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ADATA XPG SX910 256GB SSD Review

The ADATA XPG SX910 256GB is the fastest LSi Sandforce 2281 powered solid state drive that we have tested in our labs. It is one of the small handful of LSi Sandforce 2281 drives that can deliver excellent results when dealing with both compressible and incompressible data.

The drive peaked at 557 MB/s sequential read and 535 MB/s sequential write, staggeringly capable results from a single 2.5 inch drive.

IOPS performance was also as good as we have seen from a Sandforce 2281 drive, scoring over 66,000 IOPS in our specific 4k random write test.

ADATA include a strong bundle, featuring a shiny blue 3.5 inch adapter bay, with free Acronis True Image backup and recovery software. I have been using this software for years, and it is a life saver when installing a new boot drive. Simply follow the on screen instructions to mirror and replace the current primary drive. Most of the process is automated and there is no need to configure boot partitions or messy DOS procedures.

Thankfully the price of solid state drives has been dropping this year, so even though the XPG SX910 is a high end performance model, you can pick it up from Overclockers in the UK for £259.99 inc vat. If this is still too rich for your blood then Overclockers are stocking the slower 256GB SX900 for only £159.95 inc vat.

Pros:

  • Class leading LSi Sandforce 2281 performance.
  • IOPS performance is excellent.
  • strong with both compressible and incompressible data.
  • 5 year warranty.

Cons:

  • There are cheaper options if ultimate speed isn’t a primary pre-requisite.

Kitguru says: A lightning quick Sandforce drive, one of the fastest on the market.

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Rating: 9.0.

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