ADATA readies the XPG SX9000 PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe 1.2 SSD
Every major SSD manufacturer on the market seems to be capitalizing on the affordable NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) technology. In combination with the M.2 2280 compact form-factor usually found in laptops, the NVMe really improves the SSD performance and positions the laptop storage solutions at least on par with the desktop ones. ADATA just extended their NVMe portfolio with the XPG SX9000 PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 series, which is designed to meet the ever-growing needs of gamers, PC enthusiasts, overclockers, and video rendering professionals. The XPG SX9000 features an improved Marvell 88SS1093 controller that boosts read/write speeds to 2800/1450 MB/s, making the SATA 6Gb/s standard practically obsolete.
ADATA claims that the new SSDs feature an increased TBW (terabytes written) rating of up to 1,000 TB (“at least 20% more" data than 2.5" SATA consumer SSDs), and also come with a 2 million hour mean time between failures (MTBF) rating. A five-year warranty is offered in case that 2 million hour MTBF proves to be unrealistic. Another feature that should expand the lifespan of these SSDs comes in the form of LDPC (low density parity check), an error correcting code technology to detect and fix a wider range of data errors for more accurate data transfers. The new Marvell controller allows for random read speeds of up to 310,000 IOPS and random write speeds of up to 140,000 IOPS. The XPG SX9000 SSDs are packed with a separate heatsink for PC users, and come in 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB capacities.
No information on pricing as of now, but the new XPG SX9000 SSDs should already be available at e-tailers.