ADATA XPG ATOM 50 Gen4 NVMe Solid State Drive Review

Final Thoughts

ADATA markets the XPG ATOM 50 as a sort of entry-level Gen4 NVMe solid state drive and if you initially look at the numbers you would probably think the same. Considering it is DRAM-less and the performance levels it achieves is quite impressive, especially if we look at scores from full drive benchmarks like Anvil Storage Utilities and the PCMark 10 Storage benchmark. It is beating other Gen4 solutions that have dedicated DRAM chips.

Is the ATOM 50 going to break any speed records when it comes to Gen4 speeds? No, but what ADATA was able to do with the Innogrit controller and Micron NAND without a DRAM chip shouldn’t be overlooked. On top of the performance you have a very low power draw of only 2.5W.

I also like that ADATA did not pre-install the heatspreader on the drive. All new motherboards have beefier M.2 heatsinks so it just makes it easier to install for most people. Also if I didn’t mention it this drive is fully PlayStation 5 compatible!

Right now you can pick up the 1TB version of the drive that we reviewed today for $119.99 at our favorite online retailer. Overall ThinkComputers gives the ADATA XPG ATOM 50 Gen4 NVMe Solid State Drive a 9 out of 10 score!

Pros:
– Impressive for a DRAM-less solution
– Single-sided
– Heatspreader included
– PS5 compatible

Cons:
– Not the fastest Gen4 drive out there

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