ADATA New SX950 Gaming SSD Showcased
ADATA showed off its SX950 Gaming mid-range SSD. Built in the 7 mm-thick 2.5-inch form-factor, with SATA 6 Gb/s interface, the SX950 comes in capacities of up to 960 GB. It appears to be based on a Phison-made controller, wired to 3D MLC NAND flash memory. It offers sequential transfer speeds of up to 560 MB/s reads, with up to 530 MB/s writes. The drive features SLC caching, in which the controller treats a user-abstract portion of the MLC NAND area as fast SLC, by writing only one bit per cell, and juggling data in and out of this area based on its “heat.” The drives are backed by 5-year warranties.