Average Bench: 174% (108th of 1040)

Based on 7,374 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 73.8% 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 350MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,618MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Adata XPG SX8200 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB is 168%. 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 419MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 482MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,374 samples)
Min Avg Max
936 Read 1,618 2,203
221 Write 482 1,106
336 Mixed 572 1,060
221 SusWrite 419 978
169% 773 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.2 4K Read 43.1 67.1
67.4 4K Write 131 181
34.2 4K Mixed 57.1 90.4
208% 77.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
253 DQ Read 466 825
177 DQ Write 405 1,025
198 DQ Mixed 350 637
286% 407 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN139B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1074 905 554 171 170 171 MB/s
Read 2,225
Write 1,066
Mixed 1,070
SusWrite 508
268% 1,217 MB/s
4K Read 71.2
4K Write 190
4K Mixed 97.2
333% 119 MB/s
DQ Read 831
DQ Write 1,000
DQ Mixed 636
557% 822 MB/s
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN139B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 261 267 261 265 263 266 MB/s
Read 1,644
Write 262
Mixed 416
SusWrite 264
140% 646 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 178
4K Mixed 61.4
229% 92.2 MB/s
DQ Read 420
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 272
222% 321 MB/s
193GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN139B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 236 252 245 259 258 256 MB/s
Read 1,653
Write 253
Mixed 381
SusWrite 251
137% 635 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 50.1
200% 80.7 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 260
207% 292 MB/s
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN139B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 258 253 261 264 263 264 MB/s
Read 1,513
Write 262
Mixed 398
SusWrite 260
132% 608 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 45.1
174% 66.1 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 261
208% 293 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN139B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 231 243 255 260 258 258 MB/s
Read 1,295
Write 231
Mixed 381
SusWrite 251
117% 539 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 45.6
157% 58.8 MB/s
DQ Read 248
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 187
160% 233 MB/s
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING - $160

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3 months ago.

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


Excellent

18 months 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.


Good

21 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

Fast, consistent speeds, something I thought impossible!


Excellent

2 years ago.


Excellent

2 years ago.

really fast


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