Model: ADATA XPG ATOM 30 1TB PCIe and 250GB SATA SSD Kit
Manufacturer: ADATA Technology
Provided By: ADATA Technology (USA)

ADATA Technology is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high performance memory modules and data storage solutions. Founded in 2001 with a staff of 20, this Taiwanese company set itself apart from the competition early on thanks to its professionalism, industry know-how and eye-catching product designs. Today, ADATA continues to lead the way through constant innovation and development of products that exceed customer expectations. Backed by technical expertise, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and premium customer service, ADATA currently offers a variety of products including DRAM modules, USB flash drives, memory cards, solid state drives and portable hard drives.

This past fall, ADATA launched its XPG ATOM series SSDs. In addition to the ATOM 40 and 50, the company unveiled a new affordable, entry-level PCIe 3.0 SSD, the ATOM 30. Designed for the creative professional on a budget, this M.2 form factor drive is powered by Realtek's RTS5766DL controller and is available with up to 1TB of 3D TLC NAND flash. The ATOM 30 also features SLC caching and HMB (Host Memory Buffer) to accelerate read and write performance as well as Low-Density Parity Check (LDPC) code technology and AES 256-bit encryption to ensure data security and integrity. To top it all off, the drive is equipped with a slim, aluminum heatsink as well as a PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe 1.3 interface.

What makes the ATOM 30 stand out amongst the crowd, though, is that it can be bought by itself or as part of a kit. With the kit, you get the drive as well as a 250GB Ultimate SU670 SATA SSD that can be used to upgrade the storage in another computer. The SU670 is powered by Realtek's DRAM-less RTS5735DLQ controller and utilizes SLC caching to deliver up to 560 MB/s read and 525 MB/s write speeds. Also, like the ATOM 30, the drive uses Low-Density Parity Check (LDPC) code technology to ensure data integrity by detecting and fixing errors.

Capacity ATOM 30 : 1TB
SU670 : 250GB 
Form Factor 2.5" / M.2 2280
Controller ATOM 30 : Realtek RTS5766DL
SU670 : Realtek RTS5735DLQ
Dimensions (L x W x H) ATOM 30 : 80 x 22 x 3.13mm / 3.15 x 0.87 x 0.12inch
SU670 : 100.45 x 69.85 x 7mm / 3.95 x 2.75 x 0.27inch
Weight ATOM 30 : 9g / 0.32oz
SU670 : 47.5g / 1.6oz
Interface ATOM 30 : PCIe Gen3 x4
SU670:2.5", SATA 6Gb/s (SATA III)
Sequential Read (Max) ATOM 30 : Up to 2,500MB/s
SU670 : Up to 520MB/s
Sequential Write (Max) ATOM 30 : Up to 2,000MB/s
SU670 : Up to 450MB/s
4KB Random Read IOPS(Max) ATOM 30 : Up to 180K
SU670 : Up to 30K
4KB Random Write IOPS(Max) ATOM 30 : Up to 200K
SU670 : Up to 65K
Operating temperature 0°C - 70°C
Storage temperature -40°C - 85°C
Terabytes Written (TBW) ATOM 30 : 600TB
SU670 : 50TB
Shock resistance 1500G / 0.5ms
MTBF 2,000,000 hours
Warranty ATOM 30 : 5-year limited warranty
SU670 : 3-year limited warranty

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the ATOM 30 has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a closer look at ADATA's new PCIe 3.0 SSD as well as the SATA SSD included in the kit and see how well they perform. Does the ATOM 30 have what it takes? Can it deliver the value and performance we've come to expect from ADATA? Keep reading as we find out.

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