Silicon Power is known for its budget SSDs, with the popularity of M.2 NVMe SSDs, its only matter of time cheap M.2 SSDs comes into the market. The Silicon Power P34A80 is PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 NVMe SSD with 3000 to 3200 MB/s of sequential write and read performance but cost much less than its competition. The P34A80 is powered by Phison’s E12 NVMe controller, paired with Toshiba’s BiCS3 64L TLC NAND flash which means it has a great combo in terms of controller and NAND flash which offers a solid 390K and 450K IOPS read and write performance.
The P34A80 is available in capacities from 256GB to 2TB. Silicon Power has priced these SSDs with very aggressively and its very similar to QLC based SSDs like the Intel SSD 660p and Crucial P1 but considering it’s a high-end TLC based SSD. So, is it too good to be true? Let’s find out.
- Super-fast PCIe Gen3x4 interface for read/write speeds of up to 3,400MB/s / 3,000MB/s
- NVMe 1.3 support
- RAID engine for enhanced data integrity
- Supports SLC Cache and DRAM Cache Buffer. Provides great SSD sequential read/write and random read/write performance.
- Slim form factor M.2 2280 for perfect fit in slim and portable mobile applications or desktop PCs
Disclaimer: This drive not provided by Silicon Power or sponsored. We bought it with our own money as we liked to test it as it seems to be a good package for our viewers who want an NVMe SSD.