Today, we are reviewing the ADATA Gaming S10 SSD in its 512 GB variant. ADATA was one of the first players to join the SSD market and has an even longer history in DRAM and general flash memory, like USB storage.
Their Gammix S10 SSD is built on the SX7000 and is positioned as an entry-level NVMe M.2 SSD that uses 3D TLC flash with a PCI-Express x4 Gen 3.0 interface. Unlike the SX8000 we reviewed not too long ago, the S10 uses TLC flash, which enables a lower price point. As the controller, ADATA has chosen a Silicon Motion SM2260 with eight flash channels. In addition to a DRAM buffer, the drive also features pSLC (pseudo-SLC), which runs a portion of the MLC flash in SLC mode for increased write performance.
The Gammix S10 SSD is available in capacities of 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB (this review), and 1 TB. Warranty is set to five years for all these models.
|Specifications: ADATA Gammix S10 512 GB|
|Controller:||Silicon Motion SMI SM2260|
|Flash Type:||3D TLC, Micron, Rebranded|
|Endurance:||320 TB total bytes written|
|Form Factor:||M.2 2280|
|Capacity:||512 GB (476.9 GB usable)|
No additional overprovisioning
|Interface:||PCIe Gen 3 x4, NVMe 1.2|
|Device ID:||ADATA SX7000NP|