The GAMMIX S50 Lite comes in a small red box. Along with a picture of the drive, the front advertises a number of its key features including its 1TB capacity, PCIe 4.0 interface, support for NVMe 1.4, SLC caching and 3D NAND. The back of the box provides a bit more information regarding the GAMMIX S50 Lite's features and performance.


Physical Features:

The GAMMIX S50 Lite uses the 2280 form factor for M.2 (NGFF) SSDs. It measures 80 x 22 x 4.3 mm and tips the scales at 10g. The drive also has an "M key" edge connector which provides PCIe SSDs with up to 4x lanes of bandwidth.

The GAMMIX S50 Lite uses Silicon Motion's SM2267 controller. Designed to meet the needs of mainstream SSDs, this PCIe Gen 4 x4 controller supports four channels with up to eight chip enables (CE) per channel. The SM2267 also supports the latest 3D NAND from all major manufacturers and features Silicon Motion’s proprietary NANDXtend error-correcting code (ECC) technology, SRAM ECC and end-to-end data path protection.

For the 1TB version of the GAMMIX S50 Lite, ADATA has opted to use its own Micron manufactured 96-layer 3D TLC NAND flash. If you'd remove the heatsink and the label on the back, you'd find two 256GB NAND flash packages on either side of the PCB. The drive also has a single 1GB SK Hynix DDR4 SDRAM memory chip that is used for caching.