Tuesday, July 30th 2019

ADATA Launches XPG GAMMIX S50 PCIe Gen4 SSD

ADATA Technology (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 3260.TWO), a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and mobile accessories today announces the launch of the XPG GAMMIX S50 PCIe Gen 4 x4 M.2 2280 solid state drive (SSD). Utilizing next-generation PCIe Gen 4 x4 and implementing the NVMe 1.3 standard, the S50 delivers blazing-fast read/write performance of 5000 / 4400 MB per second. What's more, it features an aluminium heat sink for excellent heat dissipation, 3D Flash memory with up to 2 TB capacity, SLC caching, a DRAM cache buffer, End-to-End Data Protection, and Low-Density Parity-Check (LDPC) error correcting code technology.

The S50 supports the NVMe standard and utilizes the latest PCIe Gen 4 x4 interface to let users enjoy sustained read/write speeds of up to 5000 / 4400 MB per second. What's more, with 3D Flash memory it offers a leap forward in capacity, efficiency, and durability. Also with the M.2 2280 specification, it supports the latest Intel and AMD platforms. These capabilities make the S50 ideally suited for gamers, PC enthusiasts, overclockers, and graphics professionals.
Leap into the Future with PCIe 4.0
Sporting the latest PCIe Gen 4 x4 interface, the S50 offers speeds that are up to it ten times faster than a SATA SSD and is fully compatible with PCIe 3.0. In combination with SLC caching, a DRAM cache buffer, the S50 delivers sustained read/write speeds of up to 5000/4400MB per second and random read/write of up to 750K/750K IOPS.

Stays and Looks Cool
The S50 stays in any firefight thanks to its aluminium heat sink. The heat sink can reduce temperatures by up to 10 degrees for ultimate stability. Not only does it keep the S50 cool, but it also looks cool too with its sports-car-inspired design.

In Pursuit of Efficiency
The S50 supports LDPC error correcting code technology to detect and fix a wider range of data errors for more accurate data transfers and a longer SSD lifespan. In addition, with E2E (End-to-End) Data Protection and RAID Engine support, the S50 ensures data security and integrity.

Every component on the S50 has passed meticulous screening, testing, and certification. What's more, it comes backed by a 5-year warranty.

Exact availability of the S50 may vary by region.
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22 Comments on ADATA Launches XPG GAMMIX S50 PCIe Gen4 SSD

#1
Eskimonster
Is there a picture on the rear with a sports car, corse i aint seeing it :)
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#2
cucker tarlson
if this is still on micron's 3d tlc then you'd all better pass.
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kapone32
cucker tarlson, post: 4089303, member: 173472"
if this is still on micron's 3d tlc then you'd all better pass.
Why would you say that. I have more than 8 Adata drives and none of them have failed.
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cucker tarlson
kapone32, post: 4089306, member: 181865"
Why would you say that. I have more than 8 Adata drives and none of them have failed.
I got two of them too.Not failing is a low bar.I'm talking about non-cache performance,once the cache runs out my adata 3d tlc drive is slower than my hdd.860 evo is literally 4x as fast in the last 40GB file copy test.
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kapone32
cucker tarlson, post: 4089309, member: 173472"
I got two of them too.Not failing is a low bar.I'm talking about non-cache performance,once the cache runs out my adata 3d tlc drive is slower than my hdd.860 evo is literally 4x as fast in the last 40GB file copy test.
Which ones exactly and what size not all Adata drives are equal for exactly that reason. The Gammix XPG is their top tier of consumer NVME.
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#6
cucker tarlson
doesn't mattter,I'm talking about nand perfrormance.gammix is certainly NOT their top line,never been,that's 8200 pro.
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#7
kapone32
cucker tarlson, post: 4089312, member: 173472"
doesn't mattter,I'm talking about nand perfrormance.gammix is certainly NOT their top line,never been,that's 8200 pro.
The Gammix and 8200 Pro are fine drives and it really doesn't matter what NAND is used as the controller and DRAM cache have a definite impact on sustained performance but size does matter. The only NVME drive that will give you what you are looking for is the 970 PRO from Samsung and you pay for that. Below is a quote form Toms Hardware for their 1TB review.

"It seems that the Adata XPG SX8200 Pro features a two-tiered write cache. During the first minute of the test, the drive wrote over 165GB of data at an average rate of 2.85GB/s. Then performance degraded to an average of 1.1GB/s over the next 7-8 minutes while the drive wrote an additional 500GB of data. After that, it degraded once more to an average of 615MB/s. So, for those of you who write lots of large files, the SX8200 Pro should be able to handle the workload without much issue."
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#8
cucker tarlson
kapone32, post: 4089317, member: 181865"
The Gammix and 8200 Pro are fine drives and it really doesn't matter what NAND is used as the controller and DRAM cache have a definite impact on sustained performance but size does matter. The only NVME drive that will give you what you are looking for is the 970 PRO from Samsung and you pay for that. Below is a quote form Toms Hardware for their 1TB review.

"It seems that the Adata XPG SX8200 Pro features a two-tiered write cache. During the first minute of the test, the drive wrote over 165GB of data at an average rate of 2.85GB/s. Then performance degraded to an average of 1.1GB/s over the next 7-8 minutes while the drive wrote an additional 500GB of data. After that, it degraded once more to an average of 615MB/s. So, for those of you who write lots of large files, the SX8200 Pro should be able to handle the workload without much issue."
the performance on a 1tb nvme drive dropped to 600mb/s after 665gb and you see no problem ? look how fast a toshiba bics drive does last 16gb on sn750

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kapone32
cucker tarlson, post: 4089319, member: 173472"
the performance on a 1tb nvme drive dropped to 600mb/s after 665gb and you see no problem ? look how fast a toshiba bics drive does last 16gb on sn750


Unless you are a real power user moving 665 GB of data is a non issue. Personally the most I have transferred is about 400GB (Moving all of my Total War games to NVME) at one time. You are also looking at drives that have new controllers so that could be considered a new generation.
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#10
Nuckles56
cucker tarlson, post: 4089319, member: 173472"
the performance on a 1tb nvme drive dropped to 600mb/s after 665gb and you see no problem ? look how fast a toshiba bics drive does last 16gb on sn750


Chances are the Anandtech test is after the drive has had a chance to recover and move blocks around, whilst the the 665gb is in the dirty state. I doubt many drives (if any) would have the ability to keep 100% speed even as the drive gets a 100% capacity write, even the 970 Pro you favor.
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#11
cucker tarlson
Nuckles56, post: 4089326, member: 167055"
Chances are the Anandtech test is after the drive has had a chance to recover and move blocks around, whilst the the 665gb is in the dirty state. I doubt many drives (if any) would have the ability to keep 100% speed even as the drive gets a 100% capacity write, even the 970 Pro you favor.
where did I say anything about 970 pro ????????
and anandtech the test is done after slc cache is full.
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#12
kapone32
cucker tarlson, post: 4089338, member: 173472"
where did I say anything about 970 pro ????????
and anandtech the test is done after slc cache is full.
Maybe he was replying to me about the 970 Pro. Which I do not favour as for me Adata is the best at price/performance.
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#13
cucker tarlson
kapone32, post: 4089345, member: 181865"
Maybe he was replying to me about the 970 Pro. Which I do not favour as for me Adata is the best at price/performance.
it's good but not the best
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kapone32
cucker tarlson, post: 4089347, member: 173472"
it's good but not the best
In terms of price/performance show me a drive that is better than the 8200 Pro.
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cucker tarlson
kapone32, post: 4089348, member: 181865"
In terms of price/performance show me a drive that is better than the 8200 Pro.
mp510
cs3030
cheaper and faster
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#16
jonup
cucker tarlson, post: 4089338, member: 173472"
where did I say anything about 970 pro ????????
and anandtech the test is done after slc cache is full.
Do you understand that this is not a realistic, worse case scenario? Or you just a troll?

On topic, what controller is used in this drive? Adata hasn't used phison controllers in the past so this might be the first non-e16 pcie4.
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#17
kapone32
cucker tarlson, post: 4089349, member: 173472"
mp510
cs3030
cheaper and faster
This is why I like this site so much. In terms of the MP 510 it is cheaper but if it is anything like the 500 (which runs about 15 C hotter than my Adata) I am not interested. The PNY drive is definitely interesting though. Unfortunately it would seem I can only buy that drive from the US though and with import fees and shipping it would cost more. Not that I am looking to buy any othert NVME drives this one looks promising to me. It was one of the ones in your Anandtech post.

https://www.amazon.ca/Silicon-Power-NVMe-Gen3x4-000MB/dp/B07QR8LD7Y/ref=sr_1_28?keywords=NVME&qid=1564490218&refinements=p_n_feature_three_browse-bin%3A7329965011%7C7329967011&rnid=7329964011&s=pc&sr=1-28

jonup, post: 4089356, member: 184059"
Do you understand that this is not a realistic, worse case scenario? Or you just a troll?
He is not a troll, everyone on here likes to share their opinions on tech.
jonup, post: 4089356, member: 184059"
Do you understand that this is not a realistic, worse case scenario? Or you just a troll?

On topic, what controller is used in this drive? Adata hasn't used phison controllers in the past so this might be the first non-e16 pcie4.
Apparently the Phison is the controller of choice for almost all PCI_E 4.0 NVME drives.
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#18
cucker tarlson
jonup, post: 4089356, member: 184059"
Do you understand that this is not a realistic, worse case scenario? Or you just a troll?

On topic, what controller is used in this drive? Adata hasn't used phison controllers in the past so this might be the first non-e16 pcie4.
what is an unrealistic scenario ? filling the drive ? running out of slc cache ? what's the point of testing nand memory if you're doing it in ideal,cached scenario?

how is comparing ssd drives not on topic in a thread about ssd drives ? did your feelings get hurt cause you own one of the drives I mentioned ?

the controller's name is in the picture,in capital letters
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#19
Ahhzz
Guys, you all have something useful to provide to this conversation, and we'd love to have you all keep doing so. Keep the personal asides, attacks, poking, etc out of the thread, or we'll have to bump some of you out of the conversation.
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#20
jonup
cucker tarlson, post: 4089400, member: 173472"
what is an unrealistic scenario ? filling the drive ? running out of slc cache ? what's the point of testing nand memory if you're doing it in ideal,cached scenario?

how is comparing ssd drives not on topic in a thread about ssd drives ? did your feelings get hurt cause you own one of the drives I mentioned ?

the controller's name is in the picture,in capital letters
Thanks, so it is a phison-e16... nothing new here.
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#21
demian_vi
cucker tarlson, post: 4089349, member: 173472"
mp510
cs3030
cheaper and faster
same price and equal performance more or less
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#22
cucker tarlson
demian_vi, post: 4090626, member: 187967"
same price and equal performance more or less
better nand for sure,they're using bics
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