ADATA Nighthawk Prototype 4Tb SSD detailed review

Posted on November 18, 2022 by Raymond Chen

ADATA's Nighthawk Prototype NVMe SSD use PCIe M.2 5.0 interface. Detailed characteristics of this NVMe here.

ADATA Nighthawk Prototype 4Tb SSD detailed review

ADATA Nighthawk Prototype 4Tb use SiliconMotion SM2508 controller. The Nighthawk Prototype comes equipped with n/a flash memory. This NVMe also available in three capacities: 8 Tb, 2 Tb and 1 Tb.

Performance and benchmarks

Internal SSD works on PCIe M.2 5.0 with sequential read speeds 14000 MB/s, and write speeds equals to 12000 Mbps.

Endurance and warranty


Category Value
Capacity 4 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 Mb/s, that is faster than has most of competitors. After evaluating all the facts, our editor highly advise to have ADATA Nighthawk Prototype 4Tb for your PC.

+ Pros

  • Excellent writing speed
  • PCIe 5.0
  • Capacity

- Cons

  • None

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The Nighthawk Prototype 4Tb has no Dynamic Random-Access Memory in their controller or data about it is not known. Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) in their controller help to increase endurance and IOPS.

The Nighthawk Prototype 4Tb due to the high density of memory chips requires installation of extra heat sink. This will lower temperature of the memory chips and controller. Some motherboards or laptops designed with thermal pads below and above the storage for improving productivity during heavy loads.

The ADATA Nighthawk Prototype has maximum write speed 12000 Mb/s, sequential read speed 14000 Mb per second. SSD works on SiliconMotion SM2508 controller and M.2 5.0 interface standard.
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