ADATA's XPG SX8200, beating Intel on a level playing field?

Subject: Storage | May 25, 2018 - 02:47 PM |
Tagged: XPG SX8200, SM2262, NVMe, M.2, adta, 480GB

ADATA's XPG SX8200 uses the Silicon Motion SM2262 controller found in recent Intel and Mushkin M.2 SSDs, so we have an idea of its capabilities in conjunction with Micron's 64-layer 3D TLC NAND.  In The Tech Reports real world testing this drive beat out Intel's 760p by a small margin in both reads and writes and it is slightly cheaper to pick up.  It didn't come out as the fastest drive they've tested but it does show up near the top. 

If you aren't quite sure if this drive is for you, just wait a wee bit as Al has it strapped down on his test bench right now *Allyn EDIT* our review is now live!.

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"Adata's got a half-dozen NVMe M.2 drives available across its entire lineup, but its latest—the XPG SX8200—promises to dazzle with Micron's newest-gen 3D TLC and a Silicon Motion SM2262 controller. We break down the XPG SX8200 to find out if it's as good as the top dogs in the market."

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May 26, 2018 | 05:42 AM - Posted by JohnGR

I am thinking of buying this model, the 240GB one. It looks to be fast enough and it's about 15 euros cheaper compared to a Samsung model. It doesn't sound much, but it is half a dozen souvlakia with pita and a couple beers. So, this makes the Adata option more tasty.

May 27, 2018 | 10:27 AM - Posted by SomeVegaGraphicsInDaLaptop (not verified)

Look at this laptop(Acer Predator Helios 500) it has an option for a Ryzen 7 2700 and a Vega 56 GPU.

May 27, 2018 | 02:13 PM - Posted by MozBandwidthFerUSBs (not verified)

USB 3.2 is getting closer with IP that takes 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gb/s links that are link bonded/aggregated to create a single logical link that supports 20Gb/s. And current Type-C cables that support USB 3.1 already have the extra wires needed to accomodate the full 20Gb/s bandwidth.


"Synopsys Shows World’s First USB 3.2 Demo with 20Gbps Speeds"

May 28, 2018 | 04:45 AM - Posted by Prodeous

There is no link to the article itself:

May 28, 2018 | 01:29 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

It is always at the bottom of the article if I manage to forget the link.

May 28, 2018 | 04:52 AM - Posted by Prodeous

Just read through the review. drive has some promise, price/performance is there. Tempted to get one for my next build

May 29, 2018 | 06:53 PM - Posted by Allyn Malventano

Yeah, the performance is good, and the price is even better. The price, in fact, is what earned it gold. Had it been priced the same as the 960 EVO, there would likely not have been an award.

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