On the test bench today is the XPG Spectrix S40G M.2 NVMe RGB SSD. RGB has become very popular in the last few years and the fact that this SSDs RGB package can be configured with XPG’s own software package is a bonus, as well as its configuration being part and parcel with some motherboards.
As a storage reviewer, however, we are always interested when companies break free of the current trend to add different hardware profiles to their products. XPG has done this with the Spectrix S40G by combining it with a not so commonplace Realtek RTS5762 8-channel NVME PCIe 3.0×4 controller.
The XPG S40G is a PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 SSD that is available in capacities ranging from 256GB to 2TB. It uses the latest NVMe 1.3 protocol, comes with a 5-year limited warranty, and has performance specifications up to 3500MB/s read and 3000MB/s write with up to 290K read and 240K write IOPS at low 4k disk access. It has AES 256-bit encryption on board and has a listed product guarantee of 640TBW for the 1TB drive.
The XPG Spectrix S40G is available in the 2280 (80mm) form factor, and has its components situated on a black two-sided PCB. It contains the Realtek RTS5762 controller we spoke of above, 4 packages of ADATA branded NAND flash memory, this being Micron 3D TLC, and a Nanya DDR3-1600 128mb DRAM chip.
The SSD also includes a passive cooling cover that is stuck to the SSD with thermal tape and can be easily removed if not needed. Remember though, the cover provides the benefits of good looking RGB. Each of the four memory packages is 256GB RAW NAND flash memory for a total of 1TB. When formatted, this SSD provides a total of 954GB of storage space to the end user.
This link will bring you to the XPG RGB software that you see in this picture. It not only provides unlimited color combinations, but also, various lighting effects to include breathing, strobe, cycle, rainbow, breathing rainbow, comet and comet rainbow, along with static options.