ADATA has recently launched the new XPG GAMMIX S70 Blade M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD. It looks like an upgrade to the older GAMMIX S70 NVMe. However, there are certain advantages of this one for sure.
On its official page, the company has said that this M.2 NVMe is working on PCIe 4.0. It can make use of 4 lanes which means that the maximum 8GB/s read write speed. However, the company claims that with this SSD can reach up to the sequential read speed of 7400MB/s and write speed up to 6400MB/s.
The form factor of this SSD if of course M.2 2280.
Another notable thing about this product is that it has support for NVMe 1.4. In order to tackle all the heat produced from its complex circuit, the SSD comes with a decent-looking heatsink on its top.
Key Specs of XPG GAMMIX S70 Blade (Theoretical)
|Sequential Read Speed (Max)||7400MB/s|
|Sequential Write Speed (Max)||6400MB/s|
|4KB Random Read IOPS (Max)||650K|
|4KB Random Write IOPS (Max)||740K|
|Form Factor||M.2 2280|
|NVMe Version||NVMe 1.4|
|MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure)||2,000,000 hours|
|TBW (Terabytes Written)||1480TB|
|Warranty Period||5-Years Limited Warranty|
The XPG GAMMIX S70 Blade is here to beat SAMSUNG 980 Pro
As per these specifications, you might be having a clear idea that getting the most out of this SSD is not easy. It is crucial to have a motherboard with PCIe 4.0 support. The supported NVMe version should be NVMe 1.4. The SSD is going to utilize 4 lanes of PCIe to offer its maximum potential.
However, the SSD is backward compatible with PCIe 3.0 as well.
The company claims that the SSD is making use of both DRAM and SLC Cache. For hardcore gamers, the 2TB version is available with all the features packed inside the product. In other words, the SSD is focused just on extremists. So, if you are into 4K video editing, rendering, gaming, overclocking, 3D modeling, or any other professional field, this SSD could be your next pick.
However, the lower-end variants can have compromises with the MTBF and TBW.
All other features that comes with other top-end NVMe SSDs are there in this one as well. Some of them are RAID Engine support, End-to-End data protection, LDPC Error Correcting Code Technology, AES 256-bit Encryption, etc.
On top of that, the SSD has a five years limited warranty. With its 3D NAND Flash, the company claims a higher level of efficiency and durability in this product.
As we have discussed earlier, this SSD comes with a high-temperature-resistant aluminum heatsink on its top. So, with this, the company is promising that the SSD will remain 20% cooler even under tough scenarios.
(Testings are done on MSI X570-A PRO motherboard with IO meter 2010.05.26 test software and Windows 10 1909)
Impressively, in the terms of theoretical sequential read/write speeds, the GAMMIX S70 Blade is beating WD Black SN850 1TB, Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 2TB, and even the SAMSUNG 980 Pro. This is the reason that made me post about this SSD on SSD Sphere.
The benchmark scores are not available until now. But, once the product hits the commercial market, I would like to test it for you.
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