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ADATA XPG SX8200 240GB & 480GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review (Page 5)

By Jon Coulter from May 29, 2018 @ 10:00 CDT
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.

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 States: The XPG SX8200 480GB 3D NAND NVMe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 Solid State Drive (ASX8200NP-480GT-C) retails for $97.73 at Amazon.

United Kingdom: The ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 480GB M.2 Gaming Solid State Drive, black retails for £99.79 at Amazon UK.

Canada: The ADATA XPG SX8200 240GB & 480GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD retails for $172.76 CAD at Amazon Canada.

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