REPORT ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
It is not often that we cut right to the chase but this has to be one of the most refreshing SSDs tested in quite some time. In fact, it was received at 3:00pm today and I haven’t been able to take my hands of it yet. It’s like getting into a good book that you just hate to put down.
When we posted the LSI SandForce release back in February, even I wouldn’t have placed my money on performance not being lost for capacity gain. There is always give and take after all. Isn’t there?
The performance of the ADATA XPG SX900 is typical of any ‘SandForce Driven’ premium caliber SSD and it is the first to be released without the penalty of 7% over provisioning as we have become accustomed to. A quick check with e-tailers brought the 128GB version in at $169.99 which was excellent and the 256GB version a bit higher at $379.99. This is the typical price point we see for most premium ‘SandForce Driven’ SSDs that are only 240GB.
ADATA has included the adapter bracket, mounting screws and a Quick Start Guide with the SSD, but then they went a step further by including a downloadable copy of Acronis True Image which is great to see. It goes without saying that we were very impressed with this SSD and it is definitely worthy of the Editor’s Choice Award.