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Reddit reviews on ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB 3D NAND NVMe Gen3x4 PCIe M.2 2280 Solid State Drive R/W 3500/3000MB/s SSD (ASX8200PNP-1TT-C)

Sentiment score: 14
Reddit mentions: 58

We found 58 Reddit mentions of ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB 3D NAND NVMe Gen3x4 PCIe M.2 2280 Solid State Drive R/W 3500/3000MB/s SSD (ASX8200PNP-1TT-C). Here are the top ones.

Ultra-Fast PCIe NVMe Gen3x4 InterfaceSequential read/write speed up to 3500/3000 MB/s, Performance may vary based on system hardware & configurationIdeal for intense 3D animation, rendering, video and photo editing, and other intense applications5 year PCIe M. 2 2280 is not compatible with SATA M. 2 2280, Please check your system spec before purchasingInterface: PCIe NVMe Gen3x4. Please check your motherboard manual and make sure your motherboard's M. 2 slot supports PCIe NVMe or M Key with NVMe. This SSD is not compatible with Mac. Additional parts may be required to use on Mac system.

Found 58 comments on ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB 3D NAND NVMe Gen3x4 PCIe M.2 2280 Solid State Drive R/W 3500/3000MB/s SSD (ASX8200PNP-1TT-C):

u/Beertard · 6 pointsr/buildapcsales

1 TB is available at Amazon @ 129 with the clip coupon

u/PriceKnight · 5 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

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u/adg76 · 5 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

More specifically, NVME (which uses the M.2 form factor). I'd recommend this, which is cheaper than the Samsung, and just as good):

https://www.amazon.ca/XPG-SX8200-Gen3x4-3000MB-ASX8200PNP-1TT-C/dp/B07K1J3C23

Yes, it's double the Crucial P1's price, but this is much faster and has higher endurance (ADATA's TLC vs Micron's QLC; see here for explanation).

u/momax_powers · 4 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

The sx8200 pro is still $220 no tax

Or

WD Black 1TB for $199.99 from Canada Computers

u/Reloaded9mm · 4 pointsr/osx

I am using a Mid 2015 MBP, currently have 16GB of RAM in it (max it supports) and I just upgraded the SSD to a 1TB drive using the following two items :

ADATA XPG SX8200 SSD 1TB

SinTech nVME SSD adapter

I did buy this to put the current SSD in and to transfer data from.

NVME SSD Enclosure

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About $185 total out the door.

u/JOHNeMac36 · 3 pointsr/System76

I bought mine two weeks ago, with the i7 and 16G of ram, if you get the 8G single stick you can upgrade later on. I upgraded my storage myself with an ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro which are significantly cheaper than Samsung EVO’s counterparts, in my case I wanted a 1TB nvme drive and the XPG was $163 compared to the +$335 upgrade cost of the similar Samsung nvme while also performing just as well or very close to Samsung nvmes in real world benchmarks so they are a good choice to consider if you’re trying to save a couple hundred bucks. Also, when i upgraded my storage on my own, not only did I save $172 but also got to keep the stock 240G ssd so that was a cool bonus.

u/zrevyx · 3 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

I'm quite happy with the two of these that I have in my PC now...

u/whatzupdudes7 · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

There are many other cheaper alternatives with same performance 40% off the Samsung 970 EVO price point:

addlink S70 1TB:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K7LRB2T?ref=myi_title_dp

adata Sx8000 1TB

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K1J3C23/

u/eagles4585 · 3 pointsr/Dell

A bit late to this thread, but here's a 1tb, one of the highest rated on the market competitive with Samsung's drives, for $130 after coupon. 3500/3000 speeds and maintains them. I would have linked the Sabrent Rocket, but those run hot I've heard.

u/Disloyalcarrot · 3 pointsr/buildapc

This build is not very tight in terms of getting your moneys worth, but it's not necessarily bad, just that I think you could do more with it. I would switch out the evo 970 with an ADATA XPG 8200: link


After that I would consider downgrading the motherboard a bit since 275 for a MOBO is ludicrous unless you're REALLY into overclocking. Typically the way I look at MOBO's currently is if they have Intel Lan over realtek, if they have built in wifi, and if they have 4 RAM DIMM slots, and they have good VRM heatsink they are a top end board, so anything after that is probably a waste.

Next up, the PSU is a waste of money, you don't need 850 watts. If you're looking for a gold rated PSU you should be able to find one for like 70-80 bucks if you keep an eye pealed for sales. If you're looking for a high-end 650 watt PSU I'd recommend the Seasonic Focus+ Platinum.

Lastly, that case is really unnecessarily expensive for seemingly no reason. I know RGB is big right now, but there are way more affordable RGB options that will be just as good. I'd recommend the coolermaster H500P or H500M, the thermaltake h500i, or the fractal design S2.

Like I said this isn't a bad build, but there's a lot of 'fat' that could be trimmed to either save money or make an upgrade to a 2080 ti.

u/jay236 · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Amazon has a $20 coupon that can be applied, and tax doesn't seem to be charged when at the final checkout review in Ontario at least.

It isn't the lowest price according to CCC, which was very briefly $224.00. Unsure if it was also tax free at the time, or if it had coupons.

CCC: https://ca.camelcamelcamel.com/XPG-SX8200-Pro-Gen3x4-ASX8200PNP-1TT-C/product/B07K1J3C23

Review: https://www.anandtech.com/show/13759/comparing-adata-sx8200-pro-vs-hp-ex950

u/FamilyJoule92 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

the ssd isn't bad but a well known brand may serve better. this is a little pricier but adata is a well known company and currently the fastest M.2 nvme pcie 3.0 ssd https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07K1J3C23/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B07K1J3C23&linkCode=as2&tag=techy067-20&linkId=df95230ca0c61f24fd40f75ac35c90d6

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as far as that aio goes it will fit but will have to be mounted in front. if you wanted to mount a radiator on top you'd either have to pick a new case or smaller aio.

u/Xenoflower7 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

you can buy Adata SX8200 Pro 1tb Nvme SSD Price Only 169 USD speed read 3500Mb/s. And 500gb version only 87 USD

https://www.amazon.com/SX8200-Pro-Gen3x4-3000MB-ASX8200PNP-1TT-C/dp/B07K1J3C23

Good and cheap

u/Shadow_Death · 2 pointsr/Amd

For about 50 bucks more you can pick up a ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB 3D NAND NVMe on amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/XPG-SX8200-Gen3x4-3000MB-ASX8200PNP-1TT-C/dp/B07K1J3C23

I've been using this as my main drive since Feb.

u/GoogledName · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

You can pay 160$ on amazon if you buy from ADATA. https://www.amazon.ca/gp/offer-listing/B07K1J3C23/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new

It saves you the shipping cost and tax fees.

u/SneakySniper · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Going off of this list, you shouldn't have any real issues. The m.2 drive warning is just letting you know that any SATA drive plugged in needs to be on a different port than where the m.2 is going to disable. Check the motherboard manual, it should tell you when you're building.

The clearance warning for the cooler shouldn't be a big issue either, I've built with the Cooler Master 212 and Corsair Vengeance before and had no issues.

You can always go with a lesser m.2 drive as well to save a few dollars. Most people won't notice the difference between the Samsung 970 Evo and something like the ADATA drive (which can be generally found for less on sale) or the Sabrent drives.

If I'm incorrect on anything, someone please let me know.

u/TeamWorkOPleaseNerf · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Get it while its hot https://www.amazon.com/SX8200-Pro-Gen3x4-3000MB-ASX8200PNP-1TT-C/dp/B07K1J3C23

Comparable speed to the samsung 970 and will save you a lot of money. PSU seems fine, not sure what people are smoking but consider 32 gb of cheaper RAM and a evga black 2080 ti which are 1080 usd or so.

u/ev3rm0r3 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Curious, have you checked to see if its firmware is up to date? Also, I'm looking at other peoples postings of crystal disk mark on amazon. https://www.amazon.com/XPG-SX8200-Gen3x4-3000MB-ASX8200PNP-1TT-C/dp/B07K1J3C23#customerReviews I don't know if you've checked it out yet. Seems your getting exactly what everyone gets if not better.

u/Tim_Dale_ · 2 pointsr/buildapc

This SSD sits between a 970 Evo and 970 Pro.

ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB 3D NAND NVMe Gen3x4 PCIe M.2 2280 Solid State Drive R/W 3500/3000MB/s SSD (ASX8200PNP-1TT-C) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K1J3C23/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_OUa5CbZM123VN

u/deanyd · 2 pointsr/buildapc

i want to buy the nvme for windows 10 and for some games

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so which is better?



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which is better from these 2? and which is faster?

https://www.amazon.com/XPG-SX8200-Gen3x4-3000MB-ASX8200PNP-1TT-C/dp/B07K1J3C23

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-1TB-MZ-V7E1T0BW/dp/B07BN217QG

u/ZeroPaladn · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Just to give you a heads up, your SX8200 Pro link got eaten by the spam filter. In the future, posting links without the URL suffix that contains search information will avoid the problem. Example:

> https://www.amazon.com/XPG-SX8200-Gen3x4-3000MB-ASX8200PNP-1TT-C/dp/B07K1J3C23

Cheers!

u/TThor · 2 pointsr/buildapc

This isn't a big deal, but personally I would upgrade from that SATA SSD to an NVMe SSD. You can get an NVMe SSD for the same size for roughly the same price, but the NVMe SSD has nearly quadruple the speed of the SATA SSD. (do note, not all usecases will make use of these speeds, at extreme speeds a lot of processes become CPU bottlenecked instead of storage-bottlenecked. But storage-intensive processes like photo/video editing will get major benefit from it.)

If you are OK paying $5 extra, the SX8200 Pro is an excellent NVMe SSD.

Pretty much everything else in your build looks good, albeit possibly a little overkill(?) Nothing wrong with overkill, so long as you don't mind spending extra on it. Probably consider getting some higher mhz ram, the sweetspot for Ryzen 3000 is 3600mhz. Also the motherboard, it is fine for a 3700x, but for a 3900x maybe consider something a little nicer.

u/Natzely · 2 pointsr/GamingLaptops

This thread is about month old so not sure if I'll get a response.

I bought this M.2 Drive for my secondary drive and it did not work. It either would not load windows from the primary after installation or the disk manager would not detect even if the BIOS did. What makes it different than the Crucial M.2 or the Sabrent both which have been claimed to work?

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I'm pretty much having this exact issue.

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EDIT: I returned the ADATA drive and bought the Sabrent. The Sabrent worked fine when I restarted my computer once after the installation.

u/iWasSancho · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-500GB-Ultra-NAND-SATA/dp/B072R78B6Q/ref=sxin_4_ac_d_pm?keywords=sandisk+ssd&pd_rd_i=B072R78B6Q&pd_rd_r=6e48913a-82f5-47ee-a878-bba6330f0011&pd_rd_w=ouwib&pd_rd_wg=eDL6g&pf_rd_p=64aaff2e-3b89-4fee-a107-2469ecbc5733&pf_rd_r=9ZFFWMG7WH4XJZZRQ87D&qid=1563622854&s=gateway my ssd. Marginally (almost certainly not noticeably) faster speeds, but it's a trusted brand.

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-500GB-Internal-MZ-76E500B-AM/dp/B0781Z7Y3S/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=870+evo&qid=1563623512&s=gateway&sr=8-1 Arguably the best SATA SSD you can buy, and is very reasonably priced. Well trusted, better technology than off-brand gives better random seek times etc. Definitely worth having. Maybe 10% faster in general than yours or mine

https://www.amazon.com/XPG-SX8200-Gen3x4-3000MB-ASX8200PNP-1TT-C/dp/B07K1J3C23/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=adata+nvme&qid=1563623699&s=gateway&sr=8-1 The best bang for your buck if you're taking the next step up into the NVME world MAKE SURE YOUR BOARD HAS THE SLOT FOR IT. roughly 7 times the speeds of the first two ssd mentioned. Significantly higher price per gig

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-Plus-MZ-V7S1T0B/dp/B07MFZY2F2/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=970+evo+pro+plus&qid=1563624021&s=gateway&sr=8-1 The flagship. Everybody seems to need one. Marginally better than the previous mention in reality. YOU WILL NOT NOTICE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO UNLESS YOU ARE SPECIFICALLY TESTING THEM.

u/ALUmusic · 2 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

Edit: I do NOT use affiliate links.

The Dell Precision 7530 (15") and 7730 (17") (also consider the newer 7540 and 7740) should fit your needs quite well as their processors are a big step up from the i5-4200M in your former laptop (better architecture and process node, more cores). They can also probably handle virtual instrument workloads at lower-than-usual buffers. Since they are business laptops their reliability is above average -- and oh, you get a fingerprint reader too!

This 17-inch Precision 7730 on Amazon should serve you well with a healthy amount of storage to start you up and three spare NVMe SSD slots waiting for you to populate. Also consider this 15-inch Precision 7530 on Amazon with two spare NVMe slots.

If stock runs out, you can always order from Dell:

17" 7730 and 7740 (newer)15" 7530 and 7540 (newer)

Some options to prioritize:

  • Keyboard and PalmRest - For the love of all that is good, please get the backlit keyboard. If you want, a fingerprint reader is also available (under the option named PalmRest).
  • Processor - the obvious one. Get at least an i7-8750H or i7-9750H.
  • RAM - do not configure this with Dell. Get a DDR4-2666 SODIMM RAM kit online; it's much cheaper to install it yourself.
  • Storage - normally, I'd say you go leave this untouched, but this depends on the battery you want. If you want a bigger (97Wh) battery for longer battery life, upgrade the storage to the lowest capacity SSD first. If the smaller (60 ish Wh) battery is enough for you, you do not need to change anything. Whichever battery you choose, pick out a 1TB NVMe SSD online; they're $100-200 each. Here's a good 1TB NVMe SSD that balances price, performance, and durability. Dell charges a lot more than $150 for a 1TB SSD upgrade.
  • Battery - There are two batteries, one with more capacity (97Wh) and one with less (60ish Wh). Note that if you opt for the 97Wh battery, you will lose the HDD bay, necessitating that you upgrade to an SSD as well. Dell charges extortionate prices for SSDs, by the way.
  • Display - Pick your poison. Avoid the lowest end displays as they are garbage. I learned my lesson with the ThinkPad I'm currently using - the LCD got weird pressure color problems within a year.

    The xx40 models offer newer 9th gen Intel processors, which don't really make much of a difference when compared to 8th gen (unless you want to get a Core i9 -- a 9th gen i9 has eight cores while an 8th gen i9 has six).
u/thenseruame · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

https://www.newegg.com/samsung-970-evo-plus-500gb/p/N82E16820147742

Link is just an example, but it's a solid drive. They go on sale occasionally. Doesn't get much more simple than that, no need for the two sata cables. It slides into a slot and is held down by a screw. The 500GB will hold your OS and a fair amount of games for around $100. I have a 250GB I use as a boot drive in one computer. In another I have this (again just for reference. Quite a bit cheaper than the Samsung and also well reviewed.

Then you can always add more drives at a later time if need be. You can link most game clients to different locations for games. So it won't matter for that.

Edit: Someone just posted this 500GB NVME drive for $50. Your board has two NVME slots it looks like. As long as you aren't planning on doing SLI or something crazy you'd have 1TB of storage for $100+ tax. Or do the logical thing and pay the $10 more for the 1TB version.

u/DrBumTorpedo · 2 pointsr/buildapc

The Adaata XPG SX8200 1TB is a good balance of performance/cost: https://www.amazon.com/XPG-SX8200-Gen3x4-3000MB-ASX8200PNP-1TT-C/dp/B07K1J3C23/

Review: https://www.anandtech.com/show/13112/the-adata-sx8200-gammix-s11-nvme-ssd-review

May be slightly over your £100 limit depending on the sale.

u/1-800-IMNOTAENABLER · 1 pointr/buildapc

Instead of the 970 M.2 I would recommend the Adata XPG SX8200, it's still 1TB and crazy good performance for almost $100 less. Toms Hardware has done extensive research on various SSDs and recommends the Adata as the best overall. I love it in my build, just like how I love the Royal Trident ram in my build as well, if its in your budget I would upgrade to the 3200 ram as well.

I agree with u/Wirthless, definitely upgrade the PSU to at least a 700/750, since you're running a 2080 and i9. The bronze rating is the only thing I would hesitate about the one you chose. Seasonic is awesome, but go with their Focus line, which has a gold rating. Otherwise good build!

u/bgunn925 · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

I'm not saying you shouldn't have a backup solution, regardless of which model you use, just that the statistics of drive failures is not uniform. I understand that the EVO 860 and the SU655 aren't directly comparable, but the Samsung and Adata lineups don't exactly mesh up 1-to-1 and the SU655 had the most reviews/best statistics. Taking their flagship XPG SX8200 Pro, instead, still has 3.0% of the comments which are critical and contain the word "fail", but there are only 33 total reviews (compared to 310 for the SU655) so the statistics is poor to point of being unusable.

u/danf161 · 1 pointr/buildapc

That was my thought.

Does it make sense to RAID the drives? Also, whats your thoughts on this SSD vs 970EVO.

ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro

Edit: Lightning deal is coming up very early tomorrow morning too!

u/Rockstonicko · 1 pointr/Amd

What is the largest file size you're loading in Solidworks? You will really only see a benefit of a Gen4 NVME if you're loading very large files, and very often.

Gen4 NVME's and modern high end SSD's perform very similarly in file access times, and there is no difference in file access times on a Gen4 NVME vs. a Gen3 NVME vs. an SSD. Honestly, you could put all the files on my SSD that I have on my NVME, and in 99% of the cases I wouldn't be able to tell you which drive I'm loading from, because it's so uncommon that applications are bottlenecked by storage bandwidth.

Depending on what you're doing in Solidworks, you will likely be better served by budgeting more towards a 32GB kit (2x16GB) of RAM, and getting a Gen3x4 NVME (an Adata XPG 8200 is a great mid-tier NVME that will likely do everything you'd expect from fast storage for Solidworks)

Also, the 5700 XT performs the same on a PCI-E 2.0 slot as it would on a PCI-E 4.0 slot, in fact even a 2080 Ti only loses 2-3 FPS at 4K on PCI-E 2.0. GPU's are just nowhere near needing the extra bandwidth.

I understand wanting to be up-to-date with a new build, but X570 is currently a very niche platform for people who need GOBS of storage bandwidth. Unless you have an endless budget, the way to get the most out of Zen2 is to go as completely overkill on the cooling as you can afford first, and then consider the motherboard second. Even most B450 boards will have the same boost frequency as an X570, simply because the VRM's aren't what's limiting Zen2 in most cases, it's the cooling.

If you have the budget for it, obviously a high end X570 and a high end AIO water cooler or open loop is great. However, if you'd like to save money and reallocate for the best performance, you can use a lower tier X570 in order to move more of your budget to water cooling, and you'll see the same performance as the high end X570.

Just some suggestions for getting the most out of Zen2 for your hard earned cash!

u/HagPuppy89 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Everything looks pretty good, I changed RAM brand to get her an small upgrade to 3200mhz (same price)

I upped the PSU to 550w because it was actually cheaper.

I would consider an SSD change, but my favorite is about $50 more, this one is TLC... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K1J3C23?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor | $119.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard | ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $78.98 @ Newegg
Memory | Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $95.99 @ Amazon
Case | Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case | $54.97 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | $44.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive | Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer | $19.85 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $498.77
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $478.77
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-20 22:53 EST-0500 |

u/chrishtatu · 1 pointr/buildapc

thank you so much I'll look into the Noctua cooler! Last question sorry to bother you, do you think a M.2 ADATA XPG SX8200 would be worth the upgrade over the mx500 or 860 EVO?

u/VaultTec391 · 1 pointr/bapcsalescanada

SX8200 pro is a good value. If you wait until ADATA gets it back in stock you can get it for 161 with no tax.

u/NlelithZ44 · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

Hi. I guess you are a Prime member, can you please check out prices on these SSDs with Prime?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K1J3C23/ (currently $148-30coupon=118 for me)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KZNTZYB/ (currently $140-20coupon=120 for me)

I have an option to use Prime trial right now, and if these are cheaper with the membership, I'll use it.

u/shiny_roc · 1 pointr/Dell

If you're at all handy, it's really easy to do the upgrades yourself. Here's a YouTube video showing how. The video is for last year's 9570 model, but the upgrade process is identical. Skip the WiFi chip upgrade unless you have specific problems (rare) that can't be resolved with the process I linked above (exceedingly rare).

You have a ton of options for RAM and SSD - so many that it can be quite overwhelming. You have to be careful to get compatible memory, whereas basically any SSD that fits will work. Performance will be roughly the same across RAM kits, but the SSD has more of a performance range. I'll link some examples. Since your link is for Dell Canada, I'll just use Amazon Canada for examples because I know it works.

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Before you pick upgrades

If you can get the screen, processor, battery, and discrete graphics card you want simultaneously, start with 8 GB RAM and a 256 GB SSD and upgrade both aftermarket (go straight for 1 TB on the SSD upgrade). If you can't drop lower than a 512 GB SSD to get right screen/processor/battery/dGPU combination, instead go with the 512 GB SSD and keep that initially unless you know you need 1 TB. You can upgrade later, although it is a little tricky logistically - if you'd prefer to save yourself the potential hassle, upgrading to aftermarket 1 TB immediately is defensible.

Consider starting with 8 or 16 GB of RAM and, if the option is available for the rest of the config you want, a 512 GB SSD. If you get a model with 8 GB RAM, you can pull out the 2x4 GB sticks and put in a single 16 GB stick instead. If you decide you need 32 GB later, you can pop in a second identical 16 GB stick. (Two modules is technically faster than one, but the performance difference is negligible. Don't worry about it.) If the screen/processor/battery/GPU you want only come on a model with 16 GB RAM, just start with that and buy an upgrade later if you need more elbow room. Very few people need 32 GB - an example of that use case is if you're running multiple virtual machines simultaneously and have to have them locally rather than spinning up just what you need in The Cloud.

Similarly, though not to as great an extent, 1 TB is a lot of disk space. Do you need that much? If you don't have hundreds of gigabytes of media you want to store locally or keep >2 AAA games installed simultaneously, you're probably fine with 512 GB. Again, you can always upgrade later, although the logistics are trickier if you want to save all your old data.

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Memory

Crucial is a solid choice. Crucial's website has a nice compatibility picker for the XPS 15 7590, but since they don't handle Canadian customs for you, here's an Amazon CA link (32 GB selected, but you can pick 1x16 instead of 2x16).

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SSD

You need an m.2 2280 NVMe SSD. Nearly any SSD fitting those parameters will work. If you're going to aftermarket-upgrade the SSD, go straight for 1 TB (or more if you really need more). I have heard very good things about the Silicon Power P34A80 (review, purchase) and the Adata XPG SX8200 Pro (review, purchase). Note that the SX8200 Pro is double-sided, but it has been reported to fit and work just fine in an XPS 9570 and so should work in a 7590 as well.

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Display

You didn't ask about this, but since you're going to save a bunch of money on the RAM and SSD, consider whether your use case merits treating yourself to a 4K display for a fair chunk of the cost you just saved :-P

If you need >10 hours of battery runtime, skip 4K. Otherwise it's really nice. Text is amazingly crisp, which I have found lets me run at 175% display scaling and still read comfortably. (Windows 10 default is 125% for 1080p and 250% for 4K). There are a small number of applications that don't do well with UI scaling, which makes 4K a less-than-great choice for those, but you can always drop back to 1080p just while using those applications if you really have to. It'll look pretty good because 4K is an exact multiplier of 1080p.

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Base Models

I'm not listing prices because they change too frequently. Just check the links.

  • 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, 1080p display. At the time of this writing, there's a sale on the next model up that makes it cheaper to buy 16 GB/256 GB, so just do that. If it changes, you have this as a starting point.
  • 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, 1080p display.
  • 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, 4K OLED display. I went with 4K touch (IPS rather than OLED) because I'm paranoid about OLED burn-in. It's probably fine, but if you're worried about it, the IPS panel is theoretically safer and still gorgeous. Unfortunately it doesn't look like the IPS panel is available in Canada without paying out the nose for stock 32 GB RAM and 1 TB SSD.
u/zenthrowaway17 · 1 pointr/buildapc

For gaming, generally you'll want a cheaper SSD, as game load times get significantly diminishing returns from increasing SSD performance.

Something like an Adata su800 for $95 is great if you really want to keep down costs.

There are other good choices that are somewhat better like the Western Digital Blue 3d, or the Crucial MX500, but they're also more expensive in the $110-130 range.

For $160 you could get the adata xpg sx8200 pro which is a relatively recently released nvme drive that rivals the popular samsung 970 Evo for the price of the much lower performance 860 Evo.

The biggest reason you'd want a more expensive drive is if you're often transferring files, especially large files. The higher transfer rates can save you quite a bit of time if you're doing a lot of moving.

But if you're just occasionally installing a new game and most just playing them? You probably want something cheap.

u/rugerty100 · 1 pointr/CanadianHardwareSwap

It's a relatively useful relevant product that significantly dropped in price recently.

It'll be difficult to find a good deal for one used.

Keep an eye out for sales like the XPG SX8200 Pro for $219.99 (no tax)

u/ImKrispy · 1 pointr/bapcsalescanada

There is no coupon atm, it will show under the price when it's sold by ADATA here

When I bought it there was a $20 coupon and a couple weeks ago there was a $30 one. Keep an eye out they may bring the coupon back.

u/frikamajig · 1 pointr/buildapc

Do I need to worry about my MOBO's QVL for SSDs? I'm planning to snag this MOBO while it's on sale @ Newegg. I was hoping to grab this SSD, as it seems like a great deal, and has excellent reviews. The PRO 1tb model of the SSD is not on the linked QVL page, in fact none of the PRO models; however, the QVL does list the less than 1tb non-PRO models as compatible. I'm hoping to use this drive as my boot drive, and boot drive compatibility is my main concern for following the QVL. Should this matter? Thanks!

u/TXGodzilla · 1 pointr/AcerOfficial

I got really lucky during the Amazon Prime sale. I purchased a 1TB ADATA M.2 SX8200 Pro for only $100. https://www.amazon.com/XPG-SX8200-Gen3x4-3000MB-ASX8200PNP-1TT-C/dp/B07K1J3C23
My speedtests were pretty darn close to the advertised speeds. Despite some of the complaints about ADATA by Samsung fans, this has been a fantastic SSD purchase. I did have to be careful about which M.2 I purchased because I didn't have enough space for any of the M.2 with a big heatsink. I did apply the heatsink provided in the box. I tracked down a lot of the complaints only to find out they were for completely different products or they were installed without following instructions, like leaving the Optane setting enabled in the BIOS when they were trying to use the M.2 as a boot drive.

For the RAM, I chose Kingston (2x16GB) HyperX Impact Part# HX426S15IB2K2/32 I had to shop around to find the kit for $130. The 2666MHz speed and CL15 latency are right in the sweet spot for my processor. Plus, the sticks didn't have huge, preinstalled heatsinks. I don't ever want to dig through RAM specs again.

u/IntangibleThings · 1 pointr/thinkpad

Does anybody know if the ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB 3D NAND NVMe Gen3x4 PCIe M.2 would work as well?


https://www.amazon.com/XPG-SX8200-Gen3x4-3000MB-ASX8200PNP-1TT-C/dp/B07K1J3C23?th=1#

u/vtyou · 1 pointr/bapcsalescanada

Seems like it’s sold out at the moment, but use the link below to change the capacity to 512gb, and the style to M.2 PCIe 1800mb/s. Make sure you buy from ADATA as the seller in order to get it tax-free

https://www.amazon.ca/XPG-SX8200-Gen3x4-3000MB-ASX8200PNP-1TT-C/dp/B07K1J3C23/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?keywords=xpg%2Bsx8200&qid=1562160909&s=gateway&sprefix=xpg%2B&sr=8-2&th=1&psc=1

u/cranedogleg · 1 pointr/buildapc

I currently have my OS and a few games on a 256 GB Samsung 960. Most games and other files are on a 7200 rpm 512 gb HDD. I mostly use my PC for gaming, some video downloads (no monster 4K files), and I dont do any media editing.

I am looking to upgrade the HDD to a 1TB SSD. Ideally it would be M.2 NVMe but open to other options. I have the option to ship US products to a US address and grab them.

I am looking for recommendations on what drive would fit best.

From brief research I've found the following:
Sabrent rocket (USD 100) - https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Rocket-Internal-Performance-SB-ROCKET-1TB/dp/B07LGF54XR

ADATA su800 (USD 133) - https://www.amazon.com/ADATA-SU800-Ultimate-Solid-ASU800NS38-1TT-C/dp/B01MR7FVM9/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=sx8200+pro&qid=1562260212&s=gateway&sprefix=sx82&sr=8-3

XPG sx8200 pro (USD 140) - https://www.amazon.com/XPG-SX8200-Gen3x4-3000MB-ASX8200PNP-1TT-C/dp/B07K1J3C23/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=sx8200+pro&qid=1562260377&s=gateway&sprefix=sx82&sr=8-1