ADATA has introduced a new family of SSDs that come in M.2 form-factor and are more affordable than the majority of M.2 drives on the market. The Premier SP550 SSDs in M.2 form-factor utilize familiar architecture, a controller from Silicon Motion as well as TLC NAND flash memory. The most advanced M.2 Premier SP550, the 480 GB, has hit the street at $120. The ADATA Premier SP550 is powered by the Silicon Motion SM2256 controller as well as TLC NAND flash memory produced by an unknown maker (though it's likely that the M.2 drives use chips from SK Hynix, just like the SP550 SSDs in 2.5” form-factor). The SM2256 controller supports error correction control and management technology based on low-density parity-check (LDPC) code to reduce...
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