Thursday, September 19th 2019

ADATA XPG Launches SX8100 PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 SSD

ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and mobile accessories today announces the launch of the XPG SX8100 PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 Solid State Drive (SSD). Utilizing PCIe Gen3x4, 3D NAND Flash, and featuring 3500/3000MB/s read and write, the SX8100 M.2 2280 SSD gives DIY enthusiasts, overclockers and graphics professionals the performance they seek.

Supporting PCIe Gen3x4 and the NVMe 1.3 standard the SX8100 delivers read and write speeds of up to 3500/3000MB per second and random read and write of 300K/240K IOPS. Along with 3D NAND Flash, it offers high capacities, efficiency, and durability, while the M.2 2280 form factor supports the latest Intel and AMD platforms. With SLC caching and a DRAM cache buffer the SX8100 accelerates PC performance for quick access to files and game loading.
The SX8100 supports LDPC (Low-Density Parity-Check) error correcting code technology to detect and fix a wider range of data errors. Meanwhile, E2E (End-to-End) Data Protection and RAID Engine ensure security, integrity, and durability. Every component on the SX8100 has passed meticulous screening, testing, and certification. What's more, it ships with the comfort of a 5-year warranty.

Exact availability of the SX8100 may vary by region.
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21 Comments on ADATA XPG Launches SX8100 PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 SSD

#1
JoeKundlak
One wonders what is the difference between 8100 and 8200 then? Both seem to be Gen3x4, speeds are basically the same...
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#2
JalleR
It is a Realteck Controller not SMI, and my guess is less DRAM than the SX8200, Side note: the S40G has less DRAM at lower speed that the SX8200 PRO, that's was why i ordered the PRO
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#3
Basard
JoeKundlak, post: 4119004, member: 190634"
One wonders what is the difference between 8100 and 8200 then? Both seem to be Gen3x4, speeds are basically the same...
Looks like this one is missing a chunk of RAM.
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#4
bonehead123
go pro, or go home.....

Having used the 8200 and other drives with similar specs as this one, I can tell you that few extra $$ for the better models are worth it, from an overall performance standpoint anyways :)
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#5
Jism
I'm so used to having a NVME SSD right now that i wont ever go back to something slower or ancient.
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#6
Slizzo
My SX8200 was an amazing deal already (something like $130 for a 1TB model?) and has great performance. Better perf than my 960EVO 1TB even.
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#7
Lorec
Like I just changed a games 1Tb HDD for a SX8200 recently and holy hell,it sure loosened up some space in my case!
Performance wise is great too! Might invest in a 1Tb SX8100 for my boot drive one day.
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#8
kapone32
The 8100 looks like it a replacement for the 8000 series. Those write speeds though are pretty good and the IOPs is decent too. The biggrest thing for me is what will these cost vs the current lineup of Adata drives?
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#9
crotach
Meanwhile everyone else is pushing out PCIe v4 SSDs.
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#10
JoeKundlak
So? You are not really able to notice any difference between 3Gb/s and 5Gb/s in 99.9% of the use cases...
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#11
crotach
True, but as a consumer buying a product today I wouldn't be interested in outdated tech.
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#12
JoeKundlak
Outdated how? Like a Toyota 2018? Don't be ridiculous. If you said "my 5400rpm 128Gb HDD is outdated", I would agree, but here... nope, still very much relevant.
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#13
erixx
Warning! My first dead SSD (from an array of SSD Sata/M.2 drives) is my latest (4 months old)/greatest: the SX8200 Pro. Dead after a power cut. Do your backup duties people!
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#14
JoeKundlak
erixx, post: 4119526, member: 82798"
Warning! My first dead SSD (from an array of SSD Sata/M.2 drives) is my latest (4 months old)/greatest: the SX8200 Pro. Dead after a power cut. Do your backup duties people!
Yeah, power surges suck... I do have a multiplug with some surge protection, but a fully featured UPS would certainly be better. Only where to find money to justify that at home :)
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#15
erixx
JoeKundlak, post: 4119532, member: 190634"
Yeah, power surges suck... I do have a multiplug with some surge protection, but a fully featured UPS would certainly be better. Only where to find money to justify that at home :)
Absolutely, and they filter tension peaks etc. Mine is just been RMA'd because it failed...
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#16
bonehead123
erixx, post: 4119526, member: 82798"
Warning! My first dead SSD (from an array of SSD Sata/M.2 drives) is my latest (4 months old)/greatest: the SX8200 Pro. Dead after a power cut. Do your backup duties people!
yep, you should regularly back-up, and then back-up your back-ups hehehehe :)

Funny though, I've had 3x 8200's that survived multiple severe winter storms/black-outs etc neveranottaproblemo...
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#17
kapone32
erixx, post: 4119526, member: 82798"
Warning! My first dead SSD (from an array of SSD Sata/M.2 drives) is my latest (4 months old)/greatest: the SX8200 Pro. Dead after a power cut. Do your backup duties people!
I find that Adata drives can be finicky. Sometimes a simple reinitalize in device manager can bring it back and I have found that other times you have to import it as a foreign disk. I currently looking at my S11 1TB that seems to be exhibiting some strange behaviour. I am going it put it into a USB C external and see if I can format it from there as an external drive.
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#18
Slizzo
Real lesson to be learned, is always have your computer equipment on a UPS.
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#19
JoeKundlak
REAL lesson is to have a UPS on a UPS ;)
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#20
killster1
or spend a few $$ more and get a samsung with better reliability and better speed too :P unless the pro has mlc or something im missing, see to many failures with adata to bite, i tried to like them tho
bonehead123, post: 4119065, member: 139670"
go pro, or go home.....

Having used the 8200 and other drives with similar specs as this one, I can tell you that few extra $$ for the better models are worth it, from an overall performance standpoint anyways :)
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#21
JoeKundlak
killster1, post: 4119684, member: 189615"
or spend a few $$ more and get a samsung with better reliability and better speed too :p unless the pro has mlc or something im missing, see to many failures with adata to bite, i tried to like them tho
Nope, nowadays failure is mostly an issue of a given piece of equipment. I would not pay extra for Samsung in this case.
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