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ADATA XPG Spectrix S40G 1TB NVMe PCIe Gen3.0 x4 M.2 SSD Review (Page 3)

Jon Coulter | Sep 23, 2019 at 11:40 am CDT - 1 min, 10 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 89%Manufacturer: ADATAModel: AS40G-1TT-C

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We test all SSDs as our system (OS) disk filled 50% with data. This allows us to closely replicate a typical user scenario. When reading sequential data, the Spectrix S40G 1TB can do it faster than any Gen3 SSD we've ever tested. ADATA specs sequential read/write performance for the S40G as an empty secondary device using CDM set to QD64T1. We do not use that setting or test empty. For our testing, we run at defaults which is likely the reason we come up a bit short of the drive's factory spec of 3,000 MB/s seq. write.

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Anvil's is in our opinion the best synthetic test for evaluating overall performance. We consider overall read performance to be most important. In terms of overall read performance, the Spectrix S40G doesn't score as well as we hoped it would. That said, it's still plenty fast enough for most users and far better than anything SATA can offer. We also need to keep in mind that the XPG Spectrix S40G is designed to be visually dazzling above all else.

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We don't place much importance on max IOPS, we are just showing what the drive can deliver while running in our test-state.

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

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Jon became a computer enthusiast when Windows XP launched. He was into water cooling and benching ATI video cards with modded drivers. Jon has been building computers for others for more than 10 years. Jon became a storage enthusiast the day he first booted an Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD. Look for Jon to bring consumer SSD reviews into the spotlight.

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