ADATA SX8200 Pro NVMe SSD: Our Summary And Conclusion
Performance Summary: The ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro performed very well throughout most of our benchmarks. Although it seemed to falter a bit with HD Tune’s workloads, in all of our other tests, the drive put up strong scores across the board. Generally speaking, the ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro offers performance that’s superior to the original “non-Pro” version and drives like the Intel SSD 760P or Crucial P1, and trails only pricier drives like Samsung’s excellent SSD 970 EVO and 970 EVO Plus. Sequential transfers are particularly good on the ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro, though latency and low-queue depth 4K transfers were also good.
ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro prices are currently available for prices ranging from about $105 for the 256GB model on up to $178 for the 1TB drives – we haven’t seen the 2TB drive listed anywhere just yet. That puts the higher capacity drives at about $0.17 per GB. Comparatively, the Samsung SSD 970 EVO and EVO Plus are both about $270 in a 1TB capacity. Our tests showed the Samsung drives outperforming the XPG 8200 Pro overall, but not by a large enough margin to justify a 56% price premium.
Ultimately, we really like the ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro. The drive offers strong performance at a competitive price, and although endurance isn’t improved from the original version, the drive is still backed by a 5 year warranty. If you’re looking for a solid SSD that won’t break the bank, the ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro should definitely be on your short list.