Have bought several of these, never had issues showing up in the BIOS. I did have that problem with the Intel equivalent once (the Intel 760p or whatever it was called). Anyways that stuff is motherboard dependent, and has nothing to do with the SSD.Did you run into any issues witht he drive being detected on restarts like several forum users reported?
Yes mine seems to be different from review units also, but it doesn't seem to affect performance.
It should be the same/similar hardware just built in a different manufacturing facility. It could just be a stock photo. Can't know unless you have one in your hands.Was just about to buy a XPG SX8200 hundred in 2TB based on the great review in Toms and the good pricing but am concerned about a change in production from "Made in Taiwan" to "Made in China".
The picture in the review and shows a SSD "Made in Taiwan" but when I went to Adata's website the product photo for the 2TB (and all the others) shows photos that say "Made in China".
Is Tom's getting review hardware that is different than the production model or have they made other changes to the product with the change in production location ?
I am buying as few "Made in China" products as I can (Not always easy). The XPG no longer makes the cut for me even if the performance and materials are the same as reviewed.
There is no reduction in performance nor any bait and switch. Adata packages the NAND themselves but they may not always have enough supply. Adata is a very large company so it has variuos suppliers to help fulfil demand. While the NAND packages, in that case, may be UNIC, its most likely IMFT 256Gb 64L TLC as it should be for the product. The performance numbers look fine to me. Performance figures vary depending on the benchmark, the system used, and configuration settings. That user has an X570 motherboard and is probably even using the device in the PCH connected M.2 slot, which adds latency = reduced throughput.Some others have noticed a reduction in performance.
I think Tom's should remove it from the top spot in the recommendations until the new product is retested.
That has to do with the SLC caching policies in the firmware. When the devices SLC cache is full, the Silicon Motion SM2262EN controller will only recover 4-6GB worth of cache within a few seconds after the workload ends and it is left to idle.Hi everybody,
I just bought an SX8200Pro after being happy with this review.
However I made an effort to at least compare this new purchase with the things I already had to get some idea if it is an upgrade. So I ran the atto benchmark on the target device with 3 different SSDs - and my results for the 8200 Pro 2TB model are extremely similar to the ones in this report.
The piece I got says Made in China printed in it, so this indicates that the change of manufacturing location does not impact performance.
However there is something I wish this review would have done - it is going to larger IO sizes. What I have observed is that beyond 4MB IOs speeds are dropping - which they do not on a samsung 970 Evo.
I am adding for reference my 2 atto runs with the SX8200 Pro 2TB, and the 970 Evo 1TB below:
ATTO Benchmark Runs (imgur.com)