Model: Silicon Power UD70 2TB 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 UD70. Designed for DIY system builders, casual gamers and video editors, this M.2 form factor drive is powered by Phison's PS5012-E12S controller and is available with up to 2TB of Micron's 96-layer QLC NAND flash. The UD70 also utilizes SLC Caching and a DRAM cache buffer to improve read and write 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 UD70 is equipped with an ultra-fast PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe 1.3 interface and a dual self-cooling system to prevent sudden speed drops or damage of stored data caused by high temperatures.
The UD70 is available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities. For this review, Silicon Power sent us the 2TB version of the drive which is capable of delivering up to 3,400 MB/s sequential read and 3,000 MB/s sequential write speeds.
Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the UD70 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 UD70 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.