ADATA has an nounced a new high performance M.2 SSD targeted at users who demand extremely high storage performance. This is the first drive to utilize IMFT’s new 3D MLC NAND, and it’s also the first MLC product with LDPC error correction. The XPG SX8000 is built on the M.2 X 2280 form factor, and pairs 3D MLC NAND with a Silicon Motion SMI2260 controller.
The XPG SX8000 supports the NVMe 1.2 specifications and connects directly to motherboards via PCI Express 3.0 x4 to deliver an outstanding performacnce 2.4 GB/s read and 1 GB/s write. And when it comes to Random reads, it reportedly hit 100K IOPS, while random writes can hit 140K IOPS.
Mostly the drives will be available in different capacities ranging from 128GB to 1TB (128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB). ADATA says that a slightly faster version will be launched by the end of next month, with an attractive XPG heatsink that will provide an aesthetic bonus for case modding enthusiasts.
|ADATA XPG SX8000 Technical Specifications|
|Model Number||SX8000 128GB||SX8000 256GB||SX8000 512GB||SX8000 1TB|
|Capacity||128 GB||256 GB||512 GB||1 TB|
|Controller||Silicon Motion SM2260|
|NAND Flash||3D MLC NAND|
|Interface||PCIe 3.0 x4|
|Sequential Read||1000 MB/s||2000 MB/s||2400 MB/s|
|Sequential Write||300 MB/s||600 MB/s||1000 MB/s|
|Random Read IOPS||45K IOPS||80K IOPS||100K IOPS|
|Random Write IOPS||75K IOPS||130K IOPS||140K IOPS|
|DRAM Buffer||Yes, capacity unknown|
|TCG Opal Encryption||No|
|Power Management||DevSleep, Slumber|
|MTBF||2 Million hours|