Silicon Power P34A80 1TB NVMe SSD

Article Index
Silicon Power P34A80 1TB NVMe SSD
Features and Specifications
Testing and Final Thoughts

Today we are looking at the big brother to the P34A60 1TB drive we looked at earlier in March. The P34A80 1TB is a PCIe 3x4 M.2 2280 drive that is geared for high-end performance. This drive features support for NVMe 1.3, SLC Cache and DRAM Cache Buffer. What that means is that you’re going to get top notch performance out of this little beauty. Silicon Power claims that you can expect up to 3400MB/s read speed and write speeds of 3000 MB/s.

They have beefed up the performance on the 80-series NVMe drives and have done it without a lot of additional cost. If you have a PCIe 3.0 supported device with 4x PCIe lanes, you really should consider this unit from Silicon Power. Make sure to keep reading to see how well it performs and if their claimed speeds are anywhere close to what we are getting in the real world.


Product: Silicon Power P34A80 1TB M.2 PCIe Gen3x4 SSD 
Provided By: Silicon Power
Price: $190CAD / $130 USD at time of publication


First Look:

The Silicon Power P34A80 comes in a bit more of an aggressive package that shows off the 5-year warranty and it captures your attention and boosts your confidence in the product. If a no-name company offers a big warranty, it doesn’t inspire much confidence as they come and go without warning and the warranty is only good if the company is still in business. Silicon Power has been around for many years and shows no signs of slowing down. I’d say the 5-year warranty is a pretty big selling feature and it shows they feel the same way by posting it on the front of the package.




As is the case with sticks of memory and NVMe drives, there isn’t much to see. The goodies are located behind the front stick and overall, it’s unremarkable. Although it’s unremarkable, that doesn’t mean that it’s boring. There could be some pretty impressive performance under the hood.





There’s not a lot to see, so we’ll jump quickly over to the next page and cover the featues and specifications before we dive into simple comparison testing.