Thursday, May 24, 2018
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ADATA Premier SP550 240GB Solid State Drive Review

System Overview & Testing Procedures
Once you have your drive installed and formatted you have 223 GB of usable space.

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Opening up CrystalDiskInfo we can see all of the information about the drive. It supports S.M.A.R.T., NCQ, TRIM, and DevSleep.

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For testing the drive we will be using the following benchmarking programs, we have provided links to each so you can run the benchmarks on your drive for comparison.

HDTune Pro (download)
ATTO Disk Benchmark (download)
CrystalDiskMark 64bit (download)
AS SSD Benchmark (download)
Anvil Storage Utility Professional (download)
PCMark 8 – Storage Benchmark (download)
AIDA64 Storage Benchmark (download)

We also made these optimization changes…

– No power saving options in the BIOS
– ACHI enabled in the BIOS
– Windows 7 User Account Control (UAC) is disabled
– Windows 7 power saving settings are disabled

So let’s get into testing!

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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