We were optimistic that ADATA's choice of the SMI SM2260 controller as part of the configuration used on the XPG SX8000 could change our opinion of the SM2260. Well, that certainly did not happen. Looking back at our benchmarks, it is easy to see that the XPG SX8000 is a low-end performer. The only drive that it is faster than is Intel's 600p, which is not saying much. The XPG SX8000 didn't win a single category of a single benchmark or even compete with the other drives in our test pool.
Even if we take a step back from our enthusiast oriented views and just look at the value proposition the XPG SX8000 offers, we still have no choice but to give this one the thumbs down. As bad as the 600p is, it does have one thing going for it; a super-low price point. As it's currently priced, the XPG SX8000 doesn't even have that going for it. We are typically well pleased with ADATA's SSD line-up but not this time. As it stands, we recommend you look at other options.
ADATA's XPG SX8000 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD is not TweakTown recommended.
- QD1 Random Write Performance
- Included Software
- Five-Year Warranty
Product Summary Breakdown
|Overall TweakTown Rating||81%|
The Bottom Line: There are way better options out there.
PRICING: You can find the product discussed for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United Kingdom: The ADATA XPG SX8000 512GB PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 3D NAND 2400MB/s Read and 1000MB/s Write Superior Speed Solid State Drive for Ultrabooks, Gaming Notebooks, and Desktops (ASX8000NP-512GM-C) retails for £161.63 at Amazon UK.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Drive Specifications, Pricing & Availability]
- Page 2 [Drive Details]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup & Drive Properties]
- Page 4 [Synthetic Benchmarks - ATTO & Anvil Storage Utilities]
- Page 5 [Synthetic Benchmarks - CrystalDiskMark & AS SSD]
- Page 6 [Benches (OS) - Vantage, PCMark 7, PCMark 8 & SYSmark 2014 SE]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks (Secondary) - IOPS, Response & Transfer Rate]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks (Secondary Volume) - PCMark 8 Extended]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks (Secondary Volume) - 70/30 Mixed Workload]
- Page 10 [Maxed-Out Performance (MOP)]
- Page 11 [Final Thoughts]
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