Silicon Power XD80 2 TB NVMe PCIe 3.0 X4 SSD review

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Specifications & Features


XD80 PCIe Solid State Drive adopts PCIe Gen3x4 high-speed interface and highly compatible M.2 2280 specification. The maximum read/write speed can reach 3400 MB/s, the specs for IOPS are missing on SP's tables but we'll crosscheck performance in the benchmarks off course. Conveniently slotting directly into a motherboard thanks to its M.2 2280 industry-standard NVMe form-factor, the SSD boasts wide-ranging compatibility and high-bandwidth performance, while its high-density 3D TLC NAND memory ensures better value than the previous generation TLC NAND, able to store more data in the same amount of physical space.


Silicon Power backs this SSD with a 5-year warranty.

Phison PS5012-E12 controller

Corsair was among the first offering an SSD based on the PS5012-E12 from Phison. The PS5012-E12 makes use of the NVMe revision 1.3 protocol and as you have been able to notice from the SSD specifications, this controller is very fast 3450 MB/s and 3150 MB/s across four PCIs for read and write operations respectively, over a x4 PCIe Gen 3 lane connection that is. Now the shocker, for 4K random read and write operations, the controller is able to perform up to 700,000 operations per second (IOPS) as it (can) makes use of up-to 8 NAND channels. As you can understand, it is ready for SLC/MLC/TLC and QLC and 96-layer NAND. The controller supports for up-to 8 TB storage as well as offering support for external Thunderbolt 3 SSDs. 

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