In last week’s SSD of the Week we highlighted AMD’s first entry into the SSD market, their Radeon R7. It is a gamer oriented drive that has been developed with OCZ to deliver some great performance. This week we are starting off 2015 by recommending a great performing drive at very good price points, the ADATA SP610.
The SP610 comes in a 7mm 2.5″ form factor and comes with a 3.5″ desktop adapter and 9.5mm spacer, Acronis True ImageHD, installation and migration instructions, along with a 3 year warranty. Essentially, it comes with everything you need for a great first step into the SSD world if you have not yet!
Prices fall under $0.50/GB mark. The SP610 is available in capacities of 128GB ($63.59), 256GB ($105.59), 512GB ($209.99) and 1TB ($429.99). The ADATA SP610 features the ever popular four channel SM2246EN controller, Micron 20nm L85 MLC NAND, and DDR3 NANYA DRAM. With this combination, the SP610 can deliver sequential read/write speeds of up to 560 and 450 MB/s, and 4KB random read/write speeds of up to 73,000/72,000 IOPS.
In our testing the 512GB SP610 has proved to achieve some great performance numbers. Sequential reads and writes match what are advertised. 4K read/write speeds hit around 30MB/s and 135MB/s. And in PCMark Vantage it was able to reach a high of 80K points, topping off our top ten chart!
Overall, the SP610 delivers value to the end user and because of that, it has even earned our Gold Seal in our review here. If you are looking for a new drive for the new year…