Published on 22nd September 2011 by
Originally Posted by geebeeand it aint looking good damien just had my first bsod while updating look like i might be going back to the trusty western digital :(
ADATA is the latest entrant onto the market, with its S511 range of SSDs looking to offer the most affordable route to the SandForce 2281’s 500MB/sec read speeds.
Originally Posted by damien cNot a bad performer then really but I will stick to OCZ for my next build and give my 120gb Corsair Force 3 drive to my dad.
This drive will suit those people who are just interested in saving abit of money but don't want the drop in speed that the M4 suffer's.
All in all a good drive but could do with being cheaper to actually try and get some of the pie from OCZ.
This is the reason that the drive's capacity is advertised as 240GB rather than 256GB, and why it boasts a formatted capacity of 224GB; 14 per cent of the available NAND is reserved for over-provisioning.
Originally Posted by baddersHarry, Nice review, though I do take issue with this from the front page (sorry, I don't like to be that guy, but):Quote:This is the reason that the drive's capacity is advertised as 240GB rather than 256GB, and why it boasts a formatted capacity of 224GB; 14 per cent of the available NAND is reserved for over-provisioning.
I think the 240Gb -> 224Gb formatted is due to the old Gigabytes/Gibibytes marketing trick. 240 Gigabytes is 223.5 Gibibytes, which is what windows will display.
This would mean that only 6.6% (256Gb vs 240Gb) is reserved for over provisioning - the rest is lost to the gods of binary vs decimal.
Originally Posted by Bazhttp://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/storage/2010/06/25/sandforce-ssd-test/2
the second half of the page helps here - 256GB of NAND has a capacity of 274,877,906,944 bytes, not 256,000,000,000, so the stated spare area is corrent.
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