While we got our first taste of PCI-Express solid state drives in 2016, I feel that 2017 is going to be the year of PCI-Express M.2 solid state drives. Almost every new motherboard that comes out has at least one PCI-Express M.2 slot if not more than that. PCI-Express M.2 drives are extremely fast and take up literally no space inside your case. Today we have ADATA's first PCI-Express M.2 2280 drive, the XPG SX8000. This drive offers read and write speeds of 2400 MB/s and 1000 MB/s respectively. ADATA is offering the drive in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB version. We have the 256 GB version in the test system today, let's see what it can do!
- CES 2018