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, we are taking a look at the Silicon Power XD80, which is the company's new high-performance PCIe Gen 3 TLC-based SSD that was announced last month. The XD80 is based on a combination of a Phison E12 controller paired with TLC flash from Toshiba. A UnilC DRAM chip provides 512 MB of storage for the mapping tables of the SSD.
The Silicon Power XD80 comes in capacities of 256 GB ($48), 512 GB ($78), 1 TB ($126), and 2 TB ($243). Endurance for these models is set to 380 TBW, 800 TBW, 1665 TBW, and 3115 TBW respectively. Silicon Power includes a five-year warranty with the XD80.
|Specifications: Silicon Power XD80 2 TB|
|Capacity:||2048 GB (1907 GB usable)|
No additional overprovisioning
|Flash:||Toshiba 96-layer BiCS4 TLC|
|DRAM:||1x 512 MB Xi'an UnilC Semi DDR3-1866L|
|Form Factor:||M.2 2280|
|Interface:||PCIe Gen 3 x4, NVMe 1.3|
|Device ID:||SPCC M.2 PCIe SSD|
|Price at Time|
|$243 / 12 cents per GB|