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Review on SSD M.2 2280 ADATA Ultimate SU650 256GB SATA3 3D TLC (ASU650NS38-256GT-C)

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SSD drives with SATA3 interface are no longer a Hi-end solution, but in order to breathe a second life into an old computer or laptop, this is an indispensable solution. The drive from ADATA Ultimate SU650 is a very good solution for such an upgrade.

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The reverse side of the board without chips.

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M.2 connection interface and can be connected both by M and B key, you can’t make a mistake, which is suitable for any old and new device.

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The delivery set is more than modest, except for the drive itself, there is nothing else. The mounting bolt will have to be looked for separately. There is no radiator either, but in principle it is not needed, since this is not a super fast NVMe. And the temperatures are quite acceptable for any operating conditions.

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The speeds are also decent, they use the SATA3 interface to the maximum. 560 Mb/s is the limit for SATA3 drives. Although these speeds are far from NVMe, everything is exactly at least 6 times faster than a conventional HDD, and also several times quieter than a classic hard drive. It is because of these indicators that old devices are again in demand and are not inferior to modern systems in simple tasks, which is very important these days.

As a rule, installing an SSD in a computer or laptop is not a trivial task. In my case, the drive was required for the ASUS K501U laptop, there was a slow HDD on board, and the M.2 connector for the upgrade was not used on the board.

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We find the connector, disconnect the battery, and install the SSD. The bolt for fastening, as I wrote above, must be sought separately. I had an extra one from another board, you can ask at any computer workshop.

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The whole procedure takes no more than 20 minutes. After another 20 minutes, installing and configuring the OS on a new media.

The ADATA Ultimate SU650 drive itself is distinguished by the maximum speed for the SATA3 interface, the tests show that the declared speeds correspond.

The resource of 420 TWB is quite a lot, which will be enough for another 5 years at least and very intensive operation.

What separately pleased was the absence of the need for additional BIOS firmware and other dances with a tambourine, which often happens with SSD M.2 devices. Not all boards see and detect a new device. ADATA Ultimate SU650 was immediately defined both in a modern computer and in an old laptop.

If you need a simple upgrade solution and there is no need for cosmic write and read speeds, the Ultimate SU650 is an excellent solution both in terms of price and workmanship.

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