The all-new SP Xpower XS70 PCIe Gen 4 SSD delivers lightning-fast loading times that you can choose for your PC in 2022.
Choosing an M.2 NVMe SSD or any normal SSD over a hard drive is always an intelligent decision. Especially when you are building your PC system dedicatedly for gaming, you surely need fast and snappy performance for all your applications.
So to check out what an M.2 NVMe SSD is capable of as we have picked up the PCIe Gen4 superfast storage unit called the Xpower XS70 from Silicon Power. This M.2 NVMe SSD is compatible with both PS5 and PC platform-based and it also supports the latest Gen PCIe express 5.0 motherboards. It delivers excellent performance and has been constructed with a premium quality heat sink for better heat dissipation and to prevent thermal-related issues when running for a longer period.
So without further delay let’s check out the all-new SP Xpower XS70 NVMe SSD and later on in the review we will check some benchmarks as well.
SP Xpower XS70 SSD – Specs
Here are the full specifications of SP Xpower XS70 SSD
- Capacity – up to 4TB
- Weight – 33g
- Maximum Sequential Read – 7300 MB/s
- Maximum Sequential Write – Up to 6800 MB/s
- Random Read – Up to 1,000,000 IOPS
- Endurance in TBW factor – Up to 3000TBW
- Interface – PCIe Gen 4 x 4 NVMe 1.4
- Form Factor – M.2 2280
- Controller – Phison PS5018-E18
- DRAM Version – DDR4
- Memory Type – Micron 176L TLC
- Dimension – 24.6 X 80 X 10.8 mm
- Warranty – 5 years Limited
Silicon Power SSD – Price and Availability
The base module of the Silicon Power SSD’s 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB versions comes with a price tag of $129.99, $249.99, and $749.99 respectively. It is available with both offline and online retailers worldwide. But the price might slightly differ from one region to another.
Silicon Power XS70 SSD – Software and Accessories
The Silicon Power company delivers its XS70 SSD module in a compact packaging box format with no additional accessories. There arent any dedicated software that comes along with it. It is basically and plug and play method just like a Hard Disk. Although there is two utility software such as CrystalDiskInfo and Macrium Reflect for SSD that you can use to monitor and clone data. Other than that the packaging is just like any other NVMe SSD Packaging.
XS70 Gen 4 SSD – Design and Build Quality
The XS70 SSD has been manufactured with a premium quality material heatsink which is also user-removable. The chassis has a strong and sturdy metallic backplate which gives superior protection to the SSD from direct pressures and shocks. Silicon Power features a special design that incorporates a larger surface area from where it can dissipate heat quickly and prevents the SSD from overheating.
The SSD can easily be installed on both Desktop PC and the latest Gaming Consoles. But for laptops, users will have to remove the mounted heatsink as many modern laptops do not have sufficient clearance or additional space for the SSD heatsinks separately.
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SP Xpower XS70 SSD – Performance and Benchmark
The Silicon Power Company has given their statement as per their lab test that it provides up to 7300 MB/s of reading speed and up to 6800 MB/s of write speed. Although, we did our tests with this fast M.2 NVMe module with the help of CrystalDiskMark 8.0.4 x64 software, and here are the results:
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Although the numbers from our experiment are just slightly low than the Silicon Power company’s lab test. But the impressive thing is, that this is the fastest SSD that we have tested so far. Also from our other 40GB normal file transfer test, it delivers an average of 2.3GB/s speed without any additional third-party boosting software.
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Silicon Power XS70 M.2 Gen 4 SSD – Verdict
- Superior Speed with an outstanding quality of Cooling performance
- Attractive heatsink design
- Fits easily on both Consoles and Desktops as well
- Perfect for both Gaming and regular computing.
- No backward compatibility support for PS4/ PS4 Pro, only fits with the newer PS5.
That’s all folks!