ADATA Technology has announced the launch of its first solid-state device that uses the NVMe technology, the SX8000 XPG in M.2 format and PCI-Express interface to provide excellent performance.
ADATA has equipped this device with 3D memory chips MLC NAND Flash and SMI 2260 controller, both known old components that although not provide maximum performance, that’s pretty decent and, above all, stable. The theoretical performance of these units is 2,400 MB / s read and 1000 MB / s write, with up to 140,000 / 100,000 IOPS respectively. It operates under the NVMe 1.2 standard and as indicated at the beginning, its interface is PCI-Express form factor M.2.
As I have explained many times, the use of MLC memory chips uses two bits per cell, reaching a middle ground in a matter of durability and density between the SLC and TLC chips. Empirically and as indicated by ADATA, these SSDs have a MTBF of two million hours, and not in vain provide a five-year warranty directly with them in case of failure.
In principle ADATA offer these XPG SX8000 in capacities of 128, 256, 512 and 1024 GB, and has already warned that a little later update them with a read speeds and higher writing purposes and XPG sink, which not only improve the aesthetics of the unit but will reduce the thermal throttling.
At the moment they have only indicated that the new XPG SX8000 hit the market in late October, but probably not see them in stores and through November. They have not said anything about price or whether different capacities have different performance, which is usual in this type of solid state devices