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Spectrix S40G – XPG’s RGB SSD in test

The Spectrix S40G was already introduced in July 2019. The SSD comes in a compact M.2 form factor and uses PCIe 3.0 x4 and NVMe 1.3. However, the most striking feature is probably the flat heat sink with RGB lighting.

The SSD is available with capacities of 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB and 4 TB. We have the version with a storage capacity of 1 TB for the test.

We took a close look at the SSD in the test to find out whether the Spectrix S40G can still convince more than a year after its release. In addition to the performance, we will of course also look at the RGB lighting.

Technical data

Capacities 256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB / 2 TB / 4 TB
Interface PCIe Gen3x4
Form factor M.2 2280
Flash type 3D NAND TLC
Cache SLC cache and DRAM cache
Max. read/write speed (MB/s) 3500/3000 (from 1TB)
MTBF 2,000,000 hours
TBW 160 TB / 320 TB / 640 TB / 1280 TB / 2560 TB
Warranty 5 years
Dimensions 80x22x8 mm
Weight 13.4 g
Features RGB illumination, ECC
Price € 125.39*

The Spectrix S40G, as mentioned at the beginning, comes in the compact M.2 format. This is the widely used M.2-2280 size with a width of 22 mm and a length of 80 mm. The SSD is connected via four PCIe 3.0 lanes and the NVMe protocol in version 1.3. XPG promises a read speed of up to 3500 MB/s and a write speed of up to 3000 MB/s for the 1 TB model. XPG uses TLC NAND, a DRAM cache and an SLC cache to achieve these values. The installed controller is the RTS5762 model from Realtek. Furthermore, error-correcting code (ECC) is also supported to detect and correct possible errors.

The warranty period is 5 years and is valid up to a write performance of 640 TB, if this is exceeded before.

In addition to the technical data, which is convincing on paper, XPG relies on a flat heatsink with RGB lighting to stand out from the numerous competitors. This also fits completely, since Xtreme Performance Gear (XPG) is a sub-brand of ADATA, which primarily wants to appeal to gamers.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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