Silicon Power has recently launched its all-new X-Power XD80 PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 (2280) SSD. The SSD is using the NVMe 1.3 by which can reach massive data read/write speeds.
On its official page, the company has claimed that this SSD can reach a massive sequential read speed up to 3,400 MB/s and write speed up to 3,000 MB/s. The SSD will come along with an attached aluminum heat sink by which the SSD will heat 20% lesser as compared to its prime competitors.
Taking over the traditional SATA-3 protocol, this M.2 NVMe SSD is making the most out of PCIe 3.0. By using 4 physical lanes of PCIe 3.0, this SSD can offer massive sequential read/write speeds. The random read/write speeds are going to arrive soon once this SSD hits the commercial markets.
Type of Cache Used
Silicon Power has said that this SSD is making use of SLC caching and DRAM buffer for maximum performance boosts and improved reliability. However, the total amount of cache or DRAM is not highlighted.
The SSD supports the RAID technology and with its 2TB version, you will be able to make it much usable for high data storage needs.
In simple words, the XD80 is a perfect match for professional gamers, PC enthusiasts, Overclockers, video editors, etc. However, if you are looking for a good NVMe for any other task, this one is going to be a good option for you.
Specifications of X-Power XD80 NVMe SSD
|Storage Variants||256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB|
|Read Speed (Max.)||3,400 MB/s|
|Write Speed (Max.)||3,000 MB/s|
|Form Factor||M.2 (2280)|
|MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure)||2,000,000 hours|
|Operating Temperature||0 – 70 degree celcius|
|Certifications||FCC, CE, Green Dot, BSMI, WEE, RoHS, KCC|
With all these specs, we can say that the X-Power XD80 is going to be a gaming-focused SSD.
Where to buy?
The product has been launched but there is no online platform selling it yet. I would add the purchase links here whenever they arrive.
I would definitely love to test this SSD for you and help you make your decision on it. Let’s see how well this company has manufactured it to work under tough situations.
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