If you are looking for a low-cost NVMe SSD and are looking at reviews of the XPG SX6000 PRO we are sure you’ll be pleasantly shocked by what you’ve seen. Our testing showed the XPG SX6000 Pro 512GB drive managed to reach it’s rated speeds of 2,100 MB/s read and 1500 MB/s write in CrystalDiskMark. These are not the fastest sequential Read/Write speeds around, but they are solid and much faster than what you’ll be able to get from an old school hard drive or SATA SSD. When you dig a bit deeper and look at sustained write performance we were impressed by how well the SLC cache on this drive was implemented. It took around 200GB of data being written to this drive using the Linear Write test in AIDA64 to show how it performs when writing directly to the TLC NAND Flash. Most people don’t write that much data to a drive in one sitting, so you’ll seldom see this in the real world. Enthusiasts and power users will still want skip all DRAM-less drives, but the SX6000 PRO is a solid choice for those building a PC on a budget.
When it comes to pricing the the XPG SX6000 PRO is one of the least expensive NVMe drives on the market today with pricing as low as $0.11 per GB on the 1TB model without any rebates or promotional pricing. The 512GB model that we benchmarked today usually hovers around the $65-$68 price range these days after launching at $125 in Q4 2018.
ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro M.2 PCIe NVMe Series Pricing
At the end of the day the price versus performance value of the XPG SX6000 PRO series is damn good and it it really impressive what an entry-level NVMe drive is capable of. Keep in mind that you also get the peace of mind from the drives 5-year warranty.
Why would anyone want to use a SATA III drive in a PC build with pricing and drives like this? NVMe is ready to kill off SATA drives as they offer better performance and allow you to ditch all the cables.
Legit Bottom Line: The XPG SX6000 Pro 512GB drive raises the bar for what one can expect from an entry-level NVMe SSD.