Average Bench: 244% (23rd of 964)

Based on 1,242 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]

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Outstanding average bench

The Adata XPG SX8200 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB averaged 144.2% 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 596MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,815MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Adata XPG SX8200 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB is 111%. 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 913MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 135MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,242 samples)
Min Avg Max
807 Read 1,815 2,172
638 Write 1,018 1,147
640 Mixed 963 1,080
637 SusWrite 913 1,106
262% 1,177 MB/s
Min Avg Max
45.5 4K Read 58.3 69
85.4 4K Write 135 191
54.6 4K Mixed 77.2 95.3
259% 90.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
457 DQ Read 770 831
285 DQ Write 820 1,067
313 DQ Mixed 596 651
503% 729 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN139B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 910 1190 1176 1189 1193 667 MB/s
Read 2,169
Write 1,161
Mixed 1,052
SusWrite 1,054
302% 1,359 MB/s
4K Read 67.9
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 91.3
309% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 824
DQ Write 1075
DQ Mixed 657
577% 852 MB/s
143GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN139B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 996 1011 1112 1100 592 164 MB/s
Read 2,126
Write 1,080
Mixed 1,051
SusWrite 829
282% 1,272 MB/s
4K Read 60.1
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 77.7
259% 89 MB/s
DQ Read 826
DQ Write 893
DQ Mixed 624
535% 781 MB/s
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN139B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 977 1057 1102 971 145 171 MB/s
Read 1,818
Write 1,085
Mixed 957
SusWrite 737
255% 1,149 MB/s
4K Read 56.7
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 82.7
278% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 806
DQ Write 1,049
DQ Mixed 625
556% 827 MB/s
113GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN139B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1031 1076 538 788 788 530 MB/s
Read 2,038
Write 1,051
Mixed 999
SusWrite 792
270% 1,220 MB/s
4K Read 60.8
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 77.6
258% 87.8 MB/s
DQ Read 802
DQ Write 730
DQ Mixed 628
509% 720 MB/s
138GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN105 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1079 1056 1025 1007 920 202 MB/s
Read 2,023
Write 1,096
Mixed 1,048
SusWrite 882
280% 1,262 MB/s
4K Read 55
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 68.5
226% 76 MB/s
DQ Read 739
DQ Write 611
DQ Mixed 626
482% 658 MB/s
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Typical XPG SX8200 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB Builds (Compare 4,673 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 114%
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Desktop 126%
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Workstation 123%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING - $134

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 118% - Outstanding Total price: $1,081

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