A-Data S511 Series SATA600

  • A-Data S511 Series SATA600
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Based on 13 scores, 34 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    5
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Good performance.
  • SATA 6 Gbps support.
  • 3 year warranty.

Cons:

  • Needs SATA 6 Gbps controller to perform best.
  • Can not win price/performance.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Expert Reviews on 60

So-so scores and a high price make this a disappointing drive...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

What makes one SandForce-based SSD different from the others that appear to be just like it? We round up 10 models with 60 GB of capacity to explore the effects of NAND interfaces. We also stumble across some interesting data related to full drives....

By GadgetMac on 40

All SSD drives have one thing in common, speed. And lots of it. These little lightweights are the superchargers that will boost whatever OS it is that you are using. That's all sounds very good, but good things do come at a cost, and SSD drives have...

By Pureoverclock on

As we've said before and we'll continue to preach at any opportunity we get, the biggest bottleneck in modern systems is the traditional platter hard drive; after using an SSD in your system you'll wonder how you ever survived without one...

By GadgetNutz on

Posted in ReviewsRecently I was building myself a new Windows-based computer and the ADATA people came along and offered me a review unit from their new S511 line of Solid State Drives (SSD). If you’ve never heard of an SSD think of it as a USB...

By X-bit Labs on

We can’t give you definite recommendations about the 240-gigabyte ADATA S511 because, like every other SSD with a second-generation SandForce controller, it’s an ambiguous product. On one hand, this controller can deliver very high...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

Welcome to the sixth iteration of our highest-ranked SSDs at any given price point. We updated our recommendations to reflect the recent price drops on second-gen SandForce hardware. There are several good deals to be found for right about £150....

By StorageReview on

The ADATA S511 240GB is an extraordinary performer, just as we would expect from a Sandforce SF-2281 powered SSD. It clocked in at almost twice the speed of the previous generation, a great step up for ADATA. Sequential performance is superb, but the...

By Legion Hardware on

When we first tested the Vertex 3 the BSOD and disconnect issues were annoying, and although OCZ was able to ease their frequency it was still a major issue for the product and those like it. After many months of users complaining about the...

By MadShrimps on

The S511 60GB SSD from ADATA incorporates the new processor from Sandforce, code name SF-2281VB1-SDC and delivers very good performance on the SATA3 interface; before using the product, we must make also sure that AHCI is selected in the motherboard...

By hardCOREware on

sWhen A-Data first contacted me about reviewing this drive, I honestly had no idea it contained Synchronous flash. It wasn’t until I saw the first benchmark results where I thought something was up. Back when I wrote our mid-range SSD roundup, the...

By Guru of 3D on

ADATA added no less than four new SATA 3 (SATA 3 6Gs) SSDs in their S511 series lineup, in 60GB, 120GB, 240GB and even 480MB capacities, all SATA 3 of course. The SSD drives come with that already prominent SandForce SF-2281 controller to deliver...

By Bit-tech.net on 76

With so many SSD makers opting for the SandForce 2281 controller, manufacturers will inevitably struggle to differentiate their products from others. The ADATA S511 240GB’s approach seems to be the most sensible: it matches the SandForce 2281...

By Tom's Hardware on

We've added more SSDs to our database and observed a number of significant price changes in the past month. As a result, this months recommendations undergo a notable revamp. And to those of you waiting for a hierarchy table at the end, it's...

By Ocaholic on

With its SandForce SF-2281 based 120 GByte S511 SSD, ADATA isn't exactly within the specs. Regarding write performance the values we get are slightly below the numbers the manufacturer promises. Also the read performance isn't as high as ADATA...

By TechRadar on 90

Hello, A-Data S511. What's that? You can read and write at over 500 MB/s? Why, that's quicker than a spelling bee champion on MDMA. In fact, in both synthetic and real-world benchmarks, this solid state drive (SSD) is quicker than OCZ's...

By techPowerUp! on 92

ADATA's S511 SSD offers great performance, even when compared to competing drives with higher capacities. The same SSD using the same controller, firmware & flash chips will be faster, the larger its capacity is. We see OCZ's Vertex 3 240 GB...

By HEXUS.net on 80

The ADATA S511 60GB SSD is a consummate performer in its own right. Super-fast in applications that take advantage of data which can be compressed through the drive's DuraWrite technology, it falters to being, in mid-2011, an average performer if...

By Benchmark Reviews on 87

IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to...

By Kitguru.net on 90

Solid State Drives are selling well in 2011, with a growing percentage of enthusiast users adopting one as a fast, primary boot drive. A few weeks ago we reviewed the OCZ Vertex 3 240GB drive, and today we will compare it against the ADATA S511...