,000 hours, and ADATA is backing the Ultimate SU800 with a 3-year limited warranty. The initial offering of the Ultimate SU800 SSD includes capacities of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB.
The benefits of 3D NAND include the ability to pack increased density into the same form factor, and at the same power consumption level as 2D NAND SSDs. With support for the DEVLSP (device sleep) function, the Ultimate SU800 makes an excellent choice for use in notebooks, laptops and other mobile computing devices, where extended battery life is always a plus.
ADATA’s Ultimate SU800 offers the additional benefit of more consistent performance metrics across all capacities. The Ultimate SU800 supports both a DRAM cache buffer and SLC caching, which provides variable speed increases dependent upon task requirements and available system resources. 3D NAND also provides increased reliability and redundancy as compared to 2D NAND. ADATA’s Ultimate SU800 series also offers LDPC (low density parity check) error correction code, data shaping, and a RAID engine in the drive’s firmware to ensure reliability.