Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts
- Shockingly good performance given the low cost.
- Good quality construction.
- Write speeds suffer a bit in the lower capacities (due to reduced available die count).
Pricing and Availability:
Introductory MSRP's are as follows:
- 128GB – $90 ($0.70/GB)
- 256GB – $160 ($0.63/GB)
- 512GB – $335 ($0.65/GB)
- 1TB – $530 ($0.52/GB)
All SP920 capacities come with a 3-year warranty.
I was pleasantly surprised by the performance of the ADATA SP920 Series. While the smaller capacities suffer from some write speed limiting, the whole line performs extremely well in reads, and the larger capacity points give the best competition out there a run for their money. 'Run for their money' is an appropriate term indeed, as the SP920 performance is dangerously close to that of the Intel SSD 730 Series, while coming in at close to half the cost/GB. Granted the warranty period is a bit shorter at 3 years, it is still a good period, and ADATA products have a good reputation for reliability. I might very well start recommending the ADATA Premier Pro SP920 in light of its excellent performance per cost/GB!
Awarded Editor's Choice for an excellent attempt at showing up the big boys and undercutting them on price at the same time!