High-performance SSD through the PCI-Express 3.0 interface

by Kelvin
El Chapuzas Informático

ADATA announced the launch of a new high-performance SSD, the XPG SX8100, which is linked to the interface PCI-Express 3.0 x4, and of course, if all SSDs were PCIe 4.0 no Intel user would buy it, so manufacturers have to continue launching these units thinking of the millions of users with Intel systems, in addition to AMD users who have the same interface or do not want to pay the extra cost of jumping.

XPG SX8100


This unit uses memory chips 3D NAND Flash with cache SLC and memory DRAM as a cache, resulting in sequential speeds of up to 3500 MB / s for reading and up to 3000 MB / s for writing, while 4K random write and read translates into 300,000/240,000 IOPS respectively. Although the company does not indicate anything, this unit would use a controller Realtek replacing SMI, plus it would include less DRAM memory, is the difference to consider with respect to the SX8200, his older brother.

The information of ADATA XPG SX8100 It is completed with the classic format M.2, the availability of three variants of 512 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB of capacity with a useful life of 320/640/1280 TB of written data or 2,000,000 hours of use, are backed by a 5 year warranty, and not a word about prices and availability.

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