It's no Samsung 970 PRO, or even EVO. But for $110, 512GB of NVMe storage is pretty darn good!
The reason for deducting one star is cause it really seems to struggle when I'm doing something really I/O intensive (especially when it's dealing with a lot of tiny files) to the point where my laptop froze for like 30-40 seconds. Now, this was with Visual Studio compiling a C++ application with Matlab being installed in the background and the system utilising the page file, as the RAM usage exceeded the total available 'system RAM'. But I'm not installing Matlab everyday and the reason I'm complaining here is because my old 256GB Toshiba THNSNK256GCS8 was able to handle similar workload without freezing, albeit the system was really slow...but usable. Neither of the SSDs were more than 40% filled, and I do TRIM occasionally.
I won't be posting a CrystalDiskMark test because I'm using an XPS 13 9360 and it's M.2 slot is limited to PCIe x2, hence the laptop won't be able to push it further than ~1850-1900MB/s for sequential reads/writes. But if you look at the Anandtech review for the SSD, the 1TB variant performs fairly close to the 970 EVO in quite a few workloads, and even better in a couple.
TL;DR: Great value as long as you're not trying to push it beyond it's limits.
Installed without any issues whatsoever into the second NVMe SSD slot on my system's motherboard. The C: drive in the primary NVMe slot is an older 500GB NVMe card, more than sufficient for Windows 10 and all applications, with room to spare and simple to back up daily via Acronis True Image.
This new Silicon Power SSD now gives the C: drive some respite by taking over the role of handling all miscellaneous intensive work (such as zip file downloading/extracting). It is is noticeably faster than the SATA SSD that it has replaced which I've now configured to be a portable drive for videos to plug into the USB slots an my various set top boxes
Gotta hand it to Silicon Power, this NVMe SSD is excellent value for money.
Arrived very quickly and well packaged. Installed, migrated OS and everything worked perfectly. Much faster than the previous SSD (not m.2). Windows 10 boots about 30% quicker. Programs load quicker and video editing times are reduced.
I can't believe it, it seems to be faster than my Samsung pm981. (both are running at PCI-E 3.0 X4) On the left is Silicon Power, and on the right is pm981. I hope that customers service is as good as SSD.
Promising speed getting around 3400MB/s read and MB/s write on an empty drive. This is very good if comparing speed to ssd around the same price point. This drive mostly going to be doing Data Analytics stuff, hopefully i can update this review after a period of using it.