ADATA SP610 SSD Review (512GB) – Decent Speeds and a Wicked Price Point!


Anvil 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.


Looking at the overall ASU performance, we can see that the IOPS have increased a bit and high sequential write throughput has dropped.  Considering that access time, IOPS and throughput are all calculated into the Total Score, however, the result of 4412 points is very good.


The SSD Review uses benchmark software called PCMark Vantage x64 HDD Suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience. There are eight tests in all and the tests performed record the speed of data movement in MB/s to which they are then given a numerical score after all of the tests are complete. The simulations are as follows:

  • Windows Defender In Use
  • Streaming Data from storage in games such as Alan Wake which allows for massive worlds and riveting non-stop action
  • Importing digital photos into Windows Photo Gallery
  • Starting the Vista Operating System
  • Home Video editing with Movie Maker which can be very time consuming
  • Media Center which can handle video recording, time shifting and streaming from Windows media center to an extender such as XBox
  • Cataloging a music library
  • Starting applications


The ADATA SP610 SSD reached a record high Total Score of 80883 Total Points and a top speed of 451MB/s while Importing Pictures to Windows Photo Gallery, thus beating even the Samsung 850 pro that we recently reviewed…at least in this test.  In examining its individual throughput results for each test below, it is also good to see that, technically speaking, all but one of the results are in the SATA 3 range; a feat not easily accomplished.

ADATA SP610 PCMark Vantage Results

This chart depicts the ADATA SP610 SSD as it stands in comparison to our top 9 other SSDs to date.  It is the top Total Score we have received yet, remembering that this chart is based solely on PCMark Vantage Total Score results and no other benchmarks.

ADATA SP610 ATTO PCMark Vantage Chart

One comment

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    This looks like a pretty great drive for budget buyers. But this is currently priced pretty badly in europe (almost 20€ more than mx100) so i see no reason to buy one.

    This needs to get cheaper than competition and with added 1TB capacity (mx100 only goes up to 512GB) this would make a great buy. Otherwise, this will not sell well.

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