Thursday, June 7th 2018

ADATA XPG SX7100 Price-performance Sweetspot SSD Detailed

ADATA exhibited two new M.2 NVMe SSD with PCI-Express 3.0 x4 interface, the XPG SX7100 and the SX8200. The SX7100 is positioned a notch above PCIe 3.0 x2 drives, such as the SX6000 series, and could be priced close to those drives. This drive succeeds the XPG SX7000 from last year. It combines 2nd generation (10 nm-class) 3D TLC NAND flash memory with Realtek RTS5760 controller, which supports NVMe 1.3 and HMB.

The drive comes in a variety of capacities ranging from 120 GB all the way up to 1920 GB, with 240 GB, 480 GB, and 960 GB along the way. It offers sequential transfer rates of up to 2100 MB/s reads, with up to 1500 MB/s writes; both of which are a significant step up from the 1800/850 MB/s reads/writes of the SX7000. ADATA didn't reveal when it plans to launch SX7100, but that when it does, it will strike a price-performance sweet-spot that could drive buyers away from both PCIe x2 and pricey PCIe x4 options.
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15 Comments on ADATA XPG SX7100 Price-performance Sweetspot SSD Detailed

#1
dj-electric
The SX8200 is brilliantly priced, with immense price-perf ratio. And it has semi-flagship M.2 performance.
How much lower could they really go with this much cheaper unit? Could we expect 100 euros for the 480GB variant in EU?
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#2
TheinsanegamerN
FINALLY we have a competitor to 2TB samsung NVMe drives.

Any word on prices?
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#3
vMax65
"dj-electric said:
The SX8200 is brilliantly priced, with immense price-perf ratio. And it has semi-flagship M.2 performance.
How much lower could they really go with this much cheaper unit? Could we expect 100 euros for the 480GB variant in EU?
Couldn't agree more. I have the Adata SX8200 and I could not believe the price for performance at £130 for the 480GB!!! Simply stunning...I wonder how much the SX7100 will be..
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#4
Vya Domus
120gb drives need to slowly die out.
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#5
Dimi
"vMax65 said:
Couldn't agree more. I have the Adata SX8200 and I could not believe the price for performance at £130 for the 480GB!!! Simply stunning...I wonder how much the SX7100 will be..
Meh i only paid 30€ more for the 500GB Samsung 970 Evo and its even only 25€ difference now. For me the price of the Samsung migration software and the extra 20gb is worth the price.
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#6
Fx
"Vya Domus said:
120gb drives need to slowly die out.
Not really. This segment is still needed for unique builds designed with specific needs in mind. Many of these builds aren't ever upgraded.

For example, someone building a HTPC. You do not need much storage for your OS. If anything you really only need 20-60GB depending on the OS such as linux or windows. These capacities can sometimes be hard to find so a 120GB ends up in the build as the lowest capacity/cheapest or bang-for-buck storage.
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#7
Dimi
"Fx said:
Not really. This segment is still needed for unique builds designed with specific needs in mind. Many of these builds aren't ever upgraded.

For example, someone building a HTPC. You do not need much storage for your OS. If anything you really only need 20-60GB depending on the OS such as linux or windows. These capacities can sometimes be hard to find so the 120GB ends up in the build.
120gb would also be useful to use in a Nas. The new Synology Nas's can take NVME ssd's for installing the OS on.
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#8
Fx
"Dimi said:
120gb would also be useful to use in a Nas. The new Synology Nas's can take NVME ssd's for installing the OS on.
Aye
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#9
vMax65
"Dimi said:
Meh i only paid 30€ more for the 500GB Samsung 970 Evo and its even only 25€ difference now. For me the price of the Samsung migration software and the extra 20gb is worth the price.
Cheapest I could find for a rep dealer in the UK was £170 and thats £40 more than the ADATA...Which is more than a good saving. No doubt Samsung are having to drop there prices rapidly due to these new cheaper NVMe SSD's and that can only be a goood thing. When I bought the ADATA SX8200 it was £70 cheaper the the Sammy 970 EVO 500GB a couple of weeks ago.
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#10
kingdi1
did somebody noticed that there's misplaced (unsoldered) smd capacitors (near to flash).
and also slightly rotated.
this device should not work
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#11
RejZoR
"Vya Domus said:
120gb drives need to slowly die out.
Not really. 120 and 128GB drives are perfect to accelerate laptops on the cheap for those who don't hoard data on them, but they need them to be snappy. Also, 120/128GB SSD's are ideal for HDD+SSD caching. Cheap, but still big enough to make massive caches. People really need to realize how much of a difference SSD makes in a laptop. Investing 50€ for an SSD in old laptop that otherwise works well and it'll totally change it how it behaves. Not only it'll be faster, it'll also be quieter and cooler. I've been sticking SSD's in laptops since days of ACER Aspire One (I had the 160GB HDD in it and replaced it with an 80GB Intel SSD (Intel X-25M). Such a dramatic difference. Haven't had HDD in any laptop since. Next one was blessed with 128GB Crucial M4 and my current one came with 256GB Samsung SSD out of the box (basically an OEM version of 750 Evo). Anyway, enough of drooling, SSD's are cool and people need to use them more. The old write anxiety is gone and they are really good even if you pick the crappiest cheapest one (except DRAMless ones tho).
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#13
Vayra86
"dj-electric said:
The SX8200 is brilliantly priced, with immense price-perf ratio. And it has semi-flagship M.2 performance.
How much lower could they really go with this much cheaper unit? Could we expect 100 euros for the 480GB variant in EU?
If they can bring it down to SATA SSD price/GB I'm sold :P
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#14
gggplaya
"Vya Domus said:
120gb drives need to slowly die out.
I got a 120GB drive from microcenter for $25. I needed it to replace the mechanical hard drive on my Plex server, mostly to save 1-2watts, but also for fast boot up time after updates and power outages. All of my media files are stored on my NAS, so I didn't need a ton of storage, just enough to install Linux and hold the metadata for Plex.

I also purchased the same drive and installed it on my parent's computers, they only use their PC's for internet surfing and for quicken books. Fast boot times and app loading times are very nice to have, and 120GB is plenty of space for them.

There's no reason to get rid of 120gb drives, unless you can get 256gb down to <$30.
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#15
Prima.Vera
"Vya Domus said:
120gb drives need to slowly die out.
I am very happy with my 60GB drive for OS boot. And it's only 50% filled with a ton of apps installed including Office 2016
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