ADATA Unleashes XPG SX8200 3D TLC NAND SSD With Blazing Fast 3.2GB/sec Reads
XPG SX8200 promises sustained peak reads and writes of up 3,200MB/sec and 1,700MB/sec respectively. When it comes to random 4K reads and writes, those figures come in at up to 310K IOPS and 280K IOPS respectively. This performance comes courtesy of a Silicon Motion SM2262 controller, which has eight NAND channels and is back by four ARM Cortex-R5 cores.
The NVMe 1.3 certified SSD employs "second-generation" 64-layer 3D NAND flash, SLC caching, a RAID engine, a DRAM cache buffer, and low-density parity check (LPDC) ECC technology to help extend the device's lifespan. Speaking of reliability, ADATA is confident enough in the XPG SX8200 that it backs it with a 5-year warranty. There will be three SKUs of the XPG SX8200 family offered: 240GB, 480GB and 960GB. The SSDs are rated at 160 TBW (terabytes written), 320 TBW, and 640 TBW respectively, which is quite respectable for this class of SSD.
Although it is by no means necessary, an XPG heatsink is provided in the box with pre-applied thermal compound if you want to help keep the SSD cool inside your action-packed gaming rig.
On the pricing front, the XPG SX8200 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB SSDs will be priced at $140, $260 and $480. You can expect to see these SSDs at any time from your popular online retailers like Amazon and Newegg.