Introduction, Specifications and Packaging
We check out all capacities of the SM2246EN controller!
It seems a lot of folks have been incorporating Silicon Motion's SM2246EN controller into their product lines. We first reviewed the Angelbird SSD wrk, but only in a 512GB capacity. We then reviewed a pair of Corsair Force LX's (256GB and 512GB). ADATA has joined the club with their new Premier SP610 product line, and today we are going to take a look at all available capacities of this new model:
It's fortunate that ADATA was able to sample us a full capacity spread, as this will let us evaluate all shipping SSD capacites that exist for the Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller.
|NAND Flash||Synchronous MLC|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||100 x 70 x 7.0mm|
128GB Performance (ATTO)
0.3W ldle (Typical) / 0.08W Active (Average)
|Operating temperature||0~70 °C / -40~85°C|
|Storage temperature||5 ~ 95% RH (0 ~ 55°C)|
|Shock resistance||1500G / 0.5ms|
7mm to 9.5mm holder
The block diagram shows what appears to be a fairly standard 4-channel configuration, though there are fewer steps in the pipeline as compared to SandForce and other controllers, which should help decrease latency and improve efficiency. There is also no compression engine, which means power consumption should be further reduced. The SM2246EN controller is covered in much greater detail in this release post.
Nice packaging, with 3.5" adapter bracket, screws, docs, and Acronis cloning software download instructions (the Acronis ATI HD software key is on the back of the SSD itself).