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The Best Money Can Buy

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by 4K8KW10, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. 4K8KW10

    Mobster

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    The price for the model with 480GB is mere €130.

    Review of ADATA SX8200 480 GB
    • Outstanding performance
    • Even more impressive synthetic results
    • Very affordable
    • Large SLC write buffer
    • Heatsink included
    • 5-year warranty
    Specifications: ADATA SX8200 480 GB
    Brand:
    ADATA
    Model: ASX8200NP-480GT-C
    Controller: Silicon Motion SM2262
    Flash: Micron, 16 nm 3D TLC
    ADATA 60077107
    Endurance: 320 TB total bytes written
    Form Factor: M.2 2280
    Capacity: 480 GB (447.1 GB usable)
    32 GB additional overprovisioning
    Interface: PCIe Gen 3 x4, NVMe 1.3
    Device ID: ADATA SX8200NP
    Firmware: SVN105
    Warranty: 5 years

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  2. David Bisset

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Edinburgh

    Looks pretty good :)
     
  3. bledd

    Don

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    Why no new Samsung drives in the comparison
     
  4. mattyfez

    Sgarrista

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    It's not setting the world on fire though is it,
    about 1 second faster loading windows and about 1 second faster loading a game level than a Samsung 850 evo.. Around 17-18 seconds..
     
  5. mattyfez

    Sgarrista

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    Posts: 8,298

    That said it's cheap though for a 480gb drive, so if it's fast then it could be a winner, no point upgrading to it but for building a new system..
     
  6. 4K8KW10

    Mobster

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    Maybe Samsung doesn't support them with any drives and they have to buy...

    The Samsung drives won't perform better.

     
  7. lltfdaniel

    Wise Guy

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    Thanks for putting the ADATA on the radar because i most likely will be buying the 1TB variant of this due to bang for your money.
     
  8. Eternalec

    Associate

    Joined: May 25, 2018

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    Well, that looks impressive considering the cost.
     
  9. 4K8KW10

    Mobster

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    Yup. This is like having a 450GB RAM disc/drive for your bootable subsystem.
    DDR400 has memory bandwidth of 3200MB/s.

    It is crazy and awesome :p
     
  10. lltfdaniel

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    I agree.
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2018
  11. AMDPower

    Wise Guy

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    trying to decide between

    1TB Adata SX8200
    1TB samsung 970 evo
    1 TB WD BLACK 2280 NVME

    the other two are £60-£70 more than the Adata SX 8200 but are also faster, so it it worth me paying the extra?

    I want a company with good warranty and I know Wester Digital all excellent in that regards and is the fastest of the lot even faster than the samsung 970 pro.

    so what would you go for and why?
     
  12. 4K8KW10

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    I would for the ADATA and buy another goodie / other goodies with the remaining cash.
    For £60-£70 you can buy a new motherboard, another hard drive, or something else that is more expensive by the same amount.