October 26, 2021

Silicon Power US70 NVMe SSD review: Surprisingly good real-world performance

The US70 is our first look at a Silicon Power SSD, and we liked the view. It’s not a top-tier drive, but it’s not priced like it either, and our 2TB review unit turned some nice test scores. This drive is a solid value. This review is part of ou...

The US70 is our first look at a Silicon Power SSD, and we liked the view. It’s not a top-tier drive, but it’s not priced like it either, and our 2TB review unit turned some nice test scores. This drive is a solid value.

This review is part of our ongoing roundup of the best SSDs. Go there for information on competing products and how we tested them.

Design and features

The US70 is a mid-priced SSD in the usual 22mm-wide, 80mm-long, M.2 physical format. The connector is M.2, and it supports the PCIe 4.x that’s common on AMD systems and some newer Intel laptops and motherboards. The NAND is 96-layer TLC; up to a third will be treated as SLC for caching. There’s also 1GB of DRAM for every 1TB of capacity. The controller on the 2TB unit we tested is a Phison E16.

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