There has been a plethora of new solid state drives that have hit the market over the past year. ADATA’s SP610 has been out for a little while now and with capacities getting higher prices of solid state drives have been dropping steadily over the past few months. This puts the 256GB version of ADATA’s Premier SP610 that we are reviewing today at $84.99 at our favorite online retailer. At this price it makes this SSD a perfect low-cost choice for an OS or game drive. ADATA is making use of the Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller that we saw on the Mushkin Reactor and the Crucial BX100. The 256GB version of the drive boasts sequential read and write speeds of 560 MB/s and 290 MB/s respectively. Let’s get this drive on the test bench and see what it can do!
The SP610 comes in ADATA’s typical retail packaging for solid state drives. On the front it lets us know that the drive comes with a 3-year warranty, a free copy of Acronis True Image HD software and that this is the 7mm version of the drive.
On the back there is information on the drive in a bunch of different languages.
Opening the box up and getting inside you have the SP610 solid state drive, 7mm to 9.5mm adapter and a quick start guide.