The UltimaPRO X SSD is one of the latest products from a UK based company called Integral Memory (not to be confused with their SD card lineup). Some of you might have not heard of the company yet, but they are quite popular for their storage solutions with hardware encryption level and FIPS certification, the Crypto series. Today we are going to review the Integral UltimaPRO X 480GB SATA III SSD that is geared towards PC gamers, graphics artists, content creators and pro-consumers. The UltimaPRO X is powered by a Phison S10 controller paired with high quality MLC NAND flash. The UltimaPRO X is said to deliver sequential speeds of up to 565MB/s read and 545MB/s write, with a maximum random read/write IOPs of up to 92,000. Can this SSD keep up with the competition? Let’s find out in our Integral UltimaPRO X 480GB review below.
Integral UltimaPRO X SSD Review
The Integral UltimaPro X SSD series is the company’s storage solution designed to cater the needs of PC gamers, content creators, and pro-consumers. It is powered by a Phison S10 quad-core 8-channel controller, a controller that is used by many SSD manufacturers nowadays. On paper, it offers sequential speeds of up to 565MB/s read and 545MB/s write, and maximum random read/write IOPS of up to 92,000. With these speeds, gamers will enjoy faster loading times, power-users and content creators with enjoy a more responsive system and faster boot time.
The UltimaPro X SSD uses MLC-NAND flash technology. It features a robust ECC algorithm that corrects up to 120 bits error in 2K Byte data. Efficient bad block management and reduced write amplification further increases endurance. It also features S.M.A.R.T. that monitors the SSD’s health and supports TRIM as well. The SSDs are also CE and FCC certified and RoHs compliant.
The UltimaPro X SSD series consist of three different capacities: 240GB, 480GB and 960GB. Based on internal testing by the company (and using ATTO), the 240GB capacity offers sequential speeds of up to 565MB/s read and 400MB/s write; the 480GB capacity offers up to 565MB/s read and 545MB/s write; and the 960GB offers up to 560MB/s read and 540MB/s write. Among the three capacities, the 480GB seems to offer the better read/write performance.
On paper, the UltimaPRO X SSD series has a total Bytes written (TBW) endurance of 107 for the 240GB, 240 for the 480GB and 465 for the 960GB. They also come with a mean time before failure (MTBF) rate of more than 2 million hours and the company is offering a limited 3 year warranty.
Check out the rest of its specifications on the table below. Then let’s proceed to the next page for a closer look at the SSD.
Integral UltimaPRO X SSD Specifications
|Interface||SATA III 6Gbps
Also Compatible with SATA II 3Gbps
Also Compatible with SATA 1.5Gbps
|Power Consumption (mW)||240GB - Read 2090, Write 3610, Idle 365
480GB – Read 2235, Write 4370, Idle 375
960GB – Read 2520, Write 4450, Idle 400
|Operating Temp||0° - +70°C|
|Storage Temp||-40° - +85°C|
|Humidity||RH 90% under 40°C (operational) (4 hours test)|
|Shock (non-operational)||Acceleration Force 1500G @ 0.5ms Half Sin Pulse Duration|
|Vibration (nonoperational)||Frequency/Displacement = 20Hz~1.52mm
Frequency/Acceleration = 80Hz~2000Hz/20G
Vibration Orientation = X. Y, Z axis/30min
|Supports SMART Software||Yes|
|Supports TRIM||Yes (OS support required)|
|ECC scheme||S10 corrects up to 120 bits error in 2K Byte data|
|MTBF||>2 Million Hours|
|Compliance||CE, FCC, RoHS|
|TBW||240GB = 107
480GB = 240
960GB = 465
|Dimensions||100mm x 69.85mm x 7mm|