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.
In today’s review, we’ll be taking a look at the Silicon Power XS70 1 TB SSD. This latest SSD release is built around Phison’s highly popular E18 controller paired with the newest 176-layer 3D TLC NAND flash from Micron—a combination we’ve seen in several other SSDs before, like the Kingston KC3000 and Corsair MP600 Pro LPX. Also included is 1 GB of DRAM cache from Samsung; it seems we’re finally seeing a widespread market release of these Phison E18 with B47R drives.
The Silicon Power XS70 comes in capacities of 1 TB ($130), 2 TB ($250), and 4 TB ($750). Endurance for these models is set to 700 TBW, 1400 TBW, and 3000 TBW respectively. Silicon Power includes a five-year warranty with the XS70.
|Specifications: Silicon Power XS70 1 TB SSD|
|Capacity:||1000 GB (931 GB usable)
24 GB additional overprovisioning
|Flash:||Micron 176-Layer 3D TLC B47R
|DRAM:||1x 1 GB Samsung DDR4-2666
|Form Factor:||M.2 2280|
|Interface:||PCIe Gen 4 x4, NVMe 1.3|
|Device ID:||SPCC M.2 PCIe SSD|
|Price at Time
|$130 / $130 per TB|