NVME Wars: Adata XPG SX8200 vs Samsung 980 Pro/EVO Plus


Note some weird inconsistent behavior in the PTS — 3 sets of results.

Adata XPG:

Samsung 980 EVO Plus:

Samsung 980 PRO:

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  1. ASGARD AN3 plus 1TB seems to be better and cheaper compared to ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB . Sequential Read/Sequential Write 3400MBs/3000MBs but when teasted the read is over 3500MBs And for ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB Sequential Read/Sequential Write 3500MBs/3000MBs are the same but random read for Asgard AN3 plus 1TB is 750000IOPS and random write 600000IOPS. ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB random read is 390000IOPS and random write 380000IOPS. There is a big difference in working performance of these two on paper. These would be great to see head to head tested in same machine. But today's pricing for ASGARD $130 and ADATA $168 that I could find is a big difference. ADATA 640 TBW/5-Years vs ASGARD N/A TBW/5 years warranty. Anyone got experience on the ASGARD AN3 plus 1TB? http://www.asgard.com.hk/SSD/M2.0/index.html

  2. thanks. this helped me figure out if xpg sx8200 was worth the "risk", lets say.
    I knew from friends that evoplus was really good (and i guess the market does too, because I see it as "best seller" almost in every site like amazon).

    Building my first pc, and haven't looked at pc parts in almost 6 years (i've had 2 gaming laptops in the past 12 years), and things changed A LOT.
    I think I'm on day 5 of research + part-picking 🙂

  3. Nice build of yours. I had installed ADATA SX8200 512 GB on my PC and seems as good as my OS SSD which is Samsung 860 EVO M.2 NVME SSD in which I have a video of my installation on my channel. Good review points thank you for sharing.

  4. In the video it's mentioned that the Samsung drives win a few tests, but when you look at the benchmark results in the link, the Samsung drives win in nearly every test over the SX8200 Pro!
    The only metric the SX8200 Pro has more wins is in the performance per dollar graphs.
    So the SX8200 Pro may be a better deal in perf/dollar but its certainly not as fast as the Samsung drives as alluded to in the video.

    If you're thinking of buying this drive I strongly suggest looking at the anandtech review of the drive here…. https://www.anandtech.com/show/13759/comparing-adata-sx8200-pro-vs-hp-ex9

    With that said I personally bought the 1tb SX8200 Pro since it does have excellent perf/dollar and up until now i've only ever owned Samsung Pro drives due to them having MLC, so i wanted to try something different than Samsung for once.

  5. okk…considering adata now has the xpg s11 pro, and the 970evo is near the same price. which should one get bases upon gen 3 (b450i gaming plus ac MSI) mb…? really want and need an answer b4 i buy one of these two.

  6. Although both similiar does not the Samsung PRO outperform because they dont use a cache model. So ALL of the SSD is the higher performance type. Im not talking about cost here. Also the Samsung Pro appears to be more reliable and lasting longer in general and that will be attractive to many users and pay the higher price. I agree the mother board is stupid not to include 10Gb for the price whether you need it or not right now.

  7. it may be super cheap but its TLC……samsungs are MLC. Sure its SLC cached but its fundamentally crappier tech hence its cheaper……if it was fully SLC it would be hilariously expensive enterprise grade. To me thats like compairing apples to oranges. Id take the hit in cost and grab a sammie everytime, even if the benchmarks show similar IO performance…..
    Long term the shorter read/write cycle life on the ADATA aint for me 😛

  8. For anyone in the UK  the 512gb version is only £57 with free postage or £62 with faster postage from laptops direct and £60 from ebuyerI just ordered 2 to run mirrored on an x570 to make use of the chipset bandwidth

  9. 👨‍💻💭how to get max speed 🤷‍♂️ NVMe ADATA SX8200PNP Goes ok 🤷‍♂️But the ONLY thing is the Adata site for d/loads is Poor 😳🤷‍♂️🆘
    they seem to hide the benchmark tools promised ( serial no? )dont wont to give you it- they aint got chit they used some other tester & changed the box 😳💭😋says 3k & 2800k reality on nvm-e-2s is you get 1800 & 1500k read write wtf samsung cheaper better SUPPORT i had a ssd b4 only took adata as the store was out samsung evo-2

  10. OCZ ARC 100 240GB drive failed on me. I already had several 2TB ssd's but didn't want it to use it as a OS drive. So I bought the SX8200 PRO 1TB drive for 127 euro.

    SSD'S keep surprise me in price.

  11. ADATA's "PRO" nomenclature is all BS to me. Samsung PRO drives are all 2-bit MLC (also known as just MLC). ADATA "PRO" is 3-bit MLC (also known as TLC), so at best, it is equivalent to Samsung EVO-Plus, not to Samsung PRO. But muhh SLC caching blah blah. Doesn't matter. 970PRO is the only 2-bit MLC NAND drive left on the market. I stick to 970PRO because of the endurance and retention, not for benchmark results.

  12. I love this drive, I just have 1 problem with it, and that its double sided. – Which in a desktop isn't an issue, but apparently can be with some thin laptops (Like my Thinkpad T495) that have a slimmer then normal M.2 slot, or chips under where the SSD will be laying down.


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