Today, we are reviewing the ADATA SX8000 SSD in its 512 GB variant. ADATA was one of the first players to join the SSD market, with an even longer history in DRAM and general flash memory, like USB storage.
The SX8000 is a mid-range NVMe M.2 based SSD that uses 3D MLC flash with a PCI-Express x4 Gen 3.0 interface. 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 SX8000 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. We reviewed the version with a heatsink, but the same drive is also available without a heatsink.
|Specifications: ADATA XPG SX8000 512 GB|
|Controller:||Silicon Motion SMI 2260|
|Flash Type:||Micron (Rebranded), 3D MLC|
|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 SX8000NP|