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ADATA XPG SX8200 240GB & 480GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | m.2 SSDs in Storage | Posted: May 29, 2018 3:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 99%Manufacturer: ADATA

CrystalDiskMark

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview

 

CrystalDiskMark is disk benchmark software that allows us to benchmark 4K and 4K queue depths with accuracy. Note: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 Technical Preview was used for these tests since it offers the ability to measure native command queuing at QD4. When evaluating CDM results, we focus on 4K random performance at QD1 and QD4.

 

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Focusing in on QD1 we find the SX8200 delivering more lab records for flash-based SSDs. At QD4, the 1TB 970 EVO retains the crown, but this may be due to its huge capacity advantage. Our focus with this testing is random, but we will point out that the SX8200 sets another lab record for sequential read performance at QD1. One benchmark, two lab records.

 

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Random write performance at QD1 is exceptionally good. The only SSD in our test pool than can best the SX8200 is SanDisk's Extreme Pro.

 

 

 

AS SSD

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.8.5611.39791

 

AS SSD determines the performance of SSDs. The tool contains four synthetic as well as three practice tests. The synthetic tests are to determine the sequential and random read and write performance of the SSD. We evaluate AS SSD performance in terms of overall score. We are looking for a minimum score of 2,000 when evaluating NVMe SSDs

 

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AS SSD is a demanding test, and the SX8200 delivers the goods very well. Samsung's 970 EVO and SanDisk's Extreme Pro both deliver much higher scores. However, don't read too much into that because so much of AS SSD scoring is derived from random performance at QD64, which is completely out of range for consumer SSDs.

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