XPG SX6000 position in the SSD market being an accepted fact by most people that gaming SSD’s boost storage performance as compared to traditional mechanical hard drives, NVMe has paved the way for SSD’s to achieve their full potential by overcoming the speed bottleneck imposed by older SATA connection.
During the CES 2019, it announced the ADATA Ultimate XPG SX 6000 Pro, which should perform even better than the SU series. Those interested in new constructions did not have to wait long for the premiere, because the disks just appeared in the official offer of the producer. The new series includes 2.5-inch media with a capacity of 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB.
With larger files from multimedia applications and games becoming common these days, savvy users need faster storage to keep up with the pace. This is where NVMe has thrived with high performance by handling 65,000 queues of data each with 65,000 commands, instead of one queue consisting a capacity of 32 commands.
Being the manufacturer of second largest DRAM module in the world, ADATA manufactures a wide variety of product line consisting of USB Flash drives, hard disk drives, solid state drives and memory cards since the silicon ages.
XPG SX6000 Performance
With the promise of delivering high-end storage tech without the high-end price point, Adata has kept its promise with the SX6000 Pro Adata NVMe SSD retailing for around $100.
Being a part of the renowned XPG gaming series by ADATA, the SX6000 Pro aims at mid-range gaming Pc’s. Adata offers the XPG SX6000 Pro in capacities of 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB. The XPG SX6000 Pro model utilizes 3D TLC NAND, 1.3 technology NVMe, and interface of a PCIe Gen3x4, it extends to a read speed of 3,500MB/s and a write speed of 2,500MB/s with an incidental performance ranging up to 250K/240K IOPS. This is four times the speed of a typical best gaming SSD.
In Crystal DiskMark’s standard sequential test, ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro produces a read speed of 2,128.1MB/s and a write speed of 1,541.1MB/s. In the same sequential random file test of 4K, the XPG SX6000 Pro produced a write speed of 347.3MB/s along with a read speed of 374.7MB/s.
When it comes to large tougher files test, the XPG SX6000 Pro produces an average write speed of 820.6MB/s. However, on the small files test, it puts an average write speed of 376.3MB/s and read speed of 337.1MB/s.
Design & Build
Though ADATA SX6000 Pro adheres to the standard of M.2 2280 SSD, the single-sided design of the drive makes it a lot slimmer ( mere 2.15 mm thick) which is ideal for use in ultrabooks, laptops, notebooks small form factor PC’s, etc only with the latest version of Intel or AMD platforms.
It XPG SX6000 Pro model utilizes an interface of PCIe 3.0 x4 and comes with support for NVMe 1.3. The best part is The XPG Pro model is rated for an MTBF (mean time between failures) of 2,000,000 hours. ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro is backed by a warranty period of five years.
Unlike the top-of-the-range model, ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro has no heatsink which makes it much more preferable.
Features of XPG SX6000
Declared sequential transfers reach 550 MB / s for reading and 3500 MB / s for recording, although performance is expected to decrease slightly with data that is less susceptible to compression. The manufacturer does not give too much to the disc specification. We know that the Realtek controller, the 3D TLC memory NAND, and the DRAM cache were on board, and the whole thing is supported by the SLC NAND bone buffer.
Starting with higher capacity, longer durability and efficiency in power, Adata XPG SX6000 Pro uses a Realtek controller along with second generation 64-layer 3D TLC (triple-level cell) NAND chips. Though the exact model of the NAND chips controller is not disclosed by the manufacturer. Technologies such as Host Memory Buffer and SLC Caching to improve load distribution sustained peak performance, low-density parity-check (LDPC) to find and repair data errors has been integrated by Adata in the XPG SX6000 Pro. Witha single-sided design of 2.15mm thick Adata, the XPG SX6000 Pro can be installed in many compact devices.
The endurance of the 256GB model is 150 TBW, while the 1TB and 512GB models endure 300 and 600 TBW respectively. Adata provides a warranty period of 5 years as well.
Ideal for gamers, PC enthusiasts, and video rendering professionals, Adata XPG SX600 Pro combines superior speed and cost-effectiveness in a compact M.2 2280 form.
This bad boy offers faster, load, boot, and transfer speeds. To be more precise, we are talking about up to 4 times faster performance than that of SATA SSDs.
Utilizing an interface of PCIe Gen3x2, the XPG SX6000 extends reading or writing speeds of up to 800-1000 MB per second. With NVMe 1.2 qualified, the Adata XPG SX6000 supplies superior performance and multi-tasking capabilities.
The XPG SX6000 executes 3D NAND Flash, providing a storage density up to 1TB which improves reliability. With SLC Caching and DRAM Cache Buffer, the XPG SX6000 retains optimized performance and data integrity for strong gaming software, 3D rendering, or other high demand applications as well. The XPG SX6000 packaging includes a sleek black XPG heatsink with pre-applied thermal compound inside for easy Do It Yourself.
XPG SX6000 Benchmark
Undoubtedly this good gaming SSD has set a standard that can assure with 100% user satisfaction. It has TLC memory that comprises SlC caching in every chip that has been used in this unique SSD. User experience and outstanding technology make it a must-buy of 2019. Its firmware requirements provide a guarantee of gaming on SSD endurance. It will be always a wise decision to get one and experience the perfect use of updated technology.