Tuesday, September 15th 2020

ADATA XPG Launches GAMMIX S50 Lite PCIe Gen4 M.2 2280 Solid State Drive

ADATA XPG, a provider of systems, components, and peripherals for gamers, esports pros, and tech enthusiasts, today announces the XPG GAMMIX S50 Lite PCIe Gen 4x4 M.2 2280 solid state drive (SSD). With the advent of 5G networks and the ever-growing volume of data being processed, the PCIe Gen4 interface is a critical upgrade that will bring storage devices to the next level. The S50 Lite expands the GAMMIX S50 series with a new option for mainstream users wanting to harness the capabilities of PCIe 4.0.

"With the launch of the S50 Lite, we have now extended our PCIe 4.0 SSD offering to meet not only the demands of early adopters but also mainstream users, whether for work or play," said Ibsen Chen, Director of Product Marketing at ADATA. "With support from our strategic partners at Silicon Motion, we have invested in developing a next-generation SSD that is accessible and offers exceptional performance."
"We are very excited that ADATA has launched the new GAMMIX S50 Lite SSD powered by SMI's new SM2267 PCIe Gen4 controller solution," said Nelson S. Duann, Senior Vice President of Marketing and R&D at Silicon Motion. "As a long-time partner, Silicon Motion offers best-in-class support to meet ADATA's high-quality requirements. The new GAMMIX S50 Lite and our SM2267 bring enhanced user experiences and high performance to help usher the upgrade cycle to PCIe Gen4 SSDs."

Sporting a SMI SM2267 controller, the latest PCIe Gen4 interface, and support for NVMe 1.4, the S50 Lite can achieve sustained read/write performance of up to 3900/3200/MB/s. It also delivers random read and write performance of up to 490K/540K IOPS, giving users the advantage of expedited data transmissions for enhanced productivity and entertainment. What's more, because of the SM2267 controller and an optimized thermal design the S50 Lite stays cool, up to twenty percent cooler, for excellent stability. In combination with Dynamic SLC Caching and Host Memory Buffer, the S50 Lite offers performance that is superior to that of SATA SSDs. The S50 Lite is backward compatible with PCIe 3.0 for ease of use and convenience.

On top of its core performance characteristics, the S50 Lite supports LDPC error correcting code technology to detect and fix a more comprehensive range of data errors for more accurate data transfers and a higher Total Bytes Written (TBW) rating. In addition, with End-to-End (E2E) Data Protection, RAID Engine support, and AES 256-bit Encryption, the S50 Lite ensures data security and integrity. All of the components encased in the S50 Lite have passed meticulous screening, testing, and certification to provide a reliability product of the highest quality. The S50 Lite comes in 1 TB and 2 TB variants and is backed by a 5-year warranty.
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9 Comments on ADATA XPG Launches GAMMIX S50 Lite PCIe Gen4 M.2 2280 Solid State Drive

#1
mahirzukic2
On top of its core performance characteristics, the S50 Lite supports LDPC error correcting code technology to detect and fix a more comprehensive range of data errors for more accurate data transfers and a higher Total Bytes Written (TBW) rating.
How can we know it is higher when it isn't even published at all? Is this a joke?
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#3
R0H1T
Price, or is this all hype & no substance like much of the PR fluff these days!
mahirzukic2
How can we know it is higher when it isn't even published at all?
1480TB ~ not sure if it's for 1TB or 2TB but it does seem be higher than for most drives.
www.xpg.com/us/feature/681/
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#4
Maxx
TheLostSwede
So better IOPS than initially teased, but slightly slower sequential read speed.
www.anandtech.com/show/14458/adata-shows-off-smis-prototype-pcie-40-x4-ssd-a-sm2267-ssd
This also says "Host Memory Buffer" (HMB) rather than a "DRAM Cache Buffer." Although it's possible to have embedded SDRAM (as on the Phison S11 and some Realtek SATA controllers), at CES 2020 the SM2267 was shown on the ADATA XPG Pearl with dedicated DRAM - albeit just a prototype and only up to 4TB (with the SM2267 prototype up to 8TB, and the S50 Lite up to 2TB). So this might be a SM2267XT. Hard to say more on it - possibly a 12nm dual-core ARM Cortex-R8 design, but SMI stated previously it doesn't expect a full ramp up in production until 2021. I also can't speak to the flash but I have it on good authority that BiCS5 and Micron's B47 shouldn't be around until 2021, this may be B27A/B27B as on the Swordfish and leaked E18.

On the whole - a budget/entry-level drive. The Gold/Platinum P31 would be superior.
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#5
bonehead123
btarunr
3900/3200/MB/s.
wtf....why soooo s.l.o.w. ??????

I get ~3500/3200 from my WD Black.....and it is a gen3 drive :)
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#6
Maxx
bonehead123
wtf....why soooo s.l.o.w. ??????

I get ~3500/3200 from my WD Black.....and it is a gen3 drive :)
4-channel controller. If it's 1200 MT/s that's ~4.8 GB/s max, you then have ~20% overhead for reads (so ~4 GB/s) and 30%+ for writes (~3.3 GB/s).
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#7
goodeedidid
What the hell 5G networks have to do with this "gaming" SSD? LoL so dumb.
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bonehead123
goodeedidid
What the hell 5G networks have to do with this "gaming" SSD? LoL so dumb.
^^THIS^^
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#9
Tomorrow
Pointless with these speeds. Might as well be Gen3.
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