While we got our first taste of PCI-Express solid state drives in 2016, I feel that 2017 is going to be the year of PCI-Express M.2 solid state drives. Almost every new motherboard that comes out has at least one PCI-Express M.2 slot if not more than that. PCI-Express M.2 drives are extremely fast and take up literally no space inside your case. Today we have ADATA’s first PCI-Express M.2 2280 drive, the XPG SX8000. This drive offers read and write speeds of 2400 MB/s and 1000 MB/s respectively. ADATA is offering the drive in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB version. We have the 256 GB version in the test system today, let’s see what it can do!
The XPG SX8000 comes in a box that isn’t much larger than the actual drive itself. On the front there is a a picture of the drive and it lets us know the capacity, which is 256 GB.
Flipping over to the back we have more information on the drive, we can also see that the drive carries with it a 5-year warranty.
When you take everything out of the box all you’ll find is the drive itself.