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Silicon Power P34A80 1 TB Review - TLC at 13 Cents per GB

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Introduction

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Silicon Power is a Taiwanese hardware manufacturer founded in 2003. In enthusiast circles, they are well known for providing high-quality flash storage products at reasonable pricing. Silicon Power's various product lines include DRAM modules, SSDs, flash drives, and portable storage.

Today's review covers the Silicon Power P34A80 SSD. It comes in the M.2 form factor, using a fast PCI-Express x4 3.0 NVMe connection to interface with the rest of the system.

Under the hood, the Silicon Power P34A80 is built around a Silicon Motion SM2262 controller paired with Intel 64-layer 3D TLC flash. In order to ensure best performance, the P34A80 has DRAM cache and SLC caching.

Silicon Power makes the P34A80 available in capacities of 256 GB ($48), 512 GB ($75), 1 TB ($132) and 2 TB ($285). Endurance for these models is set at 380 TBW, 800 TBW, 1665 TB and and 3115 TBW respectively. Silicon Power also includes a five-year warranty.



Specifications: Silicon Power P34A80 SSD
Brand:Silicon Power
Model:SP001TBP34A80M28
Capacity:1024 GB (953 GB usable)
No additional overprovisioning
Controller:Silicon Motion SM2262ENG
Flash:Intel/Micron 64-layer 3D TLC
DRAM:2x 512 MB Nanya DDR4-2666
NT5AD256M16D4-HR
Endurance:1665 TBW
Form Factor:M.2 2280
Interface:PCIe Gen 3 x4, NVMe 1.3
Device ID:SPCC M.2 PCIe SSD
Firmware:42A4SANA
Warranty:5 years
Price at Time
of Review:
$132 / 13 cents per GB
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