Editors Liked

  • Small, read speed, write speed, price
  • Cheap! The 240GB model is the sweet spot for the SP550 series but all of the drives break new ground for retail SSDs
  • Solid read speeds, ADATA has their own SSD Toolbox software, Free copy of Acronis True Image HD, 7mm to 9.5mm adapter included, Price
  • SP550 is an all around solid performer and well priced!
  • Fast write performance for a TLC drive, Aggressive pricing
  • Charttopping sequential read speeds, Supports TRIM, NCQ, S.M.A.R.T, and robust ECC, 3Year product warranty support, Offered in 120/240/480GB storage capacities, Lightweight compact storage solution, Resistant to extreme shock impact, Free copy of Acronis

Editors Didn't Like

  • Sustained write performance is a problem with most TLC drives and the SP550 just can't shake the TLC blues
  • Some of the slowest sustained write speeds we've seen on an SSD
  • Shorter warranty than Samsung's SSD 850 EVO, Subpar performance in a few tests
  • Very poor scores on AIDA64 sequential writes and IOMeter IOPS measurements, Better performing ADATA drives available for the same price