Model: Silicon Power US70 1TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 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).
Earlier this year, Silicon Power introduced its first PCIe 4.0 SSD, the US70. Designed for gamers, overclockers, professionals and high-end business users, this M.2 form factor drive is powered by Phison's PS5016-E16 controller and offers features like low density parity check (LDPC) coding, E2E data protection, wear leveling and a built-in bad block management (BBM) mechanism that detects and marks bad blocks to eliminate access errors. The US70 is also equipped with up to 2TB of 3D TLC NAND flash as well as an ultra-fast PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe 1.3 interface to deliver read and write speeds that are nearly 10 times faster than traditional SATA SSDs.
The US70 is available in 1TB and 2TB capacities. For this review, Silicon Power sent us the 1TB version of the drive which is capable of delivering up to 5,000 MB/s sequential read and 4,400 MB/s sequential write speeds.
Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the US70 has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a closer look at Silicon Power's new PCIe 4.0 SSD and then see how well it performs. Does the US70 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.