Speedy M.2 NVMe PCIe x4 SSD - ADATA XPG SX8200 PCIe NVMe 240GB SSD Review

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★★★★★ (5 out of 5)

  • Performance
  • Price 
    • Paid $49.99+tax for it
  • Management software 
    • Mine works but has an interesting bug. It shows my SSD as being at 65,263 Degrees Celsius for its current operating temperature #FIRE
  • Included heatsink is nice 
    • Although, I'm not using it

  • 240GB version has a little bit slower performance than the higher capacity versions of this drive but I doubt it's truly noticeable

Other Thoughts
I bought this to replace my previous M.2 NVMe boot drive (a 1TB HP EX920) on my gaming PC. I migrated the 1TB SSD to an Intel NUC so I needed a new boot drive for my gaming PC. I no longer needed 1TB of space so I started looking at 240-256GB capacity drives. Newegg/ADATA happened to put this 240GB drive on sale so I immediately grabbed it after reading some very positive reviews of this drive.

Compared to a lot of the other options, this one easily beat the competition for the price. At least for the price I paid. It's PCIe x4 and NVMe when quite a few other 240GB SSDs at this price either ran in PCIe x2 mode, were SATA based or had other shortcomings such as QLC NAND. I also wanted to get a SSD from a brand that I knew had a software suite in case a firmware update was released. The HP SSD I migrated from seems to exist "in the ether" and doesn't have software, nor can be easily found on HPs site.

I had seen reviews that this drive was very speedy and I am definitely not disappointed with its performance. I use it as a boot drive and for storing all my non-game programs.

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