• SPECIFICATIONS
  • Storage Size: 128- 256-, 512GB, 1TB
  • Controller: Marvell 88SS9187
  • Form Factor: 2.5-inch
  • Interface: SATA III 6.0Gbps
  • Pros:
  • Storage options
  • Thin form factor
  • Cons:
  • Performance
  • Benchmark Results
  • CrystalDiskMark (Read): 450.0MB/s
  • CrystalDiskMark (Write): 256.2MB/s

Storage and Speed Upgrade

For the longest time, one of the biggest issues with Solid State Drives is that it has very limited storage, and even when drives with bigger storage spaces emerged, the prices were prohibitive to most, except ones with deep pockets. ADATA aims to fix that with the ADATA Premer Pro SP910 SSD.

It comes in a variety of storage sizes, including 128-, 256-, 512GB and 1TB. For this review, ADATA sent us the 512GB model, which is more than ample enough to have us a sample of both super speed and large storage capacity all in one form factor.

The SSD itself is very thin, measuring in at 7mm in thickness, which is thin enough for it to fit into some of the thinnest notebook devices out there in the market right now. For those who require something that’s a bit thicker, it does come with a 2.5mm bracket, and a desktop PC bay for you to fit it into your gaming PC.

The ADATA Premier Pro SP910 is a small 2.5-inch SSD optimised for notebooks, but for desktop builders, the company has included several brackets to help install them inside their PCs

The ADATA Premier Pro SP910 is a small 2.5-inch SSD optimised for notebooks, but for desktop builders, the company has included several brackets to help install them inside their PCs

Using a Marvell 88SS9187 controller, ADATA positions the SP910 as a mid-tier performance SSD, with one of the advantages it has over the competition is that it has higher storage capacity options at more affordable prices compared to the competition.

Benchmark scores reveals that synthetically, the SP910 has average read and write speeds of about 450 and 200 MBPS, which is a common issue when it comes to SSDs with higher capacity. In real world file transfer tests, the SP910 clocks in read and write speeds of about 250MB/s and 150MB/s, which could and should be better in our opinion.

One thing to note is that the SP910’s transfer speeds are a lot more consistent across the board at least, even if it’s not very fast. This is a big deal for us as there is nothing worse than seeing an SSD fluctuate, as it usually indicates there’s something wrong with the controller or the NAND flash chips.

CHIP CONCLUDE: If high performance is what you’re looking for, we have to sadly inform you that the ADATA SP910 isn’t the cream of the crop when it comes to blazing fast speeds. What it does provide users however is the option to scale up storage, and speed compared to traditional HDDs, which is great for notebooks.

(previously published in issue December 2014)

ADATA Premier Pro SP910