Silicon Power’s entry-level P34A60 offers up to 2.2/1.6 GBps of sequential read/write performance and comes at rock-bottom pricing. That makes it a great value and the NVMe interface is much faster than SATA drives for light use, and while it’s not the perfect drive for gaming, it’s close.
It’s designed for novice users, DIY system builders, purpose-built system manufacturers, and simply those who are looking to upgrade their PC. But with a PCIe Gen3x4 interface, which means four lanes are used for transmitting and receiving data simultaneously, read speeds up to 2,200 MB/s, and write speeds up to 1,600 MB/s, this SSD is anything but basic.
The P34A60 supports NVMe 1.3, which demands better performance vectors than AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface), including scalable bandwidth, increased IOPS, and low latency. In addition, HMB (Host Memory Buffer) architecture, which allows the host driver to allocate system memory (RAM) for exclusive use by the SSD, results in higher efficiency. It’s this teamwork that provides optimum performance.
Silicon Power provides an SSD Toolbox for download on the company’s website. It allows you to monitor your SSD’s S.M.A.R.T. data and view its health and endurance status.
Silicon Power’s P34A60 is an entry-level M.2 NVMe SSD that it does a pretty good job for its price point. The single-sided 512GB drive is slim enough for most devices and even features a black PCB, which is something we usually only see on higher-end SSDs.
SP: Ace A55
A high-quality product for the budget-minded among us, the Ace A55 is positioned as one of the most cost-effective SSD models. With its advanced SATA III 6 GB/s interface and an affordable price, you can now easily upgrade your old computer without spending a fortune.
The most distinguishable feature of the Silicon Power Ace A55 SSD is the 3D NAND SLC and Cache technology. SLC (Single-Level Cell) stores one bit of data per cell and is faster and more efficient than other MLC (Multi-Level Cells) and TLC (Triple-Level Cells) based NAND flash memory. But the disadvantage of SLC is that they’re very expensive. So, that’s why the Silicon Power Ace A55 SSD uses SLC Cache and TLC blocks storage to deliver fast storage speeds at an affordable price tag.
Equipped with an original controller and 3D NAND flash, the Ace A55 can not only guarantee stability and durability. It also delivers outstanding performance which enables 10-second quick boot-ups, shorter application load times and faster data transmission speed. Whether you are web surfing, enjoying a good movie, or have to handle paperwork, the Ace A55 will bring you a smooth, lag-free experience.
The Ace A55’s auto-copy technology allows automatic copy operations from the SLC cache to the 3D NAND Flash inside the NAND without using the controller or DDR. This supports higher efficiency by reducing the controller’s and DRAM’s workload.