While the number of companies participating in the SSD market is booming, ADATA ended up being only large SSD vendor that adopted Realtek’s first-generation RST5760 SSD controller for its entry-level drives. Fittingly, at Computex the company revealed that it is working on a new Realtek-based storage device, this time based on the next-generation Realtek RTS5763DL controller that promises considerably higher performance.

ADATA’s upcoming XPG SX7100 family of SSDs powered by the RTS5763DL will rely on 3D TLC NAND flash memory, so nothing too exotic here. The manufacturer expects to ship these drives in 120 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB, 960 GB, and 1.92 TB configurations, targeting gaming PCs that require various amounts of flash storage. The XPG SX7100 SSDs will be NVMe 1.3 compatible, will support a robust LDPC-based ECC and RAID engines, dynamic SLC caching, and AES256 encryption.

When it comes to performance, the XPG SX7100 is slated beat its immediate predecessor (the SX7000) by a significant margin and will outperform the previous-generation Realtek-based SSD (the SX6000) by two times. ADATA expects higher-capacity flavors of the XPG SX7100 to offer up to 2100 MB/s sequential read speeds as well as up to 1500 MB/s sequential write speeds (when pSLC is enabled).

ADATA did not show its XPG SX7100 live at Computex, but only published a presentation slide (which incorrectly depicted an RTS5763DL-based SSD since the controller does not have a metallic heat spreader) with performance numbers from Realtek. Therefore, it is unclear whether the drives are in an early stage of development, or have already proceeded to prototyping and testing. Though regardless of the current situation, given the fact that ADATA was the only significant adopter of the RTS5760, it is highly likely that it has a close relationship with Realtek and will be able to offer its RTS5763DL-based drives ahead of the competition.

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  • Dragonstongue - Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - link

    if there is no more direct information such as expected pricing, TBW figures (for data durability) why bother posting such things?

    We have more then enough paper launches prior to retail availability, such as Nv making people foam at the mouth for non existent products or Intel constantly wanting to enforce "10nm designs from us will be far better than 7nm designs from others because of X Y and Z reason" when there is 0 product on the shelf A and B have failed to make their 10nm designs available to anyone but themselves.

    if it is a ready to buy product with more information, by all means, otherwise might as well give such things to wccftech who specialize on taking fud and spinning it as the best thing since sliced bread and when the product actually launches and is worse then they reported it would be (performance, price, TDP (which is a stupid designation to begin with) they list other half-truths to act as if "we were right all along"

    anadtech used to be much better then this, only working on what was released for reviews and such what happened? trying to drum up business for vendors with non existent products with unknown real world specifications or availability?
  • MrCommunistGen - Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - link

    Just noticing that they're advertising the SX7100 as supporting HMB - which implies that at least some models will either be DRAM-less, or will have reduced DRAM compared to the standard 1GB DRAM per 1TB NAND.

    We'll see what kind of performance shakes out after reviews come out.

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