ADATA recently presented new SSDs from the Falcon and Swordfish series. The SSDs are considered to be particularly powerful and are primarily aimed at professional users who require particularly powerful hardware for working with audiovisual media, for example. Both SSDs are accordingly equipped with 3D NAND flash memory and support the PCIe-Gen3x4 interface.
Falcon: Enormous speeds
The Falcon SSD is primarily aimed at creative people who produce audiovisual media. This group of people requires particularly powerful hardware in order to be able to operate sophisticated programs appropriately. With a reading speed of up to 3,100 MB per second and a writing speed of up to 1,500 MB per second, the Falcon can help here: it is extremely fast and thus creates the best conditions for the use of data-intensive programs.
In addition, the 3D NAND flash memory used is intended to ensure particularly high efficiency and reliability. Intelligent SLC caching, host memory buffer and random speeds of 180 / 180K IOPS round off the range of features. The Falcon SSD is available with different storage volumes between 256 GB and 2 TB. The prices are not yet known.
Swordfish: The entry level version
If you need a lot of power, but do not have as much to offer as the Falcon, you are probably better off with the Swordfish – advertising slogan: “A sea of ideas”. The maximum read and write speeds here are 1,800 and 1,200 MB per second respectively. SLC caching and host memory buffers are also available here. In addition, the Swordfish SSD also has 3D NAND memory. Values of 180 / 180K IOPS are achieved with random 4K read or write. The Swordfish is available with memory sizes between 250 GB and 2 TB.
Both SSDs are equipped with LDPC error correction code technology, which allows errors to be detected and corrected, ensuring data integrity and extending the life of the device. AES 256-bit encryption ensures that the stored data is protected. Both SSDs come with a five-year warranty.