ADATA SX8200 M.2 NVMe SSD: Our Summary And Conclusion
Performance Summary: The ADATA XPG SX8200 480GB drive we tested offered a well-balanced mix of performance. Sequential read speeds are highly competitive, even if the drive didn’t quite catch the WD Black or Samsung SSD 970 EVO we also tested. Sequential writes landed somewhere in the middle of the pack, but that was to be expected based on the drive’s specifications. Latency looks good overall, however, low queue-depth 4K transfers are particularly strong. The ADATA XPG SX8200 put up the best 4K QD1T1 numbers in CrystalDiskMark and IOMeter and the drive also took second place in the trace-based PCMark tests.
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The ADATA XPG SX8200 was a very good performer overall. It offers very good sequential performance and killer random 4K transfers, which are particularly important to the responsiveness of a system. The drive’s 5-year warranty is competitive, as is its endurance rating, and we think ADATA took a smart approach with the included, but optional heat spreader. The ADATA XPG SX8200’s pricing may be the most exciting aspect of the drive, however. The 480GB drive we tested here is available for only $159 at the moment, which works out to only $0.33 per GB. That’s some fairly aggressive pricing that makes the ADATA XPG SX8200 not much more expensive than some of the best SATA-based drives on the market.
In the end, there’s a lot to like here. The ADATA XPG SX8200 is fast where it needs to be, it’s durable, and competitively priced. That’s a good mix if you ask us. If you’re looking for an NVMe SSD, you should absolutely check the ADATA XPG SX8200 out.