ADATA 120GB m.2 2242 SSD (SATA)

warlockedyou

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I picked this up today: ADATA 120GB M.2 2242 SSD Solid State Drive AXNS340E-120GM-B HP P/N 832447-001 | eBay

Looks like a hot deal (22 sold in 24 hours from what I see) and at $40 for 120GB, I can understand why.

Fine print: I have no relationship with the seller, and I am sharing this link "as-is". This posting is not an endorsement. The decision to buy or not is yours alone!
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It seems like a decent deal considering the 90 days warranty you get from the seller. I would be interested in what the SMART data looks like if anyone ends up buying a few of these.
 

hmartin

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I saw these same 120 GB NGFF drives for $36.65 on the Kingspec official store on Aliexpress: Buy Products Online from China Wholesalers at Aliexpress.com No published write endurance TBW numbers, but they do say on their listing that the NAND is 3D MLC. I was thinking of getting some as boot devices for my new Asus MBs.
http://www.thessdreview.com/our-rev...7-m128-m-2-ngff-ultrabook-ssd-review-128gb/4/

I don't think anyone has done a comprehensive SSD endurance test on NGFF SSDs.

I have the 64GB version of this. I can run some benchmarks on it next week if you'd like. However from the photos the 64GB model only have one NAND POP, while the 120GB shows two, so I'd expect the performance of the 64GB model to be somewhat lower.
 

big dog

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http://www.thessdreview.com/our-rev...7-m128-m-2-ngff-ultrabook-ssd-review-128gb/4/

I don't think anyone has done a comprehensive SSD endurance test on NGFF SSDs.

I have the 64GB version of this. I can run some benchmarks on it next week if you'd like. However from the photos the 64GB model only have one NAND POP, while the 120GB shows two, so I'd expect the performance of the 64GB model to be somewhat lower.
Here are the performance numbers from the Kingspec listing:

Capacity 60GB/120GB/240GB
Sustained Read (For reference only) 380~500MB/s | 410~520MB/s | 420~490MB/s
Sustained Write (For reference only) 70~165MB/s | 110~200MB/s | 115~190MB/s​

I suspect these are legit, since the write performance is unimpressive. Whatever SLC cache it has fills and the write goes directly to MLC. Still, it's better than TLC.

On the HP Adata NGFFs, they appear to be HP notebook pulls. They could be "new", but the seller's other listings are mostly used parts.
 

StevenDTX

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I dont care about a ton of speed. I'm just throwing it into a StarTech USB enclosure.
 

Oddworld

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What USB enclosure is recommended for this drive? Would be nice to make a fast USB3.0 disk.

Enclosure reviews seem mixed on Amazon, so wanted your input.
 

RAINMAN

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Is the kingspec the same as the adata in the first post? A bit confused where the kingspec discussion came from...
 

beatle

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Thanks. At those speeds I suppose I should have done some better research before pulling the trigger. I planned to use it as a cache for NAS writes with Drivepool, but now I'm not so sure.