Over the past few months we have seen a number of companies announcing high-end 2 TB PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2-2280 SSDs, which was not particularly surprising given positioning of these drives as well as expected lonf lifecycle on the market. What is a bit more surprising is that some manufacturers are also expanding their existing product lineups with 2 TB SSDs as NAND prices continue to fall. One of such companies is ADATA, which has just released a 2 TB flavor of its XPG SX8200 Pro.

ADATA’s XPG SX8200 Pro is a version of the company’s Gammix S11 Pro without an aluminum heat spreader, which ensures compatibility with laptops. Both drives come in the M.2-2280 form-factor and feature a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface, they are based on Silicon Motion’s SM2262EN controller (eight NAND channels, four ARM Cortex-R5 cores, NVMe 1.3, LDPC ECC, RAID engine, etc.) accompanied by Micron’s 3D TLC NAND. Previously, these drives only featured 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB configurations, but recently ADATA expanded the family with a 2 TB model.

As for performance, the manufacturer claims that the top-of-the-range XPG SX8200 Pro 2 TB drive offers up to 3.5 GB/s sequential read speed and up to 3 GB/s sequential write speed when pSLC caching is used (data based on CDM benchmark), as well as up to 360K random read/write 4K IOPS. The drive is rated for 1280 TB over a 5-year warranty period.

ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro Specifications
Capacity 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB 2 TB
Model Number ASX8200PNP-256GT-C ASX8200PNP-512GT-C ASX8200PNP-1TT-C ASX8200PNP-2TT-C
Controller Silicon Motion SM2262EN
NAND Flash IMFT 3D TLC NAND
Form-Factor, Interface M.2-2280, PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3
Sequential Read 3500 MB/s
Sequential Write 1200 MB/s 2300 MB/s 3000 MB/s
Random Read IOPS 220K IOPS 390K IOPS 360K IOPS
Random Write IOPS 290K IOPS 380K IOPS 360K IOPS
Pseudo-SLC Caching Supported
DRAM Buffer Yes, capacity unknown
TCG Opal Encryption No
Power Management DevSleep, Slumber (0.14 W).
Warranty 5 years
MTBF 2,000,000 hours
TBW 160 TB 320 TB 640 TB 1280 TB
Additional Information Link

ADATA’s 2 TB XPG SX8200 Pro is already available in the US for $289.99, in select European countries (from eBay) for about €306 ~ €308, and in Japan for ¥36,680.

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Sources: ADATA, PC Watch

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  • Charlie22911 - Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - link

    I want a 4TB NVME drive so bad, I’d love to get rid of my external spinning rust. I don’t even mind paying a premium for it, just give me the option. Reply
  • Greg100 - Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - link

    Here you are...

    ...but why bother 4TB NVMe?
    The cheapest NVMe per TB is:
    Western Digital Ultrastar DC SN630 - 7.68TB

    In Germany you can buy it for:

    € 978,23 - Mindfactory

    € 978,24 - Compuland

    € 978,25 - VibuOnline

    € 978,26 - DriveCity

    € 978,28 - Klarsicht IT

    4TB SSDs are more expensive per TB than above 7.68 NVMe SSD.

    If you find something cheaper let me know.
    Reply
  • Greg100 - Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - link

    You also need U.2 to M.2 cable from Intel # J15713-001, if you do not have MB with U.2 port. Reply
  • Greg100 - Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - link

    Prices include 19% tax (VAT). Reply
  • Greg100 - Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - link

    It’s also cheaper per TB than Samsung SSD 860 EVO 4TB SATA SSD!!!

    € 591,75 - Mindfactory

    € 591,76 - Compuland

    € 591,77 - VibuOnline

    € 591,78 - DriveCity

    Shame on you Samsung!
    Reply
  • croc - Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - link

    You might also want to mention that this drive is a 2.5 inch form factor.

    OTOH, imagine four of these in a 1.0 raid array using the Highpoint SSD7110 raid controller.... And up to a total of 16...

    Plus up to a 6TB raid of nvme m.2 2280 drives. For those that feel the need for more speed (face it, this drive sucks at write performance...) you can also/or boot from this array in raid 0, 1 or 5 configurations.

    Anyway, great post.
    Reply
  • Greg100 - Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - link

    2.5 inch form factor is always better, because you can place SSDs anywhere on the case, so you can improve the cooling conditions of SSDs.

    As for the faster drive, my favorite is:

    Micron 9300 PRO 15.36TB, U.2 SSD
    3500 MB/s (R/W)
    € 2579 (Xitra - Germany) for 15.36TB behemoth!
    Reply
  • Luckz - Monday, December 02, 2019 - link

    Rocket have a 4TB now. E12S though with halved RAM. Reply

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