Model: Silicon Power P34A60 1TB M.2 PCIe Solid State Drive
Manufacturer: Silicon Power
Provided By: Silicon Power

Silicon Power is a relatively new name in the storage industry. Founded in 2003 by a group of professionals specializing in international business, global marketing and technical engineering, the company has already established itself as one of Taiwan's top manufacturers. With an eye for attractive and versatile design, Silicon Power has built its brand around the concept that its customers deserve products that represent who they are in life and mirror their personality. The end result is a variety of uniquely designed storage products including USB flash drives, memory cards and solid-state drives (SSD).

One of the latest additions to Silicon Power's line of solid state drives is the P34A60. Designed for novice users, DIY system builders, purpose-built system manufacturers and those who are simply looking to upgrade their PC, this M.2 form factor drive is powered by Silicon Motion's SM2263XT controller and is available with up to 2TB of Micron's 64-layer TLC 3D NAND flash. The P34A60 also utilizes HMB (Host Memory Buffer) and an SLC Cache to deliver high and efficient performance as well as LDPC (Low-Density Parity Check) error correction, End-To-End (E2E) data protection and a RAID engine for enhanced data integrity and stability. To top it all off, the P34A60 is equipped with an ultra-fast PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe 1.3 interface and is capable of 2,200 MB/s read and 1,600 MB/s write speeds.

The P34A60 is available in 256GB, 512GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities. For this review, Silicon Power sent us the 1TB version of the drive which is capable of delivering up to 2,200 MB/s sequential read and 1,600 MB/s sequential write speeds as well as up to 240,000 random read and 250,000 random write IOPS.

   Silicon Power P34A60 1TB M.2 PCIe Solid State Drive
General Specifications
Part Number SP001TBP34A60M28
Capacity 1TB
NAND Flash Micron 64-layer 3D TLC
Controller Silicon Motion SM2263XT
Form Factor M.2 (2280)
Interface PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3

Sequential Read 2,200 MB/s Max
Sequential Write 1,600 MB/s Max
Random Read IOPS 240,000 Max
Random Write IOPS 250,000 Max

MTBF 2 million hours
Endurance (TBW) 600TB

Operating Temperature 0°C ~ 70°C
Shock 1500G/0.5ms

Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions 22 mm x 80 mm x 3.5 mm
Weight 8g

Other Features
LDPC (Low-Density Parity Check) error correction code (ECC) technology
End-To-End (E2E) data protection
RAID engine for enhanced data integrity and stability
HMB (Host Memory Buffer) and SLC Caching
Five year warranty

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the P34A60 has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a closer look at Silicon Power's new PCIe SSD and then see how well it performs. Does the P34A60 have what it takes? Can it deliver the value and performance we've come to expect from Silicon Power? Keep reading as we find out.

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