ADATA Nighthawk Prototype 8Tb SSD technical specifications

Posted on November 19, 2022 by Raymond Chen

ADATA's Nighthawk Prototype NVMe SSD use PCIe M.2 5.0 computer expansion bus standard. Detailed characteristics of this NVMe on our page.

ADATA Nighthawk Prototype 8Tb SSD technical specifications

ADATA's 8Tb Nighthawk Prototype internal SSD use SiliconMotion SM2508 controller. The Nighthawk Prototype comes equipped with n/a flash memory. ADATA Nighthawk Prototype is offered also in 3 capacities: 2 Tb, 1 Tb and 4 Tb.

Performance and benchmarks

ADATA Nighthawk Prototype works on PCIe M.2 5.0 expansion standard with sequential read speeds 14000 MB/s, and maximum write speeds equals to 12000 MB/s.

Endurance and warranty


Category Value
Capacity 8 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 write speed is 12000 Mb/s, that is faster than has most of rivals. On balance, our editor recommend to have ADATA Nighthawk Prototype 8Tb for your PC.

+ Pros

  • Excellent writing speed
  • PCIe 5.0
  • Capacity

- Cons

  • None

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The ADATA Nighthawk Prototype is DRAMless drive or information about it is not known. Dynamic Random-Access Memory makes SSD faster, but also more expensive.

The Nighthawk Prototype 8Tb due to the high density of memory chips require the installation of additional heat sink. It will lower temperature of the memory chips and controller. Some laptops or motherboards from the factory has additional cooling above or below the drive to enhance productivity during high loads.

The ADATA Nighthawk Prototype has maximum write speed 12000 Mb/s, read speed 14000 Mb/s. It operate on SiliconMotion SM2508 controller and M.2 5.0 interface standard.
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