ADATA XPG SX930 Solid State Drive Overview
With the XPG SX930 ADATA has gone with a black metal casing with a more attractive sticker on the top. I guess ADATA did not think the bird logo that was on the SX900 was attracting many gamers so they changed it up. Also on the top sticker it lists the capacity, which in our case is 240GB.
Flipping the drive over there is another sticker that has the model number, warranty code, and WWN code on it. Also on the bottom of the drive you will find four mounting holes.
Taking a look at the drive from the side you can see how thin it is, this is a 7mm drive although ADATA does provide the 9mm adapter if you need to install this is a larger device. On each side of the drive are two mounting holes.
On the end of the drive you have your typical SATA power and data connections.
To get inside the drive you will need to remove 2 screws on each side of the drive. Please do not do this or you will void your warranty! Once inside you will find a small PCB, which is half the side of the actual drive. It is faced down, but on the back there are four NAND chips. ADATA advertises these as “Enterprise MLC Plus” NAND, but it is simply higher binned NAND that will support the 5-year warranty. If you didn’t know ADATA does all of their NAND packaging and binning in-house.
If you remove three more screws you can take out the entire PCB. Flipping it over you can see four more of the NAND chips, a Nanya 256MB cache chip, and the JMicron JMF670H controller.