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ADATA S510 120GB Solid State Drive Review

Rating: 8.0.

Today we are looking at a new solid state drive from ADATA – the S510 120GB. This drive is being marketed as their ‘budget friendly’ offering, with a UK retail price of only £119.99 inc vat, available on pre-order from Overclockers UK. It is based around the excellent Sandforce SF 2281 series controller with rated speeds of up to 550 MB/s read and 510 MB/s write. Should this be making your shortlist for a new drive?

ADATA might not be seen as a big player in the SSD market, but they have been prominent in the enterprise memory sector now for many years. Their S511 series has been reviewed before at Kitguru and was one of the performance leaders for many months and the S510 is set to target a more budget conscious audience.

The 120GB S510 is £40 cheaper than the 120GB S511, so the savings are noticeable.


  • Capacity: 120GB
  • Read: Up to 550MB/S
  • Write: Up to 510MB/S
  • Seq Read: Up to 200MB/S
  • Seq Write: Up to 140MB/S
  • 4K Random Write (Aligned): 60,000 IOPS
  • Maximum 4K Random Write: 85,000 IOPS
  • Sandforce SF-2281

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  • David

    yay, the first of many ‘cut price’ 120gb drives. ill wait until they hit £99.99 inc vat 🙂

  • Frank

    Don’t corsair do a drive at the same capacity and price (2281?)

  • Joseph

    Seems good value, especially with HDD prices, although im hoping a 1TB is back to £50 by February.

  • Colin Ra

    No stock as always 🙂 but seems good. any ideas when OCUK will have them?

  • Paul

    Good deal, but as someone else said, ADATA are hard to get in UK, took them ages to stock the 510 after KG reviewed it.

  • Seth

    They are dropping all the time as said on first page,. need to drop a bit more for me to buy one. maybe next year. next gen.

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  • Harryold

    Never heard of them. ill stick with Samsung, got burned with OCZ last gen when it failed in 2 weeks. (huge threads all over on sandforce, no thanks)..

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  • Frank

    Typical ADATA product, cant buy it anywhere. all preorder or ‘not in stock’.


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  • pepe

    Please, review Crucial M4 64GB and 128Gb, they are the kings. 🙂

  • Eddy Bratcher

    Don’t care about the winning part when I saw a 128GB SSD going for £50.00 on ebay thought no way but only a few mins later it was mine,was using a 64 GB which wasn’t cutting it.So you made my day thanks EDL Bratcher

  • Eddy Bratcher

    Good price and vet good quality bought mine off ebay Brand new for £50.00 cool or what well appreciated .I will be back
    E D L Bratcher