But wait, there's more
The next one up is called the SX7000. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, it's another NVMe drive with a Silicon Motion controller. Adata didn't specify which controller that is, but it's clearly a less-expensive one, as the company only claims 1800 MB/s sequential read and 850 MB/s writes for this drive. The SX7000 also uses IMFT's 3D TLC NAND. It will be available in capacities as small as 128 GB and as large as 1 TB.
Curiously, Adata has another M.2 stick with the exact same claimed speeds: the XPG Gammix S10. This unit looks quite different from the rest, as it's enshrouded in a metallic red-and-black heat dissipator. The "Gammix" name and fancy heatsink are a clear indication that Adata's after the gamer market with this model. Again, the drive is Silicon Motion-powered and uses the NVMe protocol. This time around it's IMFT's 3D TLC flash doing the honors. Like the SX9000, the Gammix S10 will be available in 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB capacities.
The figurative red-headed stepchild of the bunch is the SX6000. While this drive also uses IMFT 3D TLC flash and the NVMe protocol, it's got a Realtek controller and uses merely two PCIe 3.0 lanes. Adata said it envisions a world in which it eventually ramps down its production of SATA drives and fills the ensuing entry-level gap with PCIe x2 models. Lane-hobbled it may apparently be, the SX6000 still employs a pseudo-SLC caching scheme and a DRAM buffer, so it might not feel too sluggish in real-world scenarios. Adata claims a symmetric 850 MB/s speed for both sequential reads and writes. The drives will span sizes from 128 GB to 1 TB.
If you're hobbling along without any M.2 slots, Adata had a new 2.5" SATA SSD to show off. The company asserts that its upcoming XPG Spectrix S10 drive is the world's first RGB LED-enabled SSD. We've caught whiffs of such a thing before, but have found no evidence that a prior product ever shipped. In any case, the Spectrix S10 is compatible with MSI's Mystic Light software, and again uses a Silicon Motion controller and IMFT 3D TLC flash. These days, no stone is left unturned when it comes to adding RGB LEDs.
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