ADATA SX8000 M.2 512 GB SSD Review

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The following images are taken in-house at high-resolution and then cropped and scaled down. The camera used was a Canon DSLR shooting 24 MegaPixel photos. Right then, off we go.


The sample we have at hand is the 512 GB M2 model. Performance is listed as 2,500 MB/s for reads and 1,1000 MB/sec for writes with roughly 150 IOPS at 4k random writes QD32 aligned disk access with our tested model. 


Above, the tested unit; you should easily be able to place the M.2 unit into a compatible motherboard. Most Z97/X99/X299/Z170/Z270 and AMD B350/X370/X399 motherboards support it. You should however check out with the motherboard manufacturer if you have a x4 lane PCIe Gen 3 version with NVMe support.


The compact M.2 2280 (2280 = 80 mm) form factor ensures compatibility with next-generation desktop and mobile platforms that support the M.2 PCIe slot and interface. 


With the heatsink removed we see the top of the SSD, it holds two NAND chips on the top side, two on the back, a DRAM cache chip and the 8-channel SMI controller.


The SSF supports 15 nm SLC/MLC/TLC as well as the latest 3D (vertically stacked) NAND. These controllers support up to 2 Terabytes. The 512 GB configuration uses a anya DRAM buffer that the company deploys in a single package.


It's a bit washed out but that would be Micron. It is 15nm MLC NAND flash memory. You'll find four flash NAND packages, two on each side of the PCB.

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