Saturday, February 24, 2018

ADATA Premier Pro SP900 128GB Solid State Drive Review

The SandForce SF-2281 controller has been powering many of the solid state drives we have reviewed in the past year or so.  When these drives were first released 28% of the storage capacity was used for over-provisioning.  So if you had a 128GB drive you would actually get 100GB of available space.  Later this 28% was brought down to 7%, now SandForce has released a 0 provision that allows for 0% of the capacity to be used for background activities.  Today we are taking a look at one of the first drives to use this 0 provision, the ADATA Premier Pro SP900.

Special thanks to ADATA for providing us with the Premier Pro SP900 Solid State Drive to review.




NAND Flash

MLC (Mulit-level cell) Asynchronous Flash


SATA 6Gb/s

Form Factor

2.5 inch


100 x 69.85 x 9.5mm (L x W x T)








64GB Performance (ATTO) :

Read : Up to 550MB/s

Write : Up to 505MB/s

Multimedia Data Transfer (AS-SSD)

Read : Up to 180MB/S

Write : Up to 75MB/S

MAX 4K write IOPS up to 85K

128GB Performance (ATTO) :

Read : Up to 550MB/s

Write : Up to 520MB/s

Multimedia Data Transfer (AS-SSD)

Read : Up to 210MB/S

Write : Up to 145MB/S

MAX 4K write IOPS up to 85K

256GB Performance (ATTO) :

Read : Up to 555MB/s

Write : Up to 530MB/s

Multimedia Data Transfer (AS-SSD)

Read : Up to 220MB/S

Write : Up to 255MB/S

MAX 4K write IOPS up to 90K

Operating Temp

0°C ~ 70°C

Storage Temp

-40°C ~ 85°C

Shock Resistance


Power Consumption

0.9W Active; 0.5W Idle


1,000,000 hrs


3 year


2.5″ to 3.5″ Bracket

Acronis True image HD,disk Mirgration Utility

The SP900 comes in a very attractive retail package.  The front is open so you can take a look at the drive and it lists some of the features on the front.  On the back there is some information about the drive in many different languages.

ADATA Premier Pro SP900 128GB Solid State Drive ADATA Premier Pro SP900 128GB Solid State Drive

Opening the box up inside you will find the Premier Pro SP900 solid state drive, quick start guide, free software overview and mounting bracket.

ADATA Premier Pro SP900 128GB Solid State Drive

To give you an idea of how the SP900 comes and for a brief overview check out our unboxing video below.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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    RIDICULOUS lasted 20 hours and died
    This drive is junk 11-20% FAILURE RATE RIGHT OUT OF THE bOX

    Also Adata make YOU pay Shipping for the RMA !

    and then I got back a refurbished unit with the tamper seal broken
    now my 3 year warranty is void

    Customer service line is a recording I call and leave name and number 3 times and never get a call back

    Check amazon and newegg these Adata Clowns have to be aware these drives die right out of the box Look at all the 11-20% bad reviews about it dieing right away YEt they do nothing except mess over their customers void their warranty and send them a refurbished unit that the customer pays shipping RIDICULOUS


  • xcomponent

    Absolutely, this drive is a joke. My second sp900 Died after 1 month of NORMAL usage. I had to return the first one, because it was very slow. I was absolutely sure that the chips are fake. The retailer didn’t believe me however. They replaced it with another sp900 with 5.0.7a firmware with signature not even present at the manufacturers list. To prove my theory (that the drive is not even close with the ones from reviews) I had to open it. The board circuit inside had nothing to do with the ones reviewed. I’m absolutely sure that A-DATA did a marketing trick with passing some good ones for reviews and flooding the marked after that with crappy ones that not even use micron chips! Stay away from that junk!

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