Silicon Power XD80 2 TB Review 5

Silicon Power XD80 2 TB Review

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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, 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
Brand:Silicon Power
Model:SP002TBP34XD8005
Capacity:2048 GB (1907 GB usable)
No additional overprovisioning
Controller:Phison PS5012-E12S-32
Flash:Toshiba 96-layer BiCS4 TLC
DRAM:1x 512 MB Xi'an UnilC Semi DDR3-1866L
SCB13H4G160AF-11M
Endurance:3115 TBW
Form Factor:M.2 2280
Interface:PCIe Gen 3 x4, NVMe 1.3
Device ID:SPCC M.2 PCIe SSD
Firmware:ECFM13.3
Warranty:5 years
Price at Time
of Review:
$243 / 12 cents per GB
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