Average Bench: 160% (130th of 1058)

Based on 9,827 user benchmarks.  Models: ADATA SX8200NP, NVMe ADATA SX8200NP

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]

Outstanding average bench

The Adata XPG SX8200 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB averaged 60.0% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Adata XPG SX8200 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 309MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,570MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Adata XPG SX8200 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB is 160%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Adata XPG SX8200 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 350MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 384MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,827 samples)
Min Avg Max
743 Read 1,570 2,202
224 Write 384 1,079
312 Mixed 487 1,030
206 SusWrite 350 1,012
152% 698 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.9 4K Read 38.3 64.7
57.1 4K Write 125 178
30.6 4K Mixed 52.1 82.7
191% 71.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
308 DQ Read 423 824
138 DQ Write 339 934
176 DQ Mixed 309 638
251% 357 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
86GB free
Firmware: SVN105 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 269 266 271 265 269 270 MB/s
Read 1,593
Write 266
Mixed 426
SusWrite 268
138% 639 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 52
187% 72.3 MB/s
DQ Read 443
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 274
227% 331 MB/s
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN139B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 273 275 263 273 272 266 MB/s
Read 1,584
Write 282
Mixed 433
SusWrite 270
139% 642 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 53.1
193% 74.6 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 268
213% 299 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN139B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 186 186 214 257 260 MB/s
Read 1,566
Write 255
Mixed 405
SusWrite 215
132% 610 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 48.6
189% 70.1 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 249
202% 288 MB/s
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN139B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 189 154 254 215 257 MB/s
Read 1,579
Write 257
Mixed 385
SusWrite 204
131% 606 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 47.3
174% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 258
211% 302 MB/s
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN139B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 221 211 254 254 256 255 MB/s
Read 1,614
Write 262
Mixed 411
SusWrite 242
137% 632 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 45
165% 63.4 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 259
203% 283 MB/s
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 Comments

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12 months ago.

write speeds are not as advertised (only 500mb/s)


Excellent

2 years ago.

I used this for a while. It was very good, no problems. After some time though, it just stopped working properly. Just give a hundred more dollars and get a better one. Worth the price, but there are better and more worth ones.


Excellent

20 months ago.

Fast, consistent speeds, something I thought impossible!


Good

2 years ago.

Fast and furious ;) System up in few seconds and i love it


Excellent

3 years ago.


Excellent

3 years ago.

really fast


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