Silicon Power is primarily represented on the market with storage media – in addition to SSDs, memory sticks and RAM, card readers and powerbanks are also available. The leitmotif – combining performance with design – characterizes the product image.
The XD80 is Silicon Power’s new high-end SSD. A PCIe 3.0 interface is supposed to provide the advertised performance – up to 3400 MB/s read, 3000 MB/s write. Whether the SSD can keep these promises, you can find out in the following review!
|Capacity||256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB|
|Size||22.0 mm x 80.0 mm x 4.8 mm|
|Interface||PCIe Gen 3×4, NVMe 1.3|
|Performance Read||Up to 3400 MB/s|
|Performance Write||up to 2300 MB/s (512 GB) ; 3000 MB/s (2 TB)|
|Operating temperature||0 °C – 70 °C|
|TBW and Warranty||256 GB: 380 TB
512 GB: 800 TB
1 TB: 1665 TB
2 TB: 3115 TB
Warranty: 5 years or reach TBW
|Price||€ 72.89* (512 GB)|
The XD80 is supposed to realize the specified data throughput via an NVMe Gen3x4 interface. The current NVMe 1.3 is used as the protocol version. The theoretical basis for the promised data throughputs is definitely given.
Particular attention can also be paid to the TBW here – these are set high in all versions of the SSD. This indicates an above-average lifespan for the XD80. Thus, you can also invest well in the future – even if you don’t currently need the performance, you would still have a product with a long lifespan. If more applications use faster storage in the future, one is already well equipped.
Scope of delivery
Well – the scope of delivery consists of the SSD. Nothing more, nothing less.
Furthermore, the packaging is kept very small – no spacious cardboard box, but little space is required. Nevertheless, almost all necessary information is clearly visible, but we would like to see the expected reading and writing performance on the cardboard. Neutral, space-saving, restrained – we otherwise find it appropriate.
The SSD comes with a small, pre-installed heatspreader – printed with the X-Power logo. In 2280 format, the SSD is 22 mm wide and 80 mm long – no surprises are expected here.
The backside is equally unsurprising. A sticker with all the relevant data – such as serial number, model number, etc. – is found on the back. – but no other visible components of the SSD.