Silicon Power 1TB SP001TBP34A80M28

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by IIvIIozzie, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. IIvIIozzie

    IIvIIozzie n00b

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    Whats going on with this drive? There are almost no reviews online and it's been out for month's. If what it claims to do is true how is nobody giving it a shot? That's like a 970 Pro at almost 1/3rd cost. I'd really like to know Random R/W speeds.
     
  2. lilfiend

    lilfiend [H]ardness Supreme

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    I can't speak for the nvme/m.2 version but I've purchased 512gb and a 1tb sata silicon powered ssd's and they work pretty well. I'm guessing they skimp out on write endurance by quite a bit. I use the 1tb as a landing zone (write cache) for my drive bender array and it does the job. The write speeds aren't fantastic but the sure beat the pants off smr hdd's for random 4k writes.

    Not sure if they are using tlc or qlc in that ssd but i'd guess qlc. intel 660p's and crucial's p1 are both qlc and are both quite cheap for the storage you get but the write endurance is fairly low.
     
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  3. SMCINAZ

    SMCINAZ 2[H]4U

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    No way is it QLC, not with those fast as hell read and write speeds.

    I, too, would like more info but I cannot find it anywhere including their own site. It is too bad because this looks to be a hell of a promising drive.
     
  4. mwroobel

    mwroobel [H]ardness Supreme

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    It seems on paper to be a good unit. That said, I would probably go with the HP EX920 at this point (If price were my overriding concern.) You can get them on Amazon and the bay for just about the same price. While it's listed write speed isn't as fast as the SP (Though in real-world comparisons it is probably no different), I would expect support from HP to be more available for warranty issues. On The TweakTown Review, it had the fastest non-optane game load times of any NVME drive
     
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  5. SixFootDuo

    SixFootDuo [H]ardness Supreme

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    This drive uses the brand new and very powerful Phison PS5012-E12 controller. Like 8 data channels, 600K iops, 28nm process, tons of other features. It's basically exactly as fast or a hair faster than the Samsung 970 Pro @ 1/2 the cost.

    Read is 3400MBs and Write is 3200MBs .... write is a bit faster than the Samsung 970 Pro and read is exactly the same.

    It's a very very fast drive, basically the best SSD drive on the market if you can find one.

    It's a hidden gem for sure and not a lot of people are even aware of these controllers and the very scarce drives that are out. There are supposed to be around 15 to 20 new SSD's coming out with this controller. They are very hard to find right now. I do have a 1TB that I bought and will review soon, today maybe. Maybe not.

    I paid $144, which is a steal.

    I have the Inland Professional / Premium 1tb version which is just a repackaged OEM drive from the supplier / factory that is pushing this out. They are then rebranded at Corsair, MyDigital, Inland, Etc etc. These drivers are so new to market that I've noticed that the packaging actually has a lot of errors in terms of the actual specs. Also, the branding hasn't been nailed down apparently. The Inland version is actually supposed to be called the Inland Premium and not the professional. So the packing is also mis-labeled.

    If you want to get the numbers, go and watch the Corsair 510 reviews as that drive uses the Phison PS5012-E12 controller.

    https://www.anandtech.com/show/13338/phison-ps5012e12-controller-in-mass-production

    https://www.tweaktown.com/articles/...-nvme-ssd-review-corsairs-fastest/index2.html

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...ink2&cjevent=83fd45763d6c11e9801201220a24060c

    https://www.anandtech.com/show/12925/patriot-readies-viper-ssds-with-phison-e12-and-s12

    https://www.mydigitaldiscount.com/mydigitalssd-pcie-m.2-ssd/?rf_selection=620~3524:N,3516:Y,3517:Y,3520:Y,3518:Y,3521:Y,3519:N,3525:Y~N3524:49.88,563.62;M3516:e445

    https://www.microcenter.com/product...0-pcie-nvme-30-x4-internal-solid-state-drive#

    So you heard it here first, don't spend the $120 on these cheap Intel 660p 1tb NVMe drivers, spend the extra $15 or $20 and get the Inland Professional / Premium 1tb NVMe for $144. Problem is, it's sold out everywhere.

    Hell of a drive for the money. Again, 970 Pro performance for 35% the cost.
     
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  6. PliotronX

    PliotronX [H]ard|Gawd

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    Thanks for the 411! I have had good experiences with their USB flash and SATA drives so this is a headturner