SSDs have become more affordable over last couple of years compared to the early days of the new technology. As with other technologies, SSDs are now much faster and cheaper and hardware manufacturers are releasing new SSDs for everyone on a regular basis. While traditional SSDs are pretty compact, they are pretty large as laptop manufacturers are actively pushing for thinner and lighter laptops with maximum power. As a result of this, M.2 SSDs have become significantly popular among PC makers in last couple years. If you are currently in the market for a new M.2 SSD, then you would be glad to know that ADATA has released a new SSD using the M.2 2280 form factor that should give incredible speed for your computer. More importantly, the company has included an impressive 5 year warranty with the latest SSD.
Talking about the new SSD, XPG SX9000, the company said, “The SX9000 caters to gamers and PC overclockers. It arrives in an M.2 2280 form factor and uses the PCIe3x4 interface to deliver up to 2800MB/s read and 1450MB/s write. ADATA has selected a new Marvell controller to ensure consistently optimized performance, while in-house ADATA manufacturing, assembly, and quality control result in up to a 1000TB terabytes/total bytes written (TBW) rating. The SX9000 uses MLC NAND Flash and ships in 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities.”
“The SX9000 goes even beyond the XPG SX8000 thanks to balanced ADATA design and the integration of a new Marvell controller. It reaches 2800MB/s read and 1450MB/s write, leveraging the PCI Express Gen 3×4 interface and the NVMe 1.2 protocol. A compact M.2 2280 drive, the SX9000 also manages 310K/140K IOPS random 4K read/write. For fast boot, reduced cross-drive transfer times, shorter game loads, and quicker in-game asset delivery, the SX9000 offers an excellent foundation.”
While the SSD will ship in 256GB, 512GB and 1 TB version, the 256GB version will have a read and write speed of 2700MB/s and 990MB/s respectively. On the other hand, the 512GB and 1TB version will have 2800MB/s and 1450MB/s read and write speed respectively. As of now though, pricing of the SSDs are unknown and the drives are not available for retailers at the moment. However, the drives are expected to be available to retailers in the coming days.
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