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ADATA XPG SX950 480GB SATA III SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Oct 23, 2017 7:23 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: ADATA

ADATA XPG SX950 480GB SATA III SSD

 

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The red and black themed packaging advertises the XPG SX950 as a gaming SSD. The drive's 3D NAND, 6-year warranty, sequential read/write speeds and capacity are advertised on this side of the packaging.

 

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The rear of the packaging lists the drive's form-factor and included software available for download.

 

 

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When you buy an XPG SX950, you also get a 3.5" to 2.5" adapter.

 

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The top of the drive's enclosure is made of plastic. There is an attractive label at the center.

 

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The bottom and sides of the enclosure are formed from metal. There is a manufacturer's label listing the particulars of the drive.

 

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Popping the enclosure open reveals the back side of a half-length PCB.

 

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This side of the PCB houses four of the drive's eight 64GB, 32-layer 3D MLC flash packages, the drive's Silicon Motion SM2258 4-channel controller and a Nanya 512MB DDR3 DRAM package.

 

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This side of the PCB houses four of the drive's eight 64GB, 32-layer 3D MLC flash packages. There is also an empty landing pad for an additional DRAM cache package for larger capacity models.

 

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A close-in view of the drive's SM2258 4-channel controller.

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