Release date ≈ Q2 2018.

Release date ≈ Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 24,294 user samples
21,589 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 366% 795GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 205% 545GB free (System drive)
Poor: 205% Great: 366%
SPEED RANK: 9th / 992
2,705 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 284% 192GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 139% 172GB free (System drive)
Poor: 139% Great: 284%
SPEED RANK: 33rd / 992
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
304 % Faster effective speed.
237 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
2248 MB/s Faster read speed.
1879 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
2061 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
956 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
58.8 MB/s +1% 58.1 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
147 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
136 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1461 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
926 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
80.5 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
75.2 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
1313 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
813 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2570 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
2203 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
2408 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
1147 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
69.5 MB/s +1% 69 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
210 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
188 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1750 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
1082 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
99 MB/s +4% 94.9 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
1655 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
1083 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 12,966,448 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.87 % Insanely higher market share.
0.06 %
Value For Money
418 % Much better value.
280 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % Slightly more popular.
56 %
Price (score)
$248 $73 Much cheaper.
10+ Months Slightly more recent.
11+ Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1856 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
832 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1601 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
1060 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
5,352 Pts Much stronger server IO.
3,026 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1672 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
650 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1221 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
726 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1045 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
751 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1114 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
558 MB/s
1TB 240GB

Adata’s XPG SX8200 offers NVMe PCIe SSD performance at SATA SSD prices, thereby offering outstanding value for money to casual and power PC users alike. Adata have combined two high performance commodity components: a Silicon Motion controller (SM2262) and Micron’s second generation 3D TLC 64 layer flash memory. The XPG SX8200 also includes a generous SLC cache and a DRAM cache buffer. Adata have not specified the exact size of the SLC cache in each model but it’s clear from our 60 second sustained write tests that the buffer is sufficient for more than 60 seconds of continuous writes which equates to over 60GB (60s x 1 GB/s) for the 240GB model and over 90GB (60s x 1.5 GB/s) for the 480GB and 960GB models. Unlike many other drives with SLC caching, the SX8200 has a large enough cache to ensure that consumers will almost always operate the drive within the cache and therefore experience no write degradation at all. Adata offer a 5 year warranty and a limited TBW warranty (160 TBW for the 240 GB version, 320 TBW for the 480GB and 640 TBW for the 960GB) on these SSDs, which is in line with other premium manufacturers. The NVMe PCIe SSD consumer market has been dominated by Samsung in recent years but the 240GB SX8200 beats Samsung’s 250GB 970 Evo hands down on both price and performance (the 250GB 970 Evo is let down by a relatively small SLC cache which allows for less than 10 seconds of writes before saturation after which the write speed on the Evo drops to mere sub SATA 300 MB/s). The SX8200 is the new value leader and heralds a new era of competition for the mainstream segment of the NVMe SSD market. [Jul '18 SSDrivePro]


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