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ADATA XPG SX8200 NVMe SSD Review

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XPG SX8200The ADATA SX8200 NVMe SSD is the latest drive in the XPG product line. The SX8200 is a PCIe 3.0 x4 drive and features Micron’s 64-layer 3D TLC NAND. The drive also sports the SMI 2262 controller. The drive is targeted at the enthusiast market and is geared for demanding applications such as gaming and video editing. The price of the SX8200 is aimed at a larger market than just enthusiasts.

Review Sample Provided by: ADATA
Product Name/Link to Website: XPG SX8200 PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 Solid State Drive
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.

ADATA packages the SX8200 in a simple box with graphics that show the M.2 drive on the front and specifications and features are located on the back.

Internally the XPG SX8200 is housed in a simple plastic tray.
XPG SX8200

Tucked in below the drive is a small heatsink. Underneath is pre-applied thermal compound ADATA claims it is not needed but included for aesthetics.
XPG SX8200

Features and Specifications

Capacity 240GB / 480GB / 960GB
Form Factor M.2 2280
NAND Flash 2nd Generation 64-layer 3D TLC
Controller SMI
Dimensions ( L x W x H ) 22 x 80 x 3.5mm
Weight 8g / 0.28oz
Interface PCIe Gen 3 x 4
Performance ( Max ) Read 3200MB/s , Write 1700MB/s
Maximum 4K random read / write IOPS : up to 310K / 280K
* Performance may vary based on SSD capacity, host hardware and software, operating system, and other system variables
Operating temperature 0°C – 70°C
Storage temperature – 40°C – 85°C
Shock resistance 1500G / 0.5ms
MTBF 2,000,000 hours
Warranty 5 years

The XPG SX8200 that I received is the 480 GB variety and the form factor is M.2 2280. To install, slide it into the M.2 slot on your motherboard and secure. There are exposed components underneath so make sure to remove any extra stand offs for shorter M.2 drives on your motherboard.

The controller onboard the XPG SX8200 is the SMI 2262. The SMI 2262 features a dual core ARM Cortex CPU. The controller is PCIe Gen3 x4 and is compatible with the NVMe 1.3.
XPG SX8200

SMI 2262 Block Diagram

The drive is installed with the SMI controller facing up. This allows you to install the included heat spreader or use motherboard cooling solutions to keep the SSD cool. With that said, during my testing, I did not experience any throttling. I tested with the heat spreader and fan, heat spreader only, and no fan and no heat spreader without any significant performance differences between each run.
XPG SX8200

 

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Tom Brokaw

Tom is a network and computer hardware enthusiast. He has been reviewing hardware products around for various sites around the net since 1999. He has modded a few cases back in the day, such as cutting a side window or two.

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