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ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro NVMe SSD Review (Page 4)

Chris Ramseyer | Jul 18, 2019 at 10:00 am CDT - 1 min, 7 secs time to read this page
Rating: 91%Manufacturer: ADATA

Final Thoughts

The ADATA SX6000 Pro is a decent low-cost NVMe SSD for shoppers looking to save a few dollars on a required component for a new PC build.

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The problem with this and every other "low-cost/mainstream /entry-level" SSD is the cost of the flash. The flash memory is the most expensive component. After you factor in the cost of the flash memory, companies only have a little wiggle room with the controller and even the DRAM.

For example, the 1TB SX6000 Pro we tested today sells for right around $109 on Amazon at the same time the company's flagship XPG GAMMIX S11 (a version of the SX8200 Pro that ships with a preinstalled heat sink) sells for just $139. The performance difference between these two parts is significant. If you plan to buy a drive to use in several PC builds over the years then we always recommend the faster drive because you will never regret buying the best available today for such a small monetary increase.

That said, if you are stretching your budget to get an NVMe SSD and the extra $30 is simply too much to spend, the 1TB SX6000 Pro is a good product to look at. The drive gives you 3-bit per cell memory at a 4-bit per cell price (Crucial P1, Intel 660p).

Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST

Performance91%

Quality92%

Features90%

Value90%

Overall Rating91%

The Bottom Line

The ADATA SX6000 Pro is a low cost SSD designed to give value-focused shoppers an upgrade path to NVMe. The performance is better than we expected for a mainsteam drive.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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