Model: ADATA XPG GAMMIX S70 Blade 1TB PCIe 4.0 M.2 Solid State Drive
Manufacturer: ADATA Technology
Provided By: ADATA Technology (USA)

ADATA Technology is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high performance memory modules and data storage solutions. Founded in 2001 with a staff of 20, this Taiwanese company set itself apart from the competition early on thanks to its professionalism, industry know-how and eye-catching product designs. Today, ADATA continues to lead the way through constant innovation and development of products that exceed customer expectations. Backed by technical expertise, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and premium customer service, ADATA currently offers a variety of products including DRAM modules, USB flash drives, memory cards, solid state drives and portable hard drives.

One of the latest additions to ADATA's line of solid state drives is the XPG GAMMIX S70 Blade. Designed to meet the demands of gaming, graphics processing and 5G applications, this M.2 form factor drive is powered by Innogrit's Rainier (IG5236) controller and is available with up to 2TB of 176-layer 3D TLC NAND flash. The GAMMIX S70 Blade also utilizes dynamic SLC caching and a DRAM cache buffer to improve read and write performance as well as Low-Density Parity Check (LDPC) code technology, End-To-End (E2E) data protection, a RAID engine and AES 256-bit encryption to ensure data security and integrity. To top it all off, the GAMMIX S70 Blade is equipped with a robust, yet slim, aluminum heatsink as well as an ultra-fast PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe 1.4 interface to deliver up to 7,400 MB/s read and 6,800 MB/s write speeds.

The GAMMIX S70 Blade is available in 1TB and 2TB capacities. For this review, ADATA sent us the 1TB version of the drive which is capable of delivering up to 7,400 MB/s sequential read and 5,500 MB/s sequential write speeds as well as up to 740,000 random read and write IOPS.

   ADATA XPG GAMMIX S70 Blade 1TB PCIe 4.0 M.2 Solid State Drive
General Specifications
Part Number AGAMMIXS70B-1T-CS
Capacity 1TB
NAND Flash Micron 176-Layer 3D TLC
Controller Innogrit Rainier IG5236
Form Factor M.2 (2280)
Interface PCIe Gen 4.0 x4, NVMe 1.4

Sequential Read 7,400 MB/s Max
Sequential Write 5,500 MB/s Max
Random Read IOPS 740,000 Max
Random Write IOPS 740,000 Max

MTBF 2,000,000 hours
Endurance (TBW) 740TB

Operating Temperature 0°C ~ 70°C
Storage Temperature -40°C ~ 85°C
Shock 1500G/0.5ms

Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions 80 x 22 x 3.3 mm
Weight 7g

Other Features
SLC Caching and DRAM cache buffer
Advanced LDPC ECC Technology
End-to-End (E2E) Data Protection and RAID Engine
AES 256-bit encryption support
Five year warranty

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the GAMMIX S70 Blade has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a closer look at ADATA's new PCIe 4.0 SSD and then see how well it performs. Does the GAMMIX S70 Blade have what it takes? Can it deliver the value and performance we've come to expect from ADATA? Keep reading as we find out.

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