ADATA Announces Plans To Enter PCI-E 4.0 M.2 SSD Game

Posted by at 2:08 pm on August 5, 2019

ADATA recently announced two new M.2 2280 form factor NVMe solid state drives under its XPG brand. The new XPG GAMMIX S50 SSDs come in 1TB and 2TB capacities and sport support for the new PCI-E 4.0 interface and its increased bandwidth over the same number (x4) of lanes.

The XPG Gammix S50 pairs the Phison PS5016-E16-32 controller with 512GB of DRAM cache from SK Hynix and 3D NAND flash from Micron along with an aluminum heatsink. The new drives support SLC caching as well as data protection and encryption technologies.

On the performance front , ADATA claims that the XPG Gammix S50 is capable of up to 5,000 MB/s sequential reads, 4,400 MB/s sequential writes, and 750,000 random read/write IOPS when being used on PCI-E 4.0 buss.

when it comes to  longevity , the XPG GAMMIX S50 1TB and 2TB drives are rated at 1800 TBW and 3600 TBW respectively over the duration of the five year manufacturer warranty period along with a 1.75 million-hour MTBF.

ADATA did not share pricing and exact available at the time of post.  Just coming soon.


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