ADATA XPG Spectrix S40G RGB 256Gb NVMe SSD tech review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

ADATA's XPG Spectrix S40G RGB internal SSD use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 bus. Read below about this SSD on our page.

ADATA XPG Spectrix S40G RGB 256Gb NVMe SSD tech review

ADATA's 256Gb XPG Spectrix S40G RGB internal SSD works on Realtek RTS5762. The XPG Spectrix S40G RGB comes equipped with IMFT 3D TLC flash memory. SSD also available in 512 Gb and 1 Tb capacities.

Performance and benchmarks

This NVMe use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 interface with maximum read speeds 3500 MB/s, and write speeds equals to 3000 MB/s. This model has IOPS 380000 on writing and 390000 on reading operations.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer give 5 years warranty period limited by 160 Total Bytes Written. As well it has 2 million hours MTBF.

Specs

Category Value
Capacity 256 Gb
Interface M.2 3.0 x 4
Controller Realtek RTS5762
Memory type IMFT 3D TLC
DRAM n/a
Read speed (Mb/s) 3500
Write speed (Mb/s) 3000
Read IOPS 390000
Write IOPS 380000
Endurance (TBW) 160
MTBF (million hours) 2
Warranty (years) 5

Conclusion

ADATA XPG Spectrix S40G RGB 256Gb use previous bus standard that is significantly slower than PCIe 4. The write speed is 3000 Mb/s, that is common for this interface. The Internal SSD provide possibility to write 160 TBW, that is poor against closest rivals. On balance, ADATA XPG Spectrix S40G RGB 256Gb has more cons and our site highly do not advise to spend money for it.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Capacity
  • Writing speed

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Video Review

I can't believe this exists - XPG 1TB RGB M.2 Drive

FAQ

The ADATA XPG Spectrix S40G RGB is DRAMless SSD or data about it is not known. Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) makes drive work faster, but also more expensive.

The ADATA XPG Spectrix S40G RGB 256Gb due to the low density of memory chips able to work without extra cooling systems. Some motherboards or laptops from the factory has additional cooling below and above the SSD for improving performance during heavy loads.

The ADATA XPG Spectrix S40G RGB 256Gb has sequential write speed 3000 Mb/s, read speed 3500 Mb per second. SSD run on Realtek RTS5762 controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The memory type is IMFT 3D TLC.
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