Value for Money - 86%
Quality - 75%
Look/Feel - 77%
Extra's/Features - 71%
ADATA’s XPG gaming range came out with an M.2 drive that is catered towards Mainstream gamers that is a good performer and is really value for your money, I took it for a test drive and can say it is really worth what you pay for it.
For about R3000 you get the XPG Gammix S10 512Gb M.2 drive, utilizing the PCIe Gen3x4 lanes it blasted past my SATA SSD with very fast Read/Write times! According to the spec sheets, it can get up to 1800/850MB/s and it really did get close to that speeds when I ran my AS SSD tests on it. Another awesome feature that I loved about the drive is that it has a 5-year Warranty!
So why would you want to upgrade to an M.2 drive, well except it being faster than your SATA 6GB slot(thanks to the PCI lanes) it also doesn’t need any power cables or SATA cables to be laid out in the case. you will also see a faster loading times if you move your steam library on the drive and your main file system(I would recommend buying two of the drives, 1 for your main drive and the 512 for your steam library). You just slot it into your motherboard, tighten the screw and you’re on your way to gaming pleasure.
Now the XPG Gammix S10 like I said is catered towards us normal guys and you will find the more expensive Samsung/Kingston/Etc drives have a lot more features and is a lot faster and this might get a few guys down.
Overall I was really pleased with the drive and would recommend it to any gamer that wants a value for money M.2 drive that has capacity, performance and reliability to game on. The XPG Gammix S10 Looks good aesthetically and will fit with most of the lastest motherboard colour schemes. It also comes with a 5-year warranty which makes it also worthwhile to get. This is your local mad scientist signing out….time to go buy this drive!
- SMI Controller
- 3d TLC NAND Flash
- PCIe Gen3x4
- M.2 2280 form factor
- A good value for money M.2 SSD
- Looks great on a black motherboard
- Has A 5 year Warranty
- It is a bit slower than some of its competitors
Estimated RP: R3040