Adata takes on Samsung with super fast SSD that won’t break the bank

With 3,200MB/s read and 1,700MB/s write speeds, the newly announced Adata XPG Gammix S11 PCIe Gen 3×4 NVMe SSD isn’t quite as fast as Samsung’s finest, but its budget price point means that you might struggle to care. 

The Samsung 960 Pro is considered by many to be one of the best value SSDs to buy today. It’s an NVMe drive, which means that it plugs directly into a PCIe port on your motherboard rather than going through an older SATA connection.

This new connection means that SSDs have gotten frighteningly fast, with the Samsung 960 Pro achieving read and write speeds of 3,500MB/s and 2,100MB/s accordingly.

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Not faster, but cheaper

So Adata’s latest drive isn’t quite as fast, but with drive speeds having reached such lofty heights, you’re unlikely notice the difference or care when the price savings are so large.

Adata’s new drive can be had for $139 (~£100) for the 240GB drive, $259 (~£184) for the 480GB and $309 (~£220) for 960GB. Meanwhile, Samsung’s finest is priced at $328 for 512GB or $650 for 1TB.

If you’re using your PC for anything other than hardcore video editing then you’re unlikely to notice the speed difference between the two drives, so we suspect Adata’s latest drive has the potential to become a favourite amongst gamers. We can’t wait to get our hands on the SSD for ourselves to see how it performs in the real world.

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