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Silicon Power PCIe M.2 NVMe SSD 512GB Gen3x4 R/W up to 3, 200/3, 000MB/s internal SSD, PCIe Gen 3x4 £62.99 @ Amazon Prime / £67.48 Non Prime
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Silicon Power PCIe M.2 NVMe SSD 512GB Gen3x4 R/W up to 3, 200/3, 000MB/s internal SSD, PCIe Gen 3x4 £62.99 @ Amazon Prime / £67.48 Non Prime

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Posted 18th May
Just bought one of these. Fantastic price for a NVMe drive that reads at 3GB/s

Review here: realhardwarereviews.com/silicon-power-p34a80/
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Why you would buy one of these turd unknown brands rather than an established one is beyond me

Then again people buy cheapo PSUs.
powerbrick18/05/2019 19:53

Why you would buy one of these turd unknown brands rather than an …Why you would buy one of these turd unknown brands rather than an established one is beyond me Then again people buy cheapo PSUs.


You pay your money, you take your chance...
powerbrick18/05/2019 19:53

Why you would buy one of these turd unknown brands rather than an …Why you would buy one of these turd unknown brands rather than an established one is beyond me Then again people buy cheapo PSUs.


this is super cheap for nvme. seems almost too good to be true, but it is amazon so returns no problem
Edited by: "Lexeus" 18th May
Couldnt u get the Crucial CT500P1SSD8 500gb nvme for 62?
You could, but it has slower claimed speeds than this.

This is claiming to be closer to the Samsung or WD black that costs more like £100
Lexeus18/05/2019 20:28

You could, but it has slower claimed speeds than this.This is claiming to …You could, but it has slower claimed speeds than this.This is claiming to be closer to the Samsung or WD black that costs more like £100


MP510 is faster than all those drives and costs 75
powerbrick18/05/2019 19:53

Why you would buy one of these turd unknown brands rather than an …Why you would buy one of these turd unknown brands rather than an established one is beyond me Then again people buy cheapo PSUs.


Memory comes from a select few suppliers regardless of "brand" whereas psu's can be a complete botch job of parts usually overrated for what they can actually do, not the same thing at all, the el cheapo power supply could very well blow up, the memory won't.
wild8418/05/2019 21:02

Memory comes from a select few suppliers regardless of "brand" whereas …Memory comes from a select few suppliers regardless of "brand" whereas psu's can be a complete botch job of parts usually overrated for what they can actually do, not the same thing at all, the el cheapo power supply could very well blow up, the memory won't.


there are grades of memory and and also different caching methods or lack of and controller.
Lexeus18/05/2019 20:14

this is super cheap for nvme. seems almost too good to be true, but it is …this is super cheap for nvme. seems almost too good to be true, but it is amazon so returns no problem


Do they return your lost data as well?
burntoast18/05/2019 21:55

Do they return your lost data as well?


That's your responsibility
Hmmm... Time to check if this is hackintosh compatible
Well, benchmarks back. Just under 3GB/s read and write.

Not bad.

Also a pretty in depth review here - realhardwarereviews.com/sil…80/
Dealmessiah18/05/2019 23:40

Well, benchmarks back. Just under 3GB/s read and write.Not bad.Also a …Well, benchmarks back. Just under 3GB/s read and write.Not bad.Also a pretty in depth review here - https://www.realhardwarereviews.com/silicon-power-p34a80/


You have one of these drives then?
Edited by: "Lexeus" 19th May
Dealmessiah18/05/2019 23:40

Well, benchmarks back. Just under 3GB/s read and write.Not bad.Also a …Well, benchmarks back. Just under 3GB/s read and write.Not bad.Also a pretty in depth review here - https://www.realhardwarereviews.com/silicon-power-p34a80/


ah, that well respected PC hardware site that does Vape kit reviews too

it may well do those speeds to start off with but wait until it starts getting full which seems to be the achilles heel of this lesser know cheap brands.
Edited by: "powerbrick" 19th May
Lexeus19/05/2019 01:23

You have one of these drives then?


Yes. No problems so far
powerbrick19/05/2019 03:32

ah, that well respected PC hardware site that does Vape kit reviews too …ah, that well respected PC hardware site that does Vape kit reviews too it may well do those speeds to start off with but wait until it starts getting full which seems to be the achilles heel of this lesser know cheap brands.


I've had one of these in my Dell XPS 15 9570 for about a month now. Absolutely no problems and it's really fast. CDM generated 3.4GB/s and 2.1GB/s sequential reads/writes respectively when it was first installed. It's now about half full and I just repeated the test - near identical results. Sure, a 970 Pro is faster (particularly random performance) but only 10-20% when it's more than double the price.

No reason for suspicion so far. If it does die before its time, then it will go back to Amazon and all my important docs/media are in the cloud so it'd be no biggie. Easily worth the saving vs more established brands.
cannibalwombat19/05/2019 13:54

I've had one of these in my Dell XPS 15 9570 for about a month now. …I've had one of these in my Dell XPS 15 9570 for about a month now. Absolutely no problems and it's really fast. CDM generated 3.4GB/s and 2.1GB/s sequential reads/writes respectively when it was first installed. It's now about half full and I just repeated the test - near identical results. Sure, a 970 Pro is faster (particularly random performance) but only 10-20% when it's more than double the price.No reason for suspicion so far. If it does die before its time, then it will go back to Amazon and all my important docs/media are in the cloud so it'd be no biggie. Easily worth the saving vs more established brands.


Thanks for the input.

I agree with you. On the whole the Samsung drives are best, not least because they are the only ones that use DDR4 instead of DDR3 tech, but I am slo starting to think the Samsung drives biggest strength over the other brands is the lower power usage and ofcourse reliability.

I have to say I am tempted to try one of these..... don't have an M.2. slot though, anyone used a PCI-E m.2. card with positive reults?
Lexeus19/05/2019 14:27

Thanks for the input.I agree with you. On the whole the Samsung drives are …Thanks for the input.I agree with you. On the whole the Samsung drives are best, not least because they are the only ones that use DDR4 instead of DDR3 tech, but I am slo starting to think the Samsung drives biggest strength over the other brands is the lower power usage and ofcourse reliability.I have to say I am tempted to try one of these..... don't have an M.2. slot though, anyone used a PCI-E m.2. card with positive reults?


Yep. I've got one of these in.

The bottleneck with drives at the moment is the SATA bus. The fact this removes that out of the equation instantly improves performance.

So even if they did use DDR3 memory, it would be faster than anything running through the SATA bus.

Very happy with the purchase.
Have a 1TB of these in my matebook D. No problems, and super fast.
Elysian19/05/2019 14:59

Have a 1TB of these in my matebook D. No problems, and super fast.


How long have you had it in your matebook?
Elysian19/05/2019 15:23

2 months!


Statistically on average the highest failure rates are seen after 3months and 12months.... *fingers crossed* for next month
Dealmessiah19/05/2019 14:37

Yep. I've got one of these in.The bottleneck with drives at the moment is …Yep. I've got one of these in.The bottleneck with drives at the moment is the SATA bus. The fact this removes that out of the equation instantly improves performance.So even if they did use DDR3 memory, it would be faster than anything running through the SATA bus.Very happy with the purchase.


I think the DDR4 helps with the lower power usage more than anything, but also the random access times can't be worse off
Lexeus19/05/2019 15:41

I think the DDR4 helps with the lower power usage more than anything, but …I think the DDR4 helps with the lower power usage more than anything, but also the random access times can't be worse off


Agreed.
nofaddey19/05/2019 18:41

These deal Vs …These deal Vs https://www.hotukdeals.com/visit/thread/3231942?API=true&user_id={{user_id}}&device_id=4641557Which is a better 512GB SSD?


I'd like to know too. Although, I've made my choice and am very happy with it
Bought one of these, wish I hadn't!!!

Drive shows as unupported in the oem disk utility, seq read/write are OK (2923mb/1649mb) but the writes are way still under par. 4k test shown 11mb's a second!

The drive is a joke - just pay a little bit more and get a decent brand
mcfly66619/05/2019 20:20

Bought one of these, wish I hadn't!!!Drive shows as unupported in the oem …Bought one of these, wish I hadn't!!!Drive shows as unupported in the oem disk utility, seq read/write are OK (2923mb/1649mb) but the writes are way still under par. 4k test shown 11mb's a second!The drive is a joke - just pay a little bit more and get a decent brand


Send it back. Sounds like a duff one.
nofaddey19/05/2019 18:41

This deal Vs https://www.hotukdeals.com/visit/thread/3231942Which is a …This deal Vs https://www.hotukdeals.com/visit/thread/3231942Which is a better 512GB SSD?


I am going to assume the other drive is better as most reviews say that the 512gb is read/write of 3000/2000 and this one is at (3000/1400) but I'm not really sure how true these are. Please weigh in anyone?
nofaddey19/05/2019 20:47

I am going to assume the other drive is better as most reviews say that …I am going to assume the other drive is better as most reviews say that the 512gb is read/write of 3000/2000 and this one is at (3000/1400) but I'm not really sure how true these are. Please weigh in anyone?


37681674-b2otA.jpgHere's my speeds on a 1TB version. Had it for 2 months, in a matebook D.
Elysian19/05/2019 22:52

[Image] Here's my speeds on a 1TB version. Had it for 2 months, in a …[Image] Here's my speeds on a 1TB version. Had it for 2 months, in a matebook D.


Thank you, but I think the 512gb has slower speeds.
Edited by: "nofaddey" 19th May
nofaddey19/05/2019 23:05

Thank you, but I think the 512gb has slower speeds.


Aah I see! Sorry!
powerbrick19/05/2019 03:32

ah, that well respected PC hardware site that does Vape kit reviews too …ah, that well respected PC hardware site that does Vape kit reviews too it may well do those speeds to start off with but wait until it starts getting full which seems to be the achilles heel of this lesser know cheap brands.



anandtech.com/sho…are

Is this review reliable enough for you?
nofaddey19/05/2019 20:47

I am going to assume the other drive is better as most reviews say that …I am going to assume the other drive is better as most reviews say that the 512gb is read/write of 3000/2000 and this one is at (3000/1400) but I'm not really sure how true these are. Please weigh in anyone?


Can't wait any longer. Going to take a guess and buy this one as most sites still say 512gb is 3000 write. Fingers crossed.
Is it just me or has this gone even cheaper to £59.99 ???
nofaddey20/05/2019 11:12

Is it just me or has this gone even cheaper to £59.99 ???


Edit price OP
Thanks. Bought one. Time to take my gaming to a whole new level. Upgrading from a 400mb/s SSD which is about 10 times faster than the old 5400 rpm sata drives. This will be lightning quick! 😁
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