Packaging and Contents
The drive uses the M.2 2280 form factor, which makes it 22 mm wide and 80 mm long. You will find the SSD controller and four flash chips on the PCB. The other side of the board is empty.
Like most M.2 NVMe SSDs, the ADATA SX6000 Pro uses a PCI-Express 3.0 x4 interface.
Included in the package is a little metal heatsink you can stick on to your SSD.
Do note that the sticky tape doesn't exactly match the layout of the components, but this shouldn't be an issue.
On the PCB, you'll find four flash chips and the controller—a DRAM chip is not installed.
The 4-channel flash controller is made by Realtek and supports operation without an additional DRAM chip. In that mode, it can use a small portion of the system's memory to improve performance—a feature called Host Memory Buffer (HMB). On the SX6000 Pro, this buffer is sized at 64 MB by default.
The four flash chips are Micron 64-layer 3D TLC NAND, of which each has a capacity of 256 GB.