ADATA Technology, a leading producer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND flash devices, is announcing the Premier SP550 SSD, which utilizes triple-level cell (TLC) NAND architecture to create a high-performance, yet cost effective storage upgrade solution. The SP550 is ADATA’s first SSD to feature Silicon Motion’s SM2256 NAND controller, and SMI’s NANDXtend technology, which allows ADATA to include SSD technologies such as low-density parity check error correction code (LDPC ECC), data shaping, and a RAID engine to enhance data reliability, stability and data protection. SLC caching is also utilized to give the SP550 a performance boost.
The Premier SP550 combines TLC flash with SMI’s latest controller to create an upgrade solution with an excellent cost-to-performance ratio. The SP550 features outstanding durability, which is indicated by its higher total bytes written (TBW) rating, which is the number of times a drive can write a designated capacity over the lifespan of the drive. Although it is a TLC SSD, the Premier SP550 features an SLC cache to improve read and write performance when needed. It also supports device sleep (DevSlp) low power mode to reduce power consumption costs, and to improve battery life in notebook-type computing devices.
According to Kevin Chen, Vice President of ADATA, “Our Premier SP550 SSD integrates superior TLC NAND carefully selected and refined with ADATA quality assurance to deliver leading performance, data reliability, and endurance. It provides customers a clear choice for the best storage experience.”
Nelson Duann, Vice President of Product Marketing for Silicon Motion, observes that “The launch of ADATA’s Premier SP550 SSD with our SM2256 client controller represents a milestone in SSD adoption. TLC-based SSDs significantly improve the affordability of high-performance, low power SSDs.”
The LDPC ECC helps minimize data errors, extending the life of the SSD. Consistent operation is maintained with smart data shaping, which also prevents premature NAND flash wear by even distribution of drive loads, while a RAID engine increases data reliability. The Premier SP550 comes bundled with free Acronis True Image HD software to simplify migration from your old drive to the SP550. Also included is a free download of ADATA’s Toolbox, which includes utilities that help you monitor your drive’s health, status, wear level, and lifespan info.
You can view the ADATA Premier SP550 product page here.