Silicon Power 2TB NVMe 4.0 Gen4 PCIe M.2 SSD $449 Delivered @ Silicon Power via Amazon AU


Transfer Speeds: R/W up to 5,000/4,400 MB/s

Best alternative to 980 Pro if you are looking for Nvme Gen 4 SSD
Regular price AUD 479, now AUD 449

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  • a dollar sign would make it easier to read, but thanks anyway

  • Price in title

  • We tried silicon power sata ssds once (no Samsung stock) and had a terrible experience. They saved money by not having a proper write cache and their cells wore out after a month under load. We started to see corruption after 5 weeks of 24/7 use and their write speed went down to 1MB/s. 5 out of 12 failed after 6 weeks and we returned all of them under warranty, Silicon Power SSDs are nothing like Samsung SSDs so pay the premium for Samsung. This model (like the sata SSDs we used) also doesn’t come with a proper write cache and uses its own SLC flash storage as the write cache.

    See the review here and the graph on page two where the write speed drops to 500MB/a compared to Samsung SSDs:

    Maybe this model is different to their sata SSD version but I won’t touch this brand again.

    • Wd/sandisk are also a good consideration. As are Intel.

      Anyone who makes both their own controller, and their own memory, rather than slapping 3rd parties together, are a "safe bet" when it comes to performance and resilience.

      doesn’t come with a proper write cache and uses its own SLC flash storage as the write cache.

      That's how all write caches work; that's normal, and very good.

      You might be thinking of a dram buffer; which is sort of like giant NCQ. It holds the data for a very short time, to choose the most efficient way to offload to the Single Layer Cache, which, once spare IOps are detected, is written off to the multi layer storage.

      The cause of your failures was more likely the early Sandforce controllers they used, not doing wear leveling correctly.

      At SATA 600mbps speeds, it's not possible to wear out even the worst ssd in 5 weeks.

      Though, with a bad controller, it's entirely possible to wear out a single chip or two, if it wasn't wear leveling.

      Good ol early Sandforce controllers; amazingly fast, shockingly unreliable.

      Basically; apply some nerd thinking here; don't blame the brand (other than for that model that wasted your money; bad design) blame the parts that make it; make sure it has a modern controller and check the mtbf on the storage.

    • I like how someone was fragile enough to downvote your comment, when you have provided a technical summary of real world experience.

      • It wasn't me;
        but the reason is because the poster has has no experience with this device, however is giving blanket advice about a brands technology from what seems to be a sample of 1 SKU using a completely different interface.

        He's even provided a review link that shows it's an amazing choice for the majority of users; yet his words advise the opposite.

        This is a:
        Different controller.
        Different Memory.
        Different Control Interface.

        The literal only similarity is the brand label, and the fact that it stores data.

        It's like owning a Honda ride-on mower that ends up a lemon, and advising people not buy a civic.

  • I'd go one of these if you want some decent speeds.

    • What do you do for work that a gen4 only qualifies as "decent speed?"

      Using a WD Blue, which 'only' runs at 1.5GBps (and 800MBps once the cache is full), is already beyond my requirements for video editing at 2k.
      I also have a WD Black, which does 3GBps, and it's only Gen3

      I'm really curious. Do you work on databases? Or perhaps 8k video?

      • I run my own IT services company so I like wasting money on the latest and greatest because it's all a tax write off.

        Maybe I should of reworded it. If you're going to fork out $500…spend the extra $70 and get something better. I've also had poor experiences with Silicon Power but with any tech gear these days they're only as good as their warranty.

  • Are these compatible, and would they operate at max speed with the Lenovo Ideapad S540-13ARE?