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ADATA launches their XPG SX8200 Pro and GAMMIX S5 M.2 NVMe SSDs

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ADATA launches their XPG SX8200 Pro and GAMMIX S5 M.2 NVMe SSDs

ADATA launches their XPG SX8200 Pro and GAMMIX S5 M.2 NVMe SSDs

ADATA has officially unveiled two new XPG series M.2/NVMe SSD, each of which delivers performance levels that can easily outpace any of today's SATA-based offerings.   

Starting with the XPG GAMMIX S5, the model with the slim heatsink that is pictured above, we have a PCIe 3.0 x4 drive which offers capacities of 256GB, 512GB and 1TB and uses what appears to be 3D TLC NAND (TBC) with an SLC cache, sequential read/write speeds of 2,100/1,500MB/s offering more than a 3x boost when compared to most SATA-powered SSDs. 

When compared to standard M.2 SSDs, the GAMMIX S5 is said to run 10 degrees cooler than M.2 SSDs that lack an integrated heatspreader, though this heatsink may introduce compatibility issues when used with motherboards that have integated M.2 heatsinks.  

Next up we have the SX8200 Pro, which is ADATA's high-end M.2 SSD offering, which used four PCIe 3.0 lanes to offer sequential read/write speeds of up to 3,500/3,000MB/s, easily outpacing the GAMMIX S5. ADATA also advertises this drive's random performance, which is read/write IOPS of 390/380K. This drive is expected to use TLC NAND with SLC caching, a DRAM cache buffer and E2E Data Protection. 

Both of these new SSDs are expected to be available later this month, though availability will vary by region. 

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24-10-2018, 13:39:15

Bartacus
I love Adata. In Canada, they're always at the top of the "bang for buck" category. I have an SX8200 (non pro), and it's great. Much cheaper than Samsung, 95% of the performance.Quote

24-10-2018, 14:13:25

RobM
about time to get some serious competition v Samsung, the Gammix s5 seem a bit poor thoughQuote

24-10-2018, 15:00:19

Bartacus
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Originally Posted by RobM View Post
about time to get some serious competition v Samsung, the Gammix s5 seem a bit poor though
Depends on price. 2100 / 1500 is nothing to sneeze at, and if it's much cheaper than Samsung, a lot of bang-for-buck guys like me will buy it. Yeah you won't get the speed, but is that speed noticeable in anything other than SSD speed bar graphs? Heck, I went from RAID0 SSDs to NVME, and even though the speed is WAY higher, I don't feel that speed difference at all.Quote

24-10-2018, 15:04:30

RobM
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Originally Posted by Bartacus View Post
Depends on price. 2100 / 1500 is nothing to sneeze at, and if it's much cheaper than Samsung, a lot of bang-for-buck guys like me will buy it. Yeah you won't get the speed, but is that speed noticeable in anything other than SSD speed bar graphs? Heck, I went from RAID0 SSDs to NVME, and even though the speed is WAY higher, I don't feel that speed difference at all.
That's good to know, I am yet to afford and nvme drive although I expect to get one for xmas, maybe I would be better off steering SWIMBO to a larger slower drive than the smaller faster samsung.Quote

24-10-2018, 15:26:47

Bartacus
If you look at the current SX8200, the stats are comparable to Samsungs (at least the 1TB model). Looking at current Canadian local pricing:

1) ADATA SX8200 960GB - 3200 read / 1700 write, $294CDN
2) Samsung 970 EVO 1TB - 3500 read / 2500 write, $439CDN

If you drop down to the Samsung 960 EVO, it's still $338CDN (on sale though, BIG sale, like old stock blowout sale). So in that particular case, ADATA blows Samsung right out of the water IMO.Quote
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