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The A-Data SSD S596 is a solid state drive for people who need an extremely fast and durable hard drive.

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includes everything required - a USB cable for external use and a mounting bracket for internal use

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includes TRIM support for consistent performance over time

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32GB version makes for an inexpensive solid state boot drive

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The price is competitive to other similar products

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requires 2 USB ports through a Y-adapter when used as an external hard drive

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slow write speed compared to other SSDs

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might require a firmware update before it can be used

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32GB version won't have much free space after a full Windows 7 install

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integrated blue LED can be distracting if used externally

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The A-Data SSD S596 is a solid state drive for people who need an extremely fast and durable hard drive. It can be connected via standard 7+15 pin SATA II in your computer's 2.5in hard drive bay, or connected on the fly via a mini-USB port. Note that in order to get the major speed benefits, a SATA II connection is required.

Model Variances

The A-Data SSD S596 comes in a variety of sizes, and the speed varies accordingly. The 64GB model handles read and write speeds of up to 240MB/s and 110MB/s. The 128GB model handles read and write speeds of up to 250MB/s and 180MB/s. The 256GB model can read and write at up to 240MB/s and 180MB/s.

Features
  • 7+15 pin SATA II
  • Optional mini-USB connection
  • 2.5in form factor
  • 128MB DDR2 SDRAM cache buffer
  • 64GB performance 
    • Read : Up to 230~240MB/s
    • Write : Up to 100~110MB/s 
  • 128GB performance 
    • Read : Up to 240~250MB/s
    • Write : Up to 170~180MB/s 
  • 256GB performance 
    • Read : Up to 230~240MB/s
    • Write : Up to 170~180MB/s 
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