The ADATA XPG SX8000 128GB SSD connects to motherboards via a PCIe Gen3x4 connector and is designed for use in gaming PCs and laptops. In addition to high speeds, an obvious plus of an SSD is its affordability. The average retail price of the drive is . As a drive for games, the SSD will justify itself, and given the low price, we have a quite good device, although not a high-end class. In situations where a large amount of data needs to be copied to the device, there are significant drops in speed, but when working with small files, the ADATA XPG SX8000 128GB is still faster than traditional SATA drives.
|+ Affordable price
|— When writing large amounts of data, there is a drop in speed
|+ No wired connections
|+ High data transfer rate when working with small file sizes
|+ Total TBW is 80 TB
|+ Five year warranty
ADATA XPG SX8000 128GB Features
Inexpensive storage ADATA XPG SX8000 128GB (ASX8000NP-128GM-C) belongs to the Xtreme Performance Gear line, in which the manufacturer produces products for enthusiasts and overclockers. Sounds promising already. The device is based on an inexpensive Silicon Motion SM2260 controller and uses fast 3D NAND MLC memory from Micron.
Expansion board ADATA XPG SX8000 128GB compliant with NVMe 1.2 certification, received a compact M.2 2280 form factor and is available in capacities from 128 GB to 1 TB. This time the junior model visited our laboratory. The SSD has a 5-year warranty and a 2 million hour MTBF. The total number of TBW (Total Bytes Written or terabytes, the recording of which is guaranteed for this model) is 80 TB. The parameter is impressive and even exceeds the warranty period.
As the manufacturer assures, SSD allows you to maximize the capabilities of your computer, especially for those who are fond of overclocking components. According to the results of our tests, this drive slightly outperforms the more capacious model from the same ADATA SX8000 512GB (ASX8000NP-512GM-C) gaming line, which is in the second ten of our M.2 drive rating.
The SLC caching technology used here is designed to increase the speed of data writing. However, as our test shows, after filling the SLC cache, data starts to be written more slowly and the transfer speed drops to the level of SATA drives. This is especially noticeable when writing large files. And given that the cache size here is 25% of the drive capacity, it is not at all difficult to calculate that high speed will be maintained if no more than 30 GB of information is written to the disk at a time. In fairness, we note that this picture is typical of most SSD drives.
Our version of the drive did not include a heatsink to dissipate heat, so we used the heatsink that came with our ASUS ROG STRIX X299-E Gaming test motherboard. Without him ADATA XPG SX8000 128GB under continuous load, it heated up to 52 ° C, which is commendable for this type of microcircuit. The manufacturer’s stated maximum operating temperature is 70°C before throttling is enabled.
ADATA XPG SX8000 128GB test results
M.2 SSD ADATA XPG SX8000 128GB we tested on our gaming testbed. To measure the speed of work, benchmarks CrystalDiskMark, HD Tune Pro, AIDA64 Disk Benchmark and AS SSD Benchmark were used. In the test, the device managed to bypass the nearest competitor in the budget segment Intel 600p 512GB (SSDPEKKW512G7X1) and even more expensive Western Digital Black PCIe drives. You can choose models with the best result from our summary rating of drives with a price tag of 100$.
ADATA XPG SX8000 128GB Specifications
|Type of memory chips
|SLC cache size
ADATA XPG SX8000 128GB: test bench configuration
|Intel Core i7-7740K
|ASUS ROG STRIX X299-E Gaming
|Palit GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 Super JetStream
|GOODRAM IRDM DDR4 16GB
|be quiet! DARKROCK TF
|Foxconn FX-D750-85 750W
ADATA XPG SX8000 128GB: measurement results
|HD Tune Pro 4.60
|AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
|AS SSD Benchmark 1.9