ADATA announced the launch its new high-performance SSD focused for gamers in mind, the XPG SX8200, which comes in an M.2 2280 format available in capacities of 240, 480 and 960 GB using 2nd generation NAND 3D memory chips Flash with a 64-layer design backed by an intelligent SLC memory cache, a data buffer with DRAM memory as a cache, and a 32-bit DRAM data bus.

All this together with a PCI-Express 3.0 x4 interface and the NVMe 1.3 protocol translates into sequential speeds of up to 3200 MB / s for reading and up to 1700 MB / s for writing, along with a random read and write 4K of 310,000 / 280,000 IOPS.

The information of the ADATA XPG SX8200 completed with a life of at least 2 million hours of use before presenting any problems, various security systems so that the information is not corrupted in unexpected events, such as turning off the computer, and has the endorsement of a 5 year warranty. Regarding its price, 240GB Drive at $140, the 480GB model for $260, and the 960GB model for $480.

ADATA XPG SX8200 Specifications

Capacity 240 GB 480 GB 960 GB
Model Number ASX8200NP-240GT-C ASX8200NP-480GT-C ASX8200NP-960GT-C
Controller Silicon Motion SM2262
NAND Flash 3D TLC NAND
Form-Factor, Interface M.2-2280, PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3
Sequential Read 3050 MB/s 3000 MB/s
Sequential Write 1200 MB/s 1700 MB/s
Random Read IOPS 200K IOPS 310K IOPS
Random Write IOPS 240K IOPS 280K IOPS
Pseudo-SLC Caching Supported
DRAM Buffer Yes, capacity unknown
TCG Opal Encryption No
Power Management DevSleep, Slumber
Warranty 5 years
MTBF 2,000,000 hours
TBW 160 TB 320 TB 640 TB
MSRP $140 $260 $480