Model: ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro 512GB PCIe 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 SX6000 Pro. Designed for the enthusiast or gamer on a budget, this M.2 form factor drive is powered by Realtek's RTS5763DL controller and is available with up to 1TB of 3D TLC NAND flash. The SX6000 Pro also utilizes HMB (Host Memory Buffer) and SLC Caching to accelerate read and write speeds along with LDPC (Low-Density Parity-Check) error correcting code technology to ensure data integrity. To top it all off, the SX6000 Pro is equipped with an ultra-fast PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe 1.3 interface and is capable of 2,100 MB/s read and 1,500 MB/s write speeds and a maximum of 240,000 random write IOPS.

The XPG SX6000 Pro is available in 256GB, 512GB and 1TB capacities. For this review, ADATA sent us the 512GB version of the drive which is capable of delivering up to 2,100 MB/s sequential read and 1,500 MB/s sequential write speeds as well as up to 250,000 random read and 240,000 random write IOPS.

   ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro 512GB PCIe M.2 Solid State Drive
General Specifications
Part Number ASX6000PNP-512GT-C
Capacity 512GB
NAND Flash 2nd Generation 64-layer 3D TLC
Controller Realtek RTS5763DL
Form Factor M.2 (2280)
Interface PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3

Sequential Read 2,100 MB/s Max
Sequential Write 1,500 MB/s Max
Random Read IOPS 250,000 Max
Random Write IOPS 240,000 Max

MTBF 2 million hours
Endurance (TBW) 300TB

Power Consumption
Active (Typical) 0.33 W
Slumber (Typical) 0.14 W

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

Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions 22 mm x 80 mm x 2.15 mm
Weight 8g

Other Features
Advanced LDPC ECC technology
HMB (Host Memory Buffer) and SLC Caching
Single-sided design
Includes XPG heatsink
Five year warranty

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the XPG SX6000 Pro has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a closer look at ADATA's PCIe SSD and then see how well it performs. Does the SX6000 Pro have what it takes? More importantly, is it the best bang for your buck? Keep reading as we find out.

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