ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro Solid State Drive Review

Last year we took a look at ADATA’s XPG SX8200, which we really liked. So much so, we awarded it a 10 out of 10 and our Good Value Award. This year ADATA is back with the successor to the SX8200, the SX8200 Pro. This new drive features a new controller (SMI SM2262EN) matched with IMFT Intel/Micron 3D TLC NAND, and two DDR3 DRAM chips. This brings the speed of the drive up to 3500 MB/s read and 2300 MB/s write (512 MB version), which is a nice improvement over the original SX8200. Let’s test this drive out and see what it can do!

Special thanks to ADATA for providing us with the XPG SX8200 Solid State Drive to review.

Specifications:
Capacity: 256GB / 512GB / 1TB / 2TB
Form Factor: M.2 2280
NAND Flash: 3D TLC
Controller: SMI
Dimensions (L x W x H): 22 x 80 x 3.5 mm
Weight: 8g / 0.28oz
Interface: PCIe Gen3x4
Performance(Max): Read 3500MB/s , Write 2300MB/s (512GB version)
Operating temperature: 0°C – 70°C
Storage temperature: – 40°C – 85°C
Shock resistance: 1500G/0.5ms
MTBF: 2,000,000 hours
Warranty: 5 years

Packaging
The XPG SX8200 Pro comes in a nice retail box. On the front there is a photo of the drive and it lets us know the capacity which in our case is 512GB. ADATA is offering this drive in 256GB, 512GB, 1TB and 2TB models.

ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro

Flipping the box over on the back there is information on the drive in quite a few different languages.

ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro

Getting everything out of the box you have the XPG SX8200 Pro solid state drive and a DIY heatsink. I like that the heatsink is not pre-installed. Many new motherboards offer integrated M.2 heatsinks, which go with the board itself so if you don’t want to use ADATA’s heatsink you don’t have to.

ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro

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