Taiwanese high performance DRAM and NAND flash product maker ADATA has launched the Premier SP550M M.2 2280 SATA 6Gb/s solid state drive.
The drive measures 22 x 80 x3.5mm, making it ideal for installation in slim laptops and ultrabooks. It is fairly impressive in terms of performance numbers as well. Sequential random read speeds go up to 560 MB per second while sequential write speeds can hit 510 MB per second. Random 4K read speeds are listed to go up to 75K IOPS, thanks to a high quality SMI controller and SLC caching technology.
For improved stability and reliability, the drive is equipped with RAID engine and data shaping technologies. LDPC (low density parity check) error correction technology and DEVSLP (device sleep) mode are present as well.
The SP550M will be available in capacities up to 480GB.