ADATA Nighthawk Prototype 1Tb SSD detailed review

Posted on November 14, 2022 by Raymond Chen

ADATA's Nighthawk Prototype works on PCIe M.2 5.0 computer expansion bus standard. Detailed characteristics of this NVMe on this site.

ADATA Nighthawk Prototype 1Tb SSD detailed review

Nighthawk Prototype (1Tb) produced by ADATA is powered by SiliconMotion SM2508 controller. The Nighthawk Prototype comes equipped with n/a memory. This drive besides, available in three capacities, including 8 Tb, 2 Tb and 4 Tb.

Performance and benchmarks

Internal SSD works on PCIe M.2 5.0 expansion standard with sequential read speeds 14000 MB/s, and maximum write speeds 12000 MB/s.

Endurance and warranty


Category Value
Capacity 1 Tb
Interface M.2 5.0
Controller SiliconMotion SM2508
Memory type n/a
DRAM n/a
Read speed (Mb/s) 14000
Write speed (Mb/s) 12000
Read IOPS n/a
Write IOPS n/a
Endurance (TBW) n/a
MTBF (million hours) n/a
Warranty (years) n/a


The maximum write speed is 12000 Mbps, that is faster than has other competitors. On balance, our editor advise to purchase ADATA Nighthawk Prototype 1Tb for your PC.

+ Pros

  • Excellent writing speed
  • PCIe 5.0
  • Capacity

- Cons

  • None

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Video Review

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The ADATA Nighthawk Prototype 1Tb has no DRAM in their controller or data about it is unknown. DRAM in their controller help to increase I/O performance and endurance.

The ADATA Nighthawk Prototype due to the low density of memory chips may operate without further heat sinks. Some motherboards or laptops already has thermal pads above or below the drive for better performance during times of heavy loads.

The Nighthawk Prototype 1Tb has sequential write speed 12000 Mb per second, maximum read speed 14000 Mb per second. NVMe operate on SiliconMotion SM2508 controller and M.2 5.0 interface standard.
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