Product on Review: XPG SX8200 NVMe SSD
Manufacturer: ADATA XPG
Street Price: 240GB - £81.01 / 480GB - £131.67 / 960GB - £250.17
XPG are an ADATA company, particularly aimed towards the gaming community with the black PCB and red accents. Back in March, XPG released the SX8200 series NVMe SSDs, available in 240GB, 480GB and 960GB capacities.
Today we get to bring you the SX8200 480GB SSD, featuring SLC caching, Error Correcting Code (ECC) and a DRAM Cache Buffer for increased performance. The SX8200 utilises the NVMe 1.3 standard and operates using 64-layer 3D NAND flash paired with an SM2262 Flash controller.
The 480GB and 960GB drives claim read and write speeds of 3200MB/s and 1700MB/s respectively, while the 240GB drives write speed is limited to 1100MB/s. IOPS are rated at 310,000 read and 280,000 write.
Those numbers look dangerously close to the recognised market leader, Samsung so pricing is the key factor here. With the 240GB being available for £80 and the 480GB available for £130, while the 960GB can be had for just over £250; pricing certainly seems good, but how does the performance stack up? Read on to find out.
XPG on the SX8200:
The SX8200 M.2 2280 SSD is our fastest SSD to date, designed for PC enthusiasts, dedicated gamers, and overclockers. It features an ultra-fast PCIe Gen3x4 interface, offering sustained peak R/W speeds of 3200/1700MB per second, outpacing SATA 6Gb/s by a huge margin. NVMe 1.3 qualified, the SX8200 delivers superior random read/write performance and multi-tasking capabilities. With SLC Caching, DRAM Cache Buffer, and LDPC ECC technologies, it maintains high speeds and data integrity during even the most intense gaming, rendering, overclocking, and other high demand applications.