Home Reviews Storage Drives Zotac SONIX 480GB PCIe NVMe SSD Review

Price and Availability

The Zotac Sonix PCIe NVMe SSD is now available in the US and UK. It’s currently retailed for around $369.99 USD. Zotac is also offering a 3 year limited warranty. For the latest pricing and availability visit the following links below.

Zotac Sonix 480GB NVMe SSD Review-17

Zotac Sonix 480GB SSD Review: Conclusion

Zotac’s first NVMe SSD product seems to be a really serious and fast storage device based on the benchmark results I got. Even the fastest hard disk drive, is just a mere turtle compared to the speed of the Sonix. And when compared to the fastest SATA based SSD around, the Sonix read/write speeds are still significantly faster. The Sonix was able to achieve a sequential read speed of around 2000 MB/s and a sequential write of around 1300 MB/s; and its overall IOPs are also very good as well. It’s clear that the future of storage devices will be going towards the direction of NVMe type.

When it comes to its interface, the PCIe is the most commonly used connector around, aside from SATA. The M.2 (supporting NVMe PCIe SSD) and U.2 are still relatively new types of connector (specially the U.2), and because of this not many motherboards have these connectors specially the previous generations, like X79 and Intel 9-series motherboards and many AMD motherboards with Gen 3.0 PCIe. Forget SATA Express, we didn’t see a fully launched and available to buy storage drive using this connector. I think Zotac is just on the right track when they opted for PCIe interface since they can target more users who want to take advantage of the speed that the Sonix has to offer. And hopefully we will see Zotac launching an M.2 variant in the near future.

Aesthetically speaking, the Zotac Sonix doesn’t have any of those RBG LEDs and it’s rather neat and clean looking. It will blend easily with your build or system no matter what the color scheme your system has. All the major components like the memory, NAND flash and controller are adequately cooled by the front and back heatsinks. No need to worry about thermal throttling with the Sonix. Using this as your OS drive is really a step up and a huge upgrade, specially if you are coming from a hard disk drive. The Windows boots, loads and wakes up really fast, just a few seconds. Applications, programs and even games loads faster than ever; and the overall desktop operation is noticeably more fluid and smooth.

I can’t seem to find any con with this storage drive. The only deciding factor left, just like with any SSD (or product) is the price. More and more NVMe SSDs are coming out, so it’s best to check the prices from time to time. The prices mentioned in this review may no longer be valid, specially if you have read this review on a much later date.

Finally, the Zotac Sonix PCIe NVMe SSD is a really fast storage drive. You can’t go wrong with this specially if you (really) need that speed. The fastest SATA-based SSD is already significantly faster than a hard disk drive. But if your work load demands more speed, the Sonix is a great option specially if you need a PCIe storage solution.

thepcenthusiast editor's choice award

"Amazon links in this site are affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases."

Peter Paul
I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

What's New

Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM Bluetooth Loud Speaker Now Available

It’s been a while since Ultimate Ears released a portable Bluetooth speaker. Their Megaboom 3 was quite popular, although lacks a bit on the...

NZXT H1 Mini-ITX Vertical Case Released – It’s Not Just a Case

NZXT recently released their latest mini-ITX tower case that interestingly looks like the upcoming Xbox Series X – the NZXT H1 mini-ITX case. This...

Elgato 4K60 Pro MK.2 Capture Card Review – Best Capture Card?

One of the most common issues that I encounter when I try to record my gameplay or game benchmarks internally, whether using GeForce Shadowplay...

Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB DDR4 Memory Review – This or Vengeance RGB Pro?

It's been a year since Corsair released the RGB version of their popular Dominator Platinum DDR4 memory. By now, there are a lot of...

64-Core AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X Now Available – But Can It Run Crysis?

AMD finally released their flagship CPU for high-end desktop platform earlier this month – the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X. The Threadripper 3990X is a...
- Advertisment -

Hardware Reviews

Elgato 4K60 Pro MK.2 Capture Card Review – Best Capture Card?

One of the most common issues that I encounter when I try to record my gameplay or game benchmarks internally, whether using GeForce Shadowplay...

Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB DDR4 Memory Review – This or Vengeance RGB Pro?

It's been a year since Corsair released the RGB version of their popular Dominator Platinum DDR4 memory. By now, there are a lot of...

ASUS Radeon RX 5600 XT TUF Gaming X3 EVO OC 6GB Review

Today we are (finally) publishing our review of AMD’s latest Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card, dubbed as the “ultimate 1080p graphics card” by...

GALAX GeForce RTX 2080 Super Work The Frames Edition Review

Is your graphics card working those frames fast or hard enough? If not, check out the GALAX GeForce RTX 2080 Super Work The Frames...

SilverStone PF240 CPU Cooler Review – SilverStone’s Permafrost AIO Liquid CPU Cooler with ARGB Lighting

SilverStone released their latest Permafrost AIO Liquid CPU cooler series, featuring integrated addressable RGB lighting. The Permafrost series is available in 120mm, 240mm and...
- Advertisment -

Audio Gear and Reviews

Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM Bluetooth Loud Speaker Now Available

It’s been a while since Ultimate Ears released a portable Bluetooth speaker. Their Megaboom 3 was quite popular, although lacks a bit on the...

Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless SE Gaming Headset Review

Corsair’s current top of the line gaming headset, the Corsair VIRTUOSO RGB Wireless, was released around a couple of months ago. It’s said to...

Creative Sound Blaster AE-7 PCIe Sound Card Review – A Better Hi-Res DAC with AMP?

Sound cards are still a thing nowadays and there are not a lot of them, especially the hi-end or hi-res ones that can really...

Corsair VOID RGB ELITE Wireless Gaming Headset Review

Today we are going to review one of Corsair’s latest (gaming) peripheral – the Corsair Void RGB Elite Wireless gaming headset. That’s quite a...

Audeze LCD-1 Compact Reference Planar Headphone Released – See Features, Specs and Price

Audeze recently released a new reference planar magnetic headphone – the Audeze LCD-1. Not to be confused with the first Audeze LCD-1 head-phone released...