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XPG GAMMIX S50 vs. XPG GAMMIX S50 Lite

XPG has two similar PCIe Gen4x4 M.2 2280 Solid State Drives with the GAMMIX S50 and GAMMIX S50 Lite. So, what are the differences between the regular and lite versions? You can find out in this comparison guide between the SSDs.

Quick Summary

When compared to the XPG GAMMIX S50 Lite, the XPG GAMMIX S50 is quite a bit faster at maximum sequential read speeds, maximum sequential write speeds, maximum random read speeds and maximum random write speeds. The standard version of the S50 also feature an aluminum heat sink in addition to having much better endurance.

On the other hand, the S50 Lite is more reliable than the standard S50 when it comes to Mean Time Between Failures.

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GAMMIX S50 vs. GAMMIX S50 Lite Comparison Chart

 XPG GAMMIX S50 PCIe Gen4x4 M.2 2280 Solid State Drive XPG GAMMIX S50 Lite PCIe Gen4x4 M.2 2280 Solid State Drive
Capacity Options and Model Numbers 1TB GAMMIX S50: AGAMMIXS50-1TT-C

2TB GAMMIX S50: AGAMMIXS50-2TT-C
1TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: AGAMMIXS50L-1T-C

2TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: AGAMMIXS50L-2T-C
InterfacePCIe Gen4x4PCIe Gen4x4
Form Factor M.2 2280M.2 2280
Dimensions80.0 mm x 22.0 mm x 6.1 mm 80.0 mm x 22.0 mm x 4.3 mm
Weight12 grams or 0.42 ounce10 grams or 0.35 ounce
NAND Flash 3D TLC3D NAND
General Features Aluminum Heat Sink

AES 256-bit Encryption

DRAM Cache Buffer

E2E (End-to-End) Data Protection

LDPC (Low-Density Parity-Check)

RAID Engine

SLC Caching
AES 256-bit Encryption

DRAM Cache Buffer

LDPC (Low-Density Parity-Check)

SLC Caching
Maximum ATTO Sequential Read (PCIe 4.0) 1TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 4700 MB per second

2TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 4700 MB per second
1TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 3800 MB per second

2TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 3800 MB per second
Maximum ATTO Sequential Write (PCIe 4.0) 1TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 4200 MB per second

2TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 4300 MB per second
1TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 3200 MB per second

2TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 3200 MB per second
Maximum CDM (QD32-T1) Sequential Read (PCIe 4.0) 1TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 5000 MB per second

2TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 5000 MB per second
1TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 3900 MB per second

2TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 3900 MB per second
Maximum CDM (QD32-T1) Sequential Write (PCIe 4.0) 1TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 4400 MB per second

2TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 4400 MB per second
1TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 3200 MB per second

2TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 3200 MB per second
Maximum AS SSD Sequential Read (PCIe 4.0) 1TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 4100 MB per second

2TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 4100 MB per second
1TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 3300 MB per second

2TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 3300 MB per second
Maximum AS SSD Sequential Write (PCIe 4.0) 1TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 3700 MB per second

2TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 3900 MB per second
1TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 2800 MB per second

2TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 2800 MB per second
Maximum 4K Random Read (PCIe 4.0) 1TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 750K IOPS

2TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 750K IOPS
1TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 380K IOPS

2TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 490K IOPS
Maximum 4K Random Write (PCIe 4.0) 1TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 750K IOPS

2TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 750K IOPS
1TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 540K IOPS

2TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 540K IOPS
Maximum Sequential Read (PCIe 3.0) Up to 3400 MB per secondUp to 3400 MB per second
Maximum Sequential Write (PCIe 3.0) Up to 3000 MB per secondUp to 3000 MB per second
Endurance 1TB GAMMIX S50: 1800 TBW

2TB GAMMIX S50: 3600 TBW
1TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: 740 TBW

2TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: 1480 TBW
Reliability1,700,000 hours MTBF2,000,000 hours MTBF
Typical Active Power Consumption 0.80W0.33W
Typical Slumber Power Consumption 0.05W0.14W
Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C0°C to 70°C
Storage Temperature -40°C to 85°C-40°C to 85°C
Shock Resistance Up to 1500G/0.5msUp to 1500G/0.5ms
Certifications BSMI

CE

FCC

KC

Morocco

RCM

RoHS
BSMI

CE

EAC

FCC

KC

Morocco

RCM
Warranty5-year limited warranty5-year limited warranty
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Capacity Options and Model Numbers

Both versions can be purchased in 1 TB and 2 TB capacities. You can find the model number for each product below:

  • 1TB GAMMIX S50: AGAMMIXS50-1TT-C
  • 2TB GAMMIX S50: AGAMMIXS50-2TT-C
  • 1TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: AGAMMIXS50L-1T-C
  • 2TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: AGAMMIXS50L-2T-C

Interface

Both the GAMMIX S50 and GAMMIX S50 Lite use the PCIe Gen4x4 interface.

Form Factor

The two solid state drives have a M.2 2280 form factor.

Dimensions

The S50 has a little bit more depth when compared to the S50 Lite. You can find the full measurements for both devices below:

  • GAMMIX S50: 80.0 mm x 22.0 mm x 6.1 mm
  • GAMMIX S50 Lite: 80.0 mm x 22.0 mm x 4.3 mm

Weight

The regular version of the S50 is also a little heavier than the Lite version. You can take a look at the weight specifications for both below:

  • GAMMIX S50: 12 grams or 0.42 ounce
  • GAMMIX S50 Lite: 10 grams or 0.35 ounce

NAND Flash

For NAND, the S50 is equipped with 3D TLC while the S50 Lite is equipped with 3D NAND.

General Features

When compared to the Lite version, the standard version comes with an aluminum heat sink, end-to-end data protection, and RAID. You can check out a list of general features for the two solid state drives below:

GAMMIX S50:

  • Aluminum Heat Sink
  • AES 256-bit Encryption
  • DRAM Cache Buffer
  • E2E (End-to-End) Data Protection
  • LDPC (Low-Density Parity-Check)
  • RAID Engine
  • SLC Caching

GAMMIX S50 Lite:

  • AES 256-bit Encryption
  • DRAM Cache Buffer
  • LDPC (Low-Density Parity-Check)
  • SLC Caching

Maximum ATTO Sequential Read (PCIe 4.0)

When measuring the maximum ATTO sequential read speeds, both capacitates of the S50 are 900 MB per second faster (or 23.68% faster) than the equivalents of the S50 Lite. You can take a look at the reading speeds below:

  • 1TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 4700 MB per second
  • 2TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 4700 MB per second
  • 1TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 3800 MB per second
  • 2TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 3800 MB per second

Maximum ATTO Sequential Write (PCIe 4.0)

When the maximum ATTO sequential writing is measured, the 1 TB S50 is 1000 MB per second faster (or 31.25% faster) than the 1 TB S50 Lite while the 2 TB S50 is 1100 MB per second faster (or 34.38% faster) than the 2 TB S50 Lite. You can find the writing speeds below:

  • 1TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 4200 MB per second
  • 2TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 4300 MB per second
  • 1TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 3200 MB per second
  • 2TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 3200 MB per second

Maximum CDM (QD32-T1) Sequential Read (PCIe 4.0)

For maximum CDM (QD32-T1) sequential reads, the two capacity options of the GAMMIX S50 are 1100 MB per second faster (or 28.21% faster) than the two capacity options of the GAMMIX S50 Lite. You can check out the specifications below:

  • 1TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 5000 MB per second
  • 2TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 5000 MB per second
  • 1TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 3900 MB per second
  • 2TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 3900 MB per second

Maximum CDM (QD32-T1) Sequential Write (PCIe 4.0)

When it comes to the maximum CDM (QD32-T1) sequential writes, the two S50 capacities are 1200 MB per second faster (or 37.50% faster) than the two capacities of the S50 Lite. You can take a look at the specs below:

  • 1TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 4400 MB per second
  • 2TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 4400 MB per second
  • 1TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 3200 MB per second
  • 2TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 3200 MB per second

Maximum AS SSD Sequential Read (PCIe 4.0)

For the maximum AS SSD sequential reading, the GAMMIX S50 SSDs are 800 MB per second faster (or 24.24% faster) than the GAMMIX S50 Lite SSDs. You can find the read speeds below:

  • 1TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 4100 MB per second
  • 2TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 4100 MB per second
  • 1TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 3300 MB per second
  • 2TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 3300 MB per second

Maximum AS SSD Sequential Write (PCIe 4.0)

As for the maximum AS SSD sequential writing, the 1TB S50 is 900 MB per second faster (or 32.14% faster) than the 1 TB S50 Lite while the 2 TB S50 is 1100 MB per second faster (or 39.28% faster) than the 2 TB S50 Lite. You can check out the write speeds below:

  • 1TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 3700 MB per second
  • 2TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 3900 MB per second
  • 1TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 2800 MB per second
  • 2TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 2800 MB per second

Maximum 4K Random Read (PCIe 4.0)

For random reading, the 1 TB S50 is 370K IOPS faster (or 97.37% faster) than the 1 TB S50 Lite while the 2 TB S50 is 260K IOPS faster (or 53.06% faster) than the 2 TB S50 Lite. You can find the random read specs below:

  • 1TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 750K IOPS
  • 2TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 750K IOPS
  • 1TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 380K IOPS
  • 2TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 490K IOPS

Maximum 4K Random Write (PCIe 4.0)

When it comes to random writing, the two capacities of the S50 are 210K IOPS faster (or 38.89% faster) than the two capacities of the S50 Lite. You can check out the random write specs below:

  • 1TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 750K IOPS
  • 2TB GAMMIX S50: Up to 750K IOPS
  • 1TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 540K IOPS
  • 2TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: Up to 540K IOPS

Maximum Sequential Read (PCIe 3.0)

You can also use both solid state drives in this comparison guide on PCIe 3.0 slots, as you will get up to 3400 MB per second at sequential reading speeds.

Maximum Sequential Write (PCIe 3.0)

When used with PCIe 3.0 slots, the S50 and S50 Lite have sequential writing speeds of up to 3000 MB per second.

Endurance

The GAMMIX S50 has a major advantage over the GAMMIX S50 Lite when it comes to endurance. You can write 1060 TB more data (or 143.24% more data) on the 1 TB version of the S50 than the 1 TB version of the S50 Lite while you can write 2120 TB more data (or 143.24% more data) on the 2 TB version of the S50 than the 2 TB version of the S50 Lite.

You can take a look at the TBW specs below:

  • 1TB GAMMIX S50: 1800 TBW
  • 2TB GAMMIX S50: 3600 TBW
  • 1TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: 740 TBW
  • 2TB GAMMIX S50 Lite: 1480 TBW

Reliability

On the other hand, the Lite version is more reliable than the regular version. When it comes to Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF), the S50 Lite is expected to last 300,000 hours longer (or 17.65% longer) than the S50. You can find the MTBF stats below:

  • GAMMIX S50: 1,700,000 hours MTBF
  • GAMMIX S50 Lite: 2,000,000 hours MTBF

Typical Active Power Consumption

The S50 has higher typical active power consumption than the S50 Lite:

  • GAMMIX S50: 0.80W
  • GAMMIX S50 Lite: 0.33W

Typical Slumber Power Consumption

On the other hand, the S50 has a lower typical slumber power consumption than the S50 Lite:

  • GAMMIX S50: 0.05W
  • GAMMIX S50 Lite: 0.14W

Operating Temperature

The recommend operating temperature range for both XPG solid state drives in this comparison is from 0°C to 70°C.

Storage Temperature

The recommended storage temperature range for the S50 and S50 Lite is from -40°C to 85°C.

Shock Resistance

Both the regular and Lite versions have a shock resistance of up to 1500G/0.5ms.

Certifications

You can find the lists of certifications for both SSDs below:

GAMMIX S50:

  • BSMI
  • CE
  • FCC
  • KC
  • Morocco
  • RCM
  • RoHS

GAMMIX S50 Lite:

  • BSMI
  • CE
  • EAC
  • FCC
  • KC
  • Morocco
  • RCM

Warranty

The XPG GAMMIX S50 PCIe Gen4x4 M.2 2280 Solid State Drive and XPG GAMMIX S50 Lite PCIe Gen4x4 M.2 2280 Solid State Drive each comes with a 5-year limited warranty.

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