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Adata S596 Turbo SSD review

A solid SSD with a great new twist


SSD benchmarking is packed with peril. For starters, maintaining a level playing field is extremely tricky, what with drives tending to degrade with use and motherboards coming and going. With that in mind, our benchmarks should be treated as a rough guide rather than a gold standard. Put another way, mileages with SSDs vary significantly. Nevertheless, the new JMicron controller is clearly much more competitive and makes for an interesting alternative to the default SandForce-powered SSDs, including Corsair's Force F100.

Size
Formatted capacity: Bytes, bigger is better
ADATA S596 Turbo 128GB – 119GB
Intel X25-M 160GB – 149GB
Corsair Force F100 100GB – 93GB

Synthetic drive performance
ATTO Sequential read: MBs/second, bigger is better
ADATA S596 Turbo 128GB – 241MB/s
Intel X25-M 160GB – 270MB/s
Corsair Force F100 100GB – 281MB/s

Synthetic drive performance
ATTO Sequential write: MBs/second, bigger is better
ADATA S596 Turbo 128GB – 201MB/s
Intel X25-M 160GB – 108MB/s
Corsair Force F100 100GB – 250MB/s

Synthetic drive performance
HDTach Burst rate: MBs/second, bigger is better
ADATA S596 Turbo 128GB – 249MB/s
Intel X25-M 160GB – 234MB/s
Corsair Force F100 100GB – 220MB/s

Synthetic drive performance
AS SSD random readss: MBs/second, bigger is better
ADATA S596 Turbo 128GB – 18MB/s
Intel X25-M 160GB – 17MB/s
Corsair Force F100 100GB – 15MB/s

Synthetic drive performance
AS SSD random writes: MBs/second, bigger is better
ADATA S596 Turbo 128GB – 36MB/s
Intel X25-M 160GB – 30MB/s
Corsair Force F100 100GB – 42MB/s

Application performance
File decompression: Time taken, lower is better
ADATA S596 Turbo 128GB – 28s
Intel X25-M 160GB – 37s
Corsair Force F100 100GB – 37s

Application performance
Application install: Time taken, lower is better
ADATA S596 Turbo 128GB - 27s
Intel X25-M 160GB - 45s
Corsair Force F100 100GB - 37s

Tech Specs

Product TypeSolid State Drive
Product Family500
Drive InterfaceSATA
Drive Width2.5"
Drive Interface StandardSATA/300
Brand NameAdata
Drive TypeInternal
Storage Capacity128 GB
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE
Maximum Read Transfer Rate280 MBps
Maximum Write Transfer Rate270 MBps
Height9.5 mm
Width69.9 mm
Depth100 mm
ColourBlack
Product Series500
ManufacturerA-DATA Technology Co., Ltd
Product ModelS599
Product NameS599 Solid State Drive
Manufacturer Part NumberAS599S-128GM-C
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.adata-group.com/uk
Marketing Information

Equipped with the latest SandForce SF-1222 processor, AData's S599 Solid State Drive delivers remarkable performance. It offers a 280 MB/s read speed and 270 MB/s write speed at maximum. The S599 SSD achieved up to 50,000 IOPS in IOmeter tests, a performance unrivaled by similar products. Booting up platforms that run Windows 7 happens in less than 20 seconds, a 40% performance improvement compared to traditional hard drives. It's the perfect device for corporate-level computing applications as well as power users who seek super speed.

Package Contents
  • S599 Solid State Drive
  • 2.5" to 3.5" Bracket
  • Quick Installation Guide
Limited Warranty3 Year
Weight (Approximate)68 g