XPG GAMMIX S10 512GB Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅13-08-17
Conclusion
NVMe drives have become increasingly popular this year, with users taking advantage of the extreme speeds compared to SATA solutions, as well as the lack of any cables making their builds look ever more beautiful.

ADATA have provided an M.2 SSD with an appealing enclosure, ready to be displayed within any system, though this would obviously match any black/red theme best. Itís frustrating that the XPG logo is upside down when mounted within any conventionally positioned M.2 slot, we canít understand the design choice in that respect. The drive didnít seem to suffer from any kind of throttling during our tests, which indicates that the heatsink was performing as required.

The drive performs reasonably well even if it does find itself at the lower end of NVMe performance; that being said, it is almost £100 cheaper than some similar capacity drives from Samsung, Kingston and Corsair. Itís clear that the drive is nowhere near saturating the current PCI-E x4 bandwidth, but at a touch over £200 for a fast, good looking, 512GB NVMe, the GAMMIX S10 represents decent value for money.

The ADATA GAMMIX S10 is backed by a 5-year warranty, which is 2 to 4 years longer than similarly priced NVMe drives; everyone can appreciate a lengthy warranty period.



The ADATA GAMMIX S10 is a good looking drive with a functional heatsink, offering relatively fast speeds at an affordable price point

Pros
+ Functional heatsink
+ Drive looks great
+ Priced competitively
+ Lengthy warranty

Neutral
+- Not the fastest drive available

Cons
- XPG logo is upside down


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