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ADATA XPG SX900 128GB SSD Review
ADATA XPG SX900 128GB SSD Review
Date: 08-01-13
Topic: Reviews & Previews
Author: Karan Misra

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The first thing we cross checked with Ashu once we completed the benchmarks was the market price of the unit. A random search on eBay gave some very weird numbers which can be misleading to the general consumers. The reason for the online absence of the SX900 128GB SSD is more because of the perceived lack of market in India than anything else. We expected Flipkart to have this little beast in stock but again came back wanting (they are currently listing a discontinued item on their site, marked up with a higher price than actual. ADATA should definitely get it corrected. It is very misleading.)



However, at just Rs 7,100/- this SSD redeems its value and some more.

We have seen worse SSDs being sold in the market for higher prices just because of lack of awareness. Your typical dealer will sell the brand which will fetch them the highest margin (based on what deal he managed to cut with the said brand’s distributor.) He doesn’t care if the thing being sold is the best his customer’s money can buy. So it is up to the manufacturers (like ADATA) to get the word out and for the consumers to know what is best given the budget (a single look at the package content would tell you about the thought put in by ADATA while assembling this unit.)


For the price, we would give this SSD a handsome rating. We would have gone with 4 (as the Samsung 840 Pro gets a 5+ in [E]’s eye) but since the ADATA unit actually gives you more usable space than the competitors on the same platform (Sandforce 2281; long term data integrity issues aside.) If it were solely up to me, I would have kept RAISE enabled because you don’t want to be at the receiving end of a dead SSD. But, Sandforce themselves do not think that RAISE needs to be enabled for consumer devices (and that the build in ECC engine is more than sufficient to maintain data integrity for consumer workloads.) All said and done, we honestly believe that anyone actually needing to use that extra 7% space on this SSD probably has gone for one size too smal. Because a full SSD is not optimal, especially if it happens to be your C:\ or root (if you swing the way of the mighty penguine.) But to each his own.


Regardless, we award the ADATA XPG SX900 128GB SSD our Editor’s choice and a rating of 5 because given the performance gained over a HDD and its Rs 7,100/- price, its money well spent. So what are you waiting for, go get yourself the much deserved performance upgrade.

5 star

[E] Rating: 5 star


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By Fenix 08-01-13
Re: ADATA XPG SX900 128GB SSD Review

To the point and a great review. Best part was the OS boot up time and game loading time , But Karan still it is expensive,I have never upgraded to an SSD and currently have a 150 GB VR running in my PC .
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By manu1991 08-01-13
Re: ADATA XPG SX900 128GB SSD Review

er... but at just 300 Rs. more, isnt this a much better deal:
OCZ 128GB Vertex 4 SSD

also doesn't have the dreaded sandforce controller.
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By ManISinJpr ♦ 08-01-13
Re: ADATA XPG SX900 128GB SSD Review

A very thorough and detailed review here, Thanks @KiD0M4N , but speaking on a bystander pov, I still think that RAISE is needed in these ssd's.
Also as the market situation is, there are vertex4 non sandforce ssd's available, specially as the price is not so high for that.
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By vijayninel 08-01-13
Re: ADATA XPG SX900 128GB SSD Review

Thanks for the review Karan. The performance is indeed impressive but the price will still keep this as a niche product.
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By KrAwL1125 14-01-13
Re: ADATA XPG SX900 128GB SSD Review

Wow I knew SSDs were a lot faster than mechanical drives but I had no idea the difference in performance is this big! Next upgrade - SSD. Nice review
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By thehardwareguy 20-01-13
Re: ADATA XPG SX900 128GB SSD Review

Nice review! :-)
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By Orcrist 21-01-13
Re: ADATA XPG SX900 128GB SSD Review

Ok, but the price seems a bit high.
I would rather go with a OCZ Vertex 4 or Agility 3.
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By Revolution 25-01-13
Re: ADATA XPG SX900 128GB SSD Review

Price is still way too high.
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