Thursday, September 29th 2016

ADATA Launches the XPG SX8000 PCI Express 3.0 x4 M.2 2280 Gaming SSD

ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched theXPG SX8000 SSD, which uses an M.2 form factor loaded with 3D MLC NAND Flash and an SMI 2260controller. The SX8000 meets NVMe 1.2 specifications and connects directly to motherboards via PCI Express 3.0 x4 (PCIe 3x4) to deliver 2.4GB/s read and 1GB/s write, with 100K/140K IOPS. The SX8000 arrives in diverse capacities (128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB), ensuring a new generation of SSD performance is available to more users. A slightly faster version fitted with an attractive XPG heatsink will release by the end of October, promising an aesthetic bonus for case modding enthusiasts.

The XPG SX8000 connects to desktop and notebook PCs via low profile M.2 2280 and channels data through PCI Express 3.0 x4 (four lane). The low latency and big bandwidth of PCIe enable up to 2.4GB/s read and 1GB/s write - four times the read and twice the write performance of average SATA 6Gb/s SSDs. Random 4K IOPS figures are 100K read and 140K write, also significantly more than SATA-based drives.The SX8000 features full NVMe 1.2 compatibility, powering a large performance boost that means users notice gains in real world scenarios, especially loading times within games that require heavy asset streaming and in professional applications such as graphics and audio rendering.
Flexible and durable 3D NAND
The SX8000 represents a new era not just in performance, but in its very architecture. It uses reliable 3D MLC NAND Flash, allowing ADATA to produce versions in capacities from 128GB to 1TB. With 3D NAND, reliability, performance, and efficiency all get a boost as more storage is fitted onto a smaller form factor without increasing power demands. The SX8000 features a 2 million hour MTBF (mean time between failures) rating, or 25% longer than 2D NAND SSD (which average 1.5 million hours).

Range of data-enhancing features
ADATA firmware design takes utmost data performance and integrity into consideration with every SSD. Intelligent SLC Caching allows the drive to operate in pseudo single-level cell mode for speed boosts when extreme data loads are encountered. It can also leverage system RAM to increase performance via DRAM Cache Buffer, helping maintain consistent throughput even during the most intense tasks. LDPC ECC (low density parity check error correction) prevents data corruption and promotes integrity, while Data Shaping evenly distributes task loads across NAND Flash cells. The SX8000 is therefore a pioneer in performance that offers a complete package of reliability-augmenting features. It is backed by a 5-year warranty.
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18 Comments on ADATA Launches the XPG SX8000 PCI Express 3.0 x4 M.2 2280 Gaming SSD

#2
alucasa
I am eagerly waiting for "gaming" SATA cable.
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#3
Fx
The IOPs is garbage. The whole point of getting a PCIe SSD is to get very high performance.
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#4
deu
alucasa said:
I am eagerly waiting for "gaming" SATA cable.
Ye Razer will release a new line with LEDs in them!

Irony aside:

Would LED in the SATA cables not make a ton of sense, and then have the lighting shift depending on the load / task / type of transfer at hand? :0

Il'l take job preposals in the inbox, razer....
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#5
ixi
If only we could know price for 128 - 512 GB
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#6
GhostRyder
Does not seems to bad, would like to see pricing with the heatsink variants.
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#10
aldo5
Solidstate89 said:
You lost me at "gaming SSD." :shadedshu:
same feeling... i was like - oho a new "pci" "3.0 x4"... I wonder about specs and price... about to open article and take it seriously... a "Gaming SSD"? yea, no thx!
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#11
TheinsanegamerN
how are those IOPS "significantly" better then SATA? There are SATA III drives with 110k IOPS read speeds. 100k IOPS read speed is terrible for a PCIe drive.
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#12
simlariver
I wonder if price will be on par with Intel P600 line. Those are prety cheap and consume almost no power.
If there is one thing in computers that's getting significaltly better that's M.2 drives. Now laptops need to provide more M.2 slots...
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#13
Prima.Vera
Yeah, the controller must be a cheapo one....
Waiting for a review.
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#14
madturd
What's with the constant "world leader" "world leading" introduction in articles. Some of them aren't even world leading. Get someone else who can write better and who doesn't sound like a broken record.
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#15
R-T-B
madturd said:
What's with the constant "world leader" "world leading" introduction in articles. Some of them aren't even world leading. Get someone else who can write better and who doesn't sound like a broken record.
It's called marketing. These articles aren't written by TPU. What? You expected ADATA to introduce themselves as "mediocre value-oriented product vendor ADATA..."?
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#16
madturd
R-T-B said:
It's called marketing. These articles aren't written by TPU. What? You expected ADATA to introduce themselves as "mediocre value-oriented product vendor ADATA..."?
They are, look at autor of article.
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#17
R-T-B
madturd said:
They are, look at autor of article.
He just reposts from the media feed. That's why it sounds so ad-like.
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#18
ADATA-Izzy
ADATA Rep
It says "leading" because we are indeed in the top 3 for DRAM and Flash products. It doesn't say world leading, not sure why that was mentioned above. As for the "gaming" SSD label, it's just to denote the intended target audience. The controller is a Silicon Motion 2260. We will have addition SX models with newer controllers and higher densities. Thanks.
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