REVIEW ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
With so much of the industry leaning on the Phison controller in the last bit, it is great to see the ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro showing off what the SMI SM2262EN controller is capable of. Performance wise, it masy be listed at being just a tad under the performance of Phison, but we believe it would be very hard to differentiate between the two in real life use. These are both premium controllers and, in fact, we might have a very strong point in our view that the ADATA is a top drive in true data transfers,
Our performance results top out at 3.5GB/s read and 3GB/s write performance, with truly outstanding returns in PCMark 8 Storage 2.0 results with a bandwidth average of 674MB/s which, once again, is one of the top returns to date for M.2 SSDs. We think some of the key takeaways for this SSD lie in its performance, availability in several capacities, 5-year warranty which is a plus in comparison to so many others with 3-year warranties…and value. At $182 for the 1TB version we are testing today, it is a great price for a top-tier SSD that you can count on.