The increasing demand for high-performance system storage device is easily met by the Premier Pro SP300 mSATA 3GB/sec solid state drive. With a SandForce controller and 25nm (MLC) NAND Flash chips, the SP300 reaches random read and write speeds of up to 12,500/46,000 IOPS. When combined with the Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge platforms, the SP300 can achieve amazing performance on both desktop and notebook systems. The implementation of optimized firmware in the SP300 results in full utilization of the NAND Flash components, which translates to maximized storage capacity: a 7% increase over other solid state drives that use a SandForce controller. This zero percent over-provisioning is implemented with no loss to performance or supported features, and can be realized only by 100% screening and sorting of the NAND Flash.
With a SSD＋HDD hybrid setup, the mSATA SSD acts as a cache drive instead of main storage. Using this configuration, systems can reach speed boosts comparable to systems with SSDs as primary drive, while still enjoying the larger storage capacities of a mechanical hard drive.
Excellent Cost Performance Value
The SP300 utilizes a SandForce controller with 25nm (MLC) NAND Flash chips. Random read/write speeds reach 12,500/46,000 IOPS. For energy saving and environmental protection, the low power consumption of the mSATA SSD greatly reduces electricity costs. When the SP300 and hard drive are used together in a hybrid configuration (SSD Caching), costs can be reduced, while still reaching nearly the speed performance of an SSD as primary drive. Compared to a sole mechanical drive, performance is improved by up to 63%.
Configuration: CPU: Intel i5-2500K ; MB: GBT GA-Z68AP-D3 ; RAM: ADATA DDR3 1333 4GB*2 ; VGA: MSI N210-MD512H
mSATA: ADATA Premier Pro SP300 32GB ; HDD: Toshiba 2.5" 750GB 5400rpm SATAII MQ01ABD075 ; OS: Win7 x64 SP1
* Data is based on internal testing, actual results will vary according to different platforms or software.
The SP300 is small and light, measuring only 50.95 x 30 x 4mm. It is applicable to many motherboards on the market that have an mSATA slot, including Z77 series motherboards (ASUS Maximus v Gene; Gigabyte G1 Sniper 3, Z77X, and Z77P, Z77, H77, P75, B75; Asrock Z77E-ITX), Z68-series motherboards (Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3, Z68XP-D3, Z68AP-D3, and Z68P-DS3), as well as laptops (Acer TM8481G; micro-GT70).
*For more detailed information on compatible hardware, refer to the website of the relevant notebook and motherboard manufacturer.
What is Intel® Smart Response Technology?
Intel Smart Response Technology is an Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (RST) caching feature that improves computer system performance. It allows a user to configure computer systems with an SSD used as cache memory between the hard disk drive and system memory. This provides the advantage of having a hard disk drive (or a RAID volume) for maximum storage capacity while delivering an SSD-like overall system performance experience. Intel® Smart Response Technology caching is implemented as a single drive letter solution; no additional drive letter is required for the SSD device used as cache.
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Three Easy Steps to Crank Up the Speed
These simple installation steps show the installation and easy setup of the SP300.