Adata Atom 50 SSD review: Affordable with excellent real world performance

While not one of the fastest PCIe 4 NVMe drive in benchmarks, this worthy scored big time in our real life transfers

Adata Atom 50
  • Expert Rating

    4.50 / 5


  • Excellent real world performance
  • PS5 compatible
  • Affordable


  • A couple of GBps slower on PCle 4 synthetic benchmarks
  • Uses host memory bus (HMB) rather than onboard DRAM, though seemingly without the usual performance penalty
  • PS5 doesn't support HMB

Bottom Line

The Atom 50 was second-tier on synthetic benchmarks, but tied for number one in our real life transfer tests over PCle 4. It's affordable and PS5 compatible, but uses HMB (your PC's DRAM) for primary cache, which the PS5 does not support. Hence, there might be a small drop in performance inside Sony's console.

Would you buy this?

  • Price

    TBA (AUD)

Price when reviewed

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