Author: Bob Buskirk
- System Overview & Testing Procedures
- Testing – HD Tune Pro
- Testing – ATTO Disk Benchmark & CrystalDiskMark
- Testing - Anvil & AS SSD
- Final Thoughts
The Premier Pro SP900 looks much like any other 2.5-inch solid state drive that we have reviewed. It is black and has a nice brushed aluminum finish. On the front there is a sticker that lets us know that this is the 128GB version of the SP900.
Flipping the drive over there is another sticker on the back with all of the important information on it including your Acronis True Image HD Key. Just like all solid state drives you have power SATA power and data connections.
On each side of the drive you have 2 mounting holes as well as 4 mounting holes on the bottom of the drive.
Now to get inside! NOTE: Opening your drive will void your warranty. To get inside you remove the 4 small screws on the back of the drive and carefully pull the back off the drive. It will reveal the small PCB inside. When you first open the drive the PCB will actually be flipped over so all you see is 8 Micron flash chips.
If we flip the PCB over we can see the controller, the good old SandForce SF-2281VB1-SDC chip. Again, this is the same chip we have seen for the past year. We also have 8 more Micron flash chips.