[Amazon.ca] Silicon Power P34A80 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD, 3,400/3,000MB – $154.99

//[Amazon.ca] Silicon Power P34A80 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD, 3,400/3,000MB – $154.99

[Amazon.ca] Silicon Power P34A80 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD, 3,400/3,000MB – $154.99



The Silicon Power 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen3x4 2280 TLC SSD is selling for $154.99 for the 1TB . This is the lowest price this drive has been in 2020. Anandtech recommended this P34A80 (and any other Phison E12 drive) as the best high end drive last Christmas. To forestall those who might argue an average user should spend $50+ more for PCI Gen 4… click here .

Note: there was a review on Amazon.ca back in May, 2020 that this drive now comes with no-name Chinese DDR3 memory and an inferior controller… this seems to be false and a case of Amazon screwing up and shipping a cheap knockoff to the reviewer (the same thing happened with an Adada SX8200 Pro around the same time). I purchased another one of these P34A80 drives back in July and it was indeed still the same drive as outlined below.

This drive has a 5 year warranty and is based on the highly regarded Phison E12 firmware with Toshiba BiCS3 TLC NAND flash: its in the same family and provides similar performance to the well respected Corsair Force Series MP510 ( at Amazon.ca for $249.99 ). This Silicon Power drive has more usable space, however, at 1024GB compared to the MP510’s 960GB. This is a higher end drive that competes with but performs somewhat less than the outstanding 970 EVO Plus and WD Blacks of the world but at a fraction of the cost. It has pretty good reviews such as this one at Anandtech . These drives are fast in sequential read/writes but also decent at random 4k read/writes and doesn’t tank when full or during sustained writes. Even better, its 5 year warranty includes an outstanding 1665 TBW.

Full drive write speeds as tested by AnandTech in above linked review (with ADATA SPG SX8200 Pro/Gammix S11 Pro and Intel 660p/Crucial P1 for comparison):

Amazon product: Silicon Power 1TB NVMe PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 TLC R/W up to 3,400/3,000MB/s SSD (SU001TBP34A80M28AB)
Customer Reviews:
So I’ve been using this product for a few months now and I’ve not run into any problems. It was my first M.2 drive and I was blown away by just how faster load times are, both during boot up and gaming. It will be impossible to go back after this. I am using it as my primary drive, I do store everything else both on external hard drives and online backups as my work is stored on there. I’m not sure I would still trust this for my work related stuff but again, I do not need that kind of performance for those files. This does the job it’s suppose to do with the rest of the system and for gaming. | The only con, and this might be relatively normal I am not sure, but the drive was very “soft” while installing. I was almost scared it would break but it still went in without any problem. I cannot vouch for longevity since I’ve only had it for a few months but I’m still definitely liking it a lot.


2020-10-07T14:07:23+00:00 October 7th, 2020|Peripherals & Accessories|