ADATA XPG SX8000 PCIe NVMe 512GB SSD Review

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Final Thoughts & Conclusions

ADATA XPG SX8000 PCIe SSD

The XGP SX8000 SSD series is ADATA’s flagship SSD model that was designed for gamers and overclockers looking for a high-end drive that will load quickly load games and launch applications. This drive does carry some impressive specifications from the 3D MLC NAND Flash, SLC Caching, large DRAM cache buffer and NVMe 1.2 certification. Those features and the 2,500 MB/s sequential read and 1,100 MB/s sequential write place this drive solidly in the middle of the high-end M.2 PCIe NVMe market. Our performance numbers showed that as well as it never was at the top of our performance charts, but was also never at the bottom. This drive was constantly in the middle or lower half of the 12 drives it was compared against. Not bad considering it was compared to big name brands like Samsung, Western Digital, Intel and others. The bad news is being in the middle of the pack doesn’t get you much attention.

The ADATA XPG SX8000 512GB retail drive that we looked at came in an empty box, so there was no accessory bundle of any sort is included. The ADATA SSD Toolbox does not fully support the drive on Windows 10, but ADATA hopes to change that with a new build that is released in April 2017.

ADATA XPG SX8000 SSD Series Street Pricing:

When it comes to pricing, the ADATA XPG SX8000 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD is relatively affordable for being an NVMe storage drives on the market today. The 512GB model that we reviewed today is priced at $199.99 shipped or just $0.39 per GB. That price is comparable to many of the other M.2 PCIe NVMe drives on the market today and the 5-year warranty is also comparable. If you are looking for an M.2 PCIe NVMe drive be sure to keep the XPG SX8000 on the list of drives to look at.

 

Legit Bottom Line: The ADATA XPG SX8000 series is fast and the price is competitive, but the middle of the pack performance keeps it from standing out from the pack.

 

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  • Skip Ruddertail

    Would you be able to put the drive through some gaming benchmarks to test the marketing claim that this is a drive for gamers? I’d be curious to see what the actual real-world difference is going from a SATA based SSD to one of these to a high end Samsung 960. From this article we know how this compares to other NVMe SSDs, which is helpful, but we don’t really know what this means in terms of actual usage.

  • Some charts are really hard to read, I mean I’m not colorblind at all but you know what I mean.

    My conclusion is if the extra 32GB offered here over the MyDigitalSSD BPX 480GB is not a big deal, it’s better to go with the latter. Right?

    • Nathan Kirsch

      The ADATA SX8000 runs pretty cool, so for a bad airflow case or laptop it might be the better long term solution. The MyDigitalSSD BPX 480GB drive is certainly one of the best values around right now. Seems like the price is starting to go up on that drive though.

      Any suggestions on the charts? I’m no Excel master, so any tips or advice would be welcomed! I’m always trying to make the charts better.

      • Very interesting, I overlooked this. Thanks!

        • Nathan Kirsch

          I’m not sure what they are running as it looks like it is some JS. They also have a standard image of it – http://www.hardware.fr/getgraphimg.php?id=13&n=1

          Any ideas? We use WordPress, so let me know of a plugin or something if you find one.