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)
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.