ADATA S596 128GB JMicron JMF612 SSD Review

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ADATA S596 128GB JMicron JMF612 SSD Review

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:08 am

ADATA S596 128GB JMicron JMF612 SSD Review

The ADATA S596 128GB SSD featuring a JMicron JMF612 controller has shown up on our doorstep for a test run. We've seen this controller before in other models and have a good idea what to expect but changes to the firmware could make a significant difference in the overall drive performance. Read on to see how it fares against other big name SSD brands!

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After provisioning and the nominal space set aside by Windows, we see the yield left for user space on the ADATA S596 is about 112GB which is not unusual for a drive with 128GB of onboard NAND. Provisioning assists with performance preservation and drive maintenance such as using these as replacements for blocks that eventually go bad. Performance on the ADATA S596 is actually a little better than we expected as it generally posted better results than other JMicron drives we have tested and rivaled drives with other controllers in some tests.


Article Title: ADATA S596 128GB JMicron JMF612 SSD Review
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Re: ADATA S596 128GB JMicron JMF612 SSD Review

Postby forsooth » Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:37 pm

Interesting review. The USB connection: does this mean that the drive can be used as an external USB drive right out of the box?
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Re: ADATA S596 128GB JMicron JMF612 SSD Review

Postby FZ1 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:47 pm

It does although it is complete overkill due to the limited bandwidth of USB 2.0.

When they have USB 3.0 ports on SSD's, that will be very nice.
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Re: ADATA S596 128GB JMicron JMF612 SSD Review

Postby NAiLs » Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:36 pm

Interesting write-up. I've been highly interested in an SSD for a while, but I don't think I want to pony up the cash for one quite yet. This would be a contender of my choices, though!
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