ADATA via Rakuten
2TB ADATA Ultimate SU800 3D NAND 2.5″ Internal SATA III Solid State Drive
(ASU800SS-2TT-C) for $ 249.99 – $ 40 w/ promo code
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- New generation 3D NAND technology
- R/W up to 560/520 MB/s
- Dynamic SLC Caching and DRAM Cache Buffer for optimized performance
- RAID Engine & Data Shaping for ultimate protection
- 3 Year Warranty
Complete garbage. Bought a kingston 128GB ssd and this adata 128GB SU800 back in February 2018. Both were installed in mid march running similar systems. The Adata machine started having difficulties and running slow. I went to reboot the system and it wouldn’t come back. At first, the error was stating that the boot record was corrupt. I then proceed to use the recovery disc for repair. This is where things got interesting. The drive apparently failed to the point where the bios would recognize it but windows wouldn’t load. I then proceeded to install it on another working machine to see if I can format the drive. The interesting thing is that that machine wouldn’t even want to boot. I tried this with another machine and the same thing. My final remedy was to install it on the original machine and try to run the windows installer from USB and then try to install windows that way. No luck. There must be some critical failure when mounting the drive that prevents the OS from even operating.
Things go more interesting when I attempted to file an RMA. I created an account on Adata’s website and filled out all of the information required to start the process. This involved entering my name, address, purchase data, serial #, product id, description of problem (text area), etc. They received this information and 48 hours later, I get an email with a word document stating that I must fill it out in order to finalize the process. Funny thing is that this word document has a small form which asks for my name, address, serial # and a one line sentence of the problem. Do you see the problem here? I just filled out a greater subset of information on their website when I started the RMA. Now they want me to fill out a word document with some of the information that I already fill out on the website. Not only that, the information on the website has much more detail. They even have a dropdown menu with an option that describes my problem 90%.
More problems. The drive I bought from amazon only had the product label and a small sticker on the side that reads “warranty void if broken” There wasn’t a serial number on the drive whatsoever. The serial number was on the box. I let them know that there wasn’t a number on the drive itself. They responded letting me know that the warranty is void because there isn’t a sticker on the back with the serial number.
A couple points. Based on the FTC, they can’t void the warranty. Also, either they forgot to put the sticker on the drive or amazon sold me a fake or used drive.
Adata’s solution is for me to send them a picture of the back showing the lack of a sticker. I asked them what this is going to accomplish. Especially after going through the multi-step process of submitting the RMA. Leonard, the supervisor, told me that he would take it to management to see what they wanted to do. Other than wasting my time, I don’t see what this is going to accomplish. Here is the picture for you viewing pleasure.
The SU800 1TB at Rakuten is only .69 with code AD21. Don’t forget 4% cashback with e bates.
Performance vs SAMSUNG 860 PRO ?
Well samsung is like the golden standard sooo, not as good obviously
i’m tempted, but i bought the rakuten adata 1tb just this black friday, if i only knew 2tb would be on sale.
Samsung is far superior, not only that the Samsung Pro has more than 4 times the write endurance.
Samsung has a monopoly in the SSD market in terms of quality.
They are very different drives.
The 860 Pro is MLC based: Each memory cell has 4 states. The Adata is based on Micron’s TLC. Each cell has 8 power states. Endurance and speed is better on MLC than TLC. That said, the pure speed difference is not significant on SATA interface for daily uses and endurance of both drives is probably more than you can use at this point before the drive and your computer becomes completely obsolete..
much better deal than that Micron 2TB POS.
OMG, What would we do with 2TB of NAND storage?!?!?! What about all of those 512GBs we previously purchased for -65?
You correct. the Adata is based on a much newer controller. I actually own two of those Micron 1100 and they are significantly slower than the average SATA SSD.
Tax kills it for me.
equally importantly: its actually sold by a company that will honor the warranty, not a drive by reseller.
Damn. To think the first SSD I bought in 2012 was only 80GB and I paid 0 for it.
‘better performance’ isn’t the point of the Samsung pro line, its the longer lifespan in comparison to ‘standard’ SSDs.
I.E. the 860pro will performan pretty much the same as the 860evo, but theoretically for ~twice as long. something important in a server setting, but mostly meaningless in the consumer market/uses.
(yeah yeah, unless you get off on benchmarks and drink the kool-aid that tells you you’ll see the difference between a pro/evo while you’re gaming).
This SU800 is right up there with every other good SSD.