Silicon Power XPOWER XD80 PCIe Gen 3x4 1TB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2021-09-19

The Phison PS5012-E12S-based drive paired with Toshiba 96-layer TLC packages is able to deliver great performance for a PCIe 3.0 drive; the installed heatsink allows the drive to keep temperatures at bay and avoid throttling, while the five year warranty is very nice to have!

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Product Features, Specifications

Product Features:


Speed Ahead of The Competition

Featuring SLC Caching and DRAM Cache Buffer, the XD80 peels rubber with blazing read/write speeds up to 3,400/3,000MB/s, respectively. Its high-speed PCIe Gen3x4 interface leaves traditional SATA III SSDs behind in the dust, giving hardcore gamers the competitive edge, they need to secure the win.

Eliminate Lag While Keeping It Cool

With NVMe 1.3 support, the XD80 delivers higher performance, lower latency, and lower power consumption for the smoothest gameplay without any lag. The durable aluminum heatsink provides maximum heat dissipation and thermal management. In fact, compared to SSDs without a heatsink, the XD80 keeps temperatures as much as 20% lower, maintaining its stability.

Better Performance with RAID Technology

To push beyond standard limits, the XD80 supports RAID technology and comes in massive storage capacity options up to 2TB. Even during the most highly demanding games, it will maintain system stability and data integrity to deliver maximum and reliable performance.

A Powerful System Upgrade with Room For More

With an M.2 2280 (80mm) form factor, the XD80's compact size allows for easy installation, while also saving space for other components. Coupled with its blazing speed and massive storage capacity options, it makes for an easy upgrade that's ready to handle the most intense gaming sessions.


Product Specifications:


Capacity: 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB

Dimensions: 22.0mm x 80.0mm x 4.8mm

Weight: 11g

Interface: PCIe Gen3x4

Performance Read(max.): up to 3,400MB/s*

Performance Write(max.): up to 3,000MB/s*

System Requirements: Computer with M.2 slots supporting PCIe interface and one of the following operating systems: Windows 8.1 or Windows 10

Operating Temperature: 0°C - 70°C

MTBF (est): 2,000,000 hours

Shock Resistance Test: 1500G/0.5ms

Certification: CE, FCC, BSMI, Green dot, WEEE, RoHS, KCC

Warranty: 5 years


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