Average Bench: 243% (25th of 976)

Based on 1,880 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 142.6% 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 591MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,834MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Adata XPG SX8200 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB is 119%. 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. 4K Random Write Speed 132MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 911MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,880 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,012 Read 1,834 2,177
631 Write 1,015 1,145
603 Mixed 957 1,074
573 SusWrite 911 1,099
262% 1,179 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.2 4K Read 56.9 68.4
79.4 4K Write 132 182
49.7 4K Mixed 76 92.2
253% 88.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
412 DQ Read 763 831
323 DQ Write 802 1,057
362 DQ Mixed 591 648
497% 719 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN139B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1024 1126 1146 652 161 172 MB/s
Read 2,058
Write 1,136
Mixed 1,040
SusWrite 714
274% 1237 MB/s
4K Read 61.8
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 83.8
277% 96.4 MB/s
DQ Read 816
DQ Write 988
DQ Mixed 642
556% 815 MB/s
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN139B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 268 271 273 274 280 280 MB/s
Read 1,645
Write 272
Mixed 424
SusWrite 274
141% 654 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 209
4K Mixed 57.3
243% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 278
216% 297 MB/s
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Typical XPG SX8200 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB Builds (Compare 6,076 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 122%
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Workstation
Workstation 114%
UFO

Motherboard: Gigabyte X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 122% - Outstanding Total price: $814

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