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ADATA XPG SX8000 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | m.2 SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jun 22, 2017 1:08 am
TweakTown Rating: 81%Manufacturer: ADATA

ATTO

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.05

 

ATTO is a timeless benchmark used to provide manufacturers with data used for marketing storage products. When evaluating ATTO performance, we focus on the drive's performance curve.

 

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The XPG SX8000 meets or exceeds factory sequential specifications on our Ryzen platform. On our Intel platform, we can't get to 1,900 MBs sequential read. The Intel platform has a major advantage at smaller file sizes. Keep in mind that this is our OS Disk and it is 75% full.

 

Sequential Write

 

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Graphing the performance curve shows the commanding lead that the Intel has over AMD's Ryzen platform at small file sizes. Both platforms easily exceed factory sequential write specs. Comparing performance to the rest of the SSDs in our test pool shows the XPG SX8000 outperforming the Intel 600p and the Intel 750.

 

Sequential Read

 

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The XPG SX8000 performs similarly on both platforms. The XPG SX8000 displays poor sequential read performance in comparison to the rest of the drives in our test pool. Even the 600p displays a better performance curve than the XPG SX8000.

 

 

 

Anvil Storage Utilities

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1.0

 

Anvil's Storage Utilities is a storage benchmark designed to measure the storage performance of SSDs. The Standard Storage Benchmark performs a series of tests; you can run a full test or just the read or write test, or you can run a single test, i.e. 4K QD16. When evaluating performance with Anvils, we focus on the total score. When evaluating NVMe SSDs, we are typically looking for a minimum total score of over 10K.

 

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Scoring

 

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The XPG SX8000 manages to outperform Intel's 600p which is a marginal accomplishment. The XPG SX8000 isn't able to give us the 10K minimum score we are looking for. As expected, the drive performs better on our Intel platform.

 

(Anvil) Read IOPS through Queue Depth Scale

 

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Our Ryzen platform manages to outperform our Intel platform at QD32. Our experience with Ryzen has shown that it does run as good as Intel at high queue depths, but high queue depths are very uncommon in a consumer setting.

 

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Like all SSDs that we've tested with Micron 3D flash, the XPG SX8000 is a write-centric SSD as demonstrated by its poor showing in this random read testing. The XPG SX8000 manages to outperform the lowly 600p but gets left in the dust by the other competing SSDs in our test pool.

 

(Anvil) Write IOPS through Queue Scale

 

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Once again, the drive cranks out a bit more IOPS at QD32 on our Ryzen platform.

 

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This paints a better picture of what is really going on than our test at QD32 does. The XPG SX8000 runs much better at low queue depths on our Intel platform. Running on our Intel platform, the XPG SX8000 is one of the better performing SSDs in our test pool. Ryzen is at its worst where it matters most; low queue depths.

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