ADATA has introduced a new lineup of PCIe SSDs aimed at the entry-level market. The XPG SX6000 Lite drives are based on the same controller as the XPG SX6000 Pro, however they're paired with cheaper NAND that lets ADATA price them a bit lower. The manufacturer touts the SSDs as high-performance alternatives to drives with a SATA interface.

Set to be available in 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB configurations, ADATA’s XPG SX6000 Lite SSDs are based on Realtek’s RTS5763DL controller as well as 3D TLC NAND flash memory from an undisclosed manufacturer. The same controller is used for the XPG SX6000 Pro drives launched earlier this year, so the new SSDs are are NVMe 1.3 compatible, support a robust LDPC-based ECC and RAID engines, dynamic SLC caching, and AES-256 encryption. Meanwhile, less is know about the NAND being used, though ADATA's specificaitons make it clear that it'll be lower performing than the NAND used on the SX 6000 Pro. The resulting performance specifications are 1800 MB/s for sequential reads and 1200 MB/s for sequential writes.

ADATA XPG SX6000 Lite Specifications
Capacity 128 GB 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
Model Number ASX6000LNP-128GT-C ASX6000LNP-256GT-C ASX6000LNP-512GT-C ASX6000LNP-1TT-C
Controller Realtek RTS5763DL
Form-Factor, Interface M.2-2280, PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3
Sequential Read 1800 MB/s
Sequential Write 600 MB/s 900 MB/s 1200 MB/s
Random Read IOPS 100K IOPS 100K IOPS 180K IOPS 220K IOPS
Random Write IOPS 130K IOPS 170K IOPS 200K IOPS
Pseudo-SLC Caching Supported
DRAM Buffer No
AES Encryption AES-256
Power Management Active: 0.33 W
Slumber: 0.14 W
Warranty 3 years
MTBF 1,800,000 hours
TBW 60 TB 120 TB 240 TB 480 TB
MSRP ? $65 $98 $178

ADATA’s SX6000 Lite SSDs will start to show up in retail in the coming weeks as the company ramps up their mass production. The entry-level 256 GB model will have an MSRP of $65 in the US, the mid-range 512 GB version will officially retail for $98, whereas the highest-capacity 1 TB flavor will carry a $178 recommended price tag. Though considering how volatile the market of SSDs is, I won't be surprised if we see these drives hit the street at prices tangibly lower than their official MSRPs.

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  • Alistair - Thursday, June 27, 2019 - link

    just sounds like you're listing the manufacturers based on price, no data to support your claims

    Kingston and Patriot have good reputations. Adata also. They aren't Intel or Samsung, but they match WD, Toshiba or Seagate.
  • Glock24 - Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - link

    ADATA makes like a million different SSD models with no sensible product names. You have to go and chech the specs and/or read a reviewreview to know what kind (tier) of drive tour are looking at. The worst part is that all different models use different controllers and different NAND.

    I've used ADATA SATA SSDs in the past and they were reliable, at least the models I used.
  • Samus - Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - link

    The problem with this product stack is much the same as Sandisk and Kingson: you never know what you are getting. They have a notorious habit of changing internals within the same model over time, for better or (usually) worse. There are various models from these vendors that actually changed the controller and NAND to TLC from MLC without even changing the model name. Which is borderline criminal to someone shopping for a specific configuration or direct replacement.

    See Sandisk SSD Plus revisions.
  • The_Assimilator - Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - link

    "Entry-Level" and "NVMe", two phrases that don't belong in the same sentence. If you're gonna make an NVMe drive, make it fast or don't make it at all. And a 128GB model as well... why, just why.

    Also AnandTech, if you ever feel like hiring a proofreader, I'm sure I'd be up to your "specificaitons".
  • namechamps - Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - link

    Why? There is quite a range between limits of PCIe x4 and SATA. Honestly there is no reason that an entry level NVMe drive can't have similar cost as a SATA drive but with better performance. Now I think the prices need to come down some.
  • jabber - Thursday, December 20, 2018 - link

    I have one of the existing 120GB 6000 drives as a Pagefile Cache drive.

    It works great but it runs really hot. Averages about 56-60 degrees at idle and I've added a copper heatsink to the controller too.

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