ADATA is one of the leading names when it comes to high-performance memory and storage. Actually, they’re even a strong competitor when it comes to laptops, PC cases and peripherals these days too! However, I’ll be focusing on their storage division for now. I have their new XPG Spectrix S20G M.2 2280 Gen 3×4 SSD in for review. It’s packed full of features, and promises RGB thrills, fast read and write speeds, so it’s sure to appeal to those planning a new Gaming PC or even a nice upgrade to their existing system.
The drive features a PCIe Gen3x4 interface, with support for both SLC Caching and Host Memory Buffer. That means it should deliver random read/write speeds of 160K/190K IOPS. You can benefit from LDPC (Low-Density Parity-Check) error correcting code technology to detect and fix a wider range of data errors, as well as AES 256 encryption; it’ll ensure data security and integrity. With read speeds of 2500MB/s and write speeds of 1800MB/s, it’s as fast as we can hope for from a Gen 3 drive, so it shouldn’t feel like it’s holding us up, even when loading larger files and games.
|Capacity||500GB / 1TB|
|Form factor||M.2 2280|
|NAND Flash||3D NAND|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||80 x 22.1 x 7.55mm / 3.15 x 0.87 x 0.3inch|
|Weight||10.4g / 0.37oz|
|Sequential Read (Max)||Up to 2500MB/s1|
|Sequential Write (Max)||Up to 1800MB/s1|
|4KB Random Read IOPS(Max)||160K1|
|4KB Random Write IOPS(Max)||190K1|
|Operating temperature||0°C – 70°C|
|Storage temperature||-40°C – 85°C|
|Warranty2||5-year limited warranty|
“The XPG SPECTRIX S20G is a gaming SSD through and through and its styling reflects this. It sports a distinctive and prominent x-shaped RGB design that outshines the competition. The RGB light effects can be customized via software. What’s more, a hairline-brushed finish gives the SSD a formidable yet elegant look that will intimidate and impress.
Accelerate your gaming experience with the NVMe 1.3-compliant SPECTRIX S20G. Built with 3D NAND Flash and sporting read/write speeds of 2500/1800MB/s, load games faster and enjoy smoother gameplay. It works with all the latest Intel and AMD platforms for no-hassle compatibility.” – ADATA
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