Silicon Power US70 1TB


The following system was used to test the SSD
– Processor: Intel i9 9900K @ 5GHz
– Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming X
– GPU: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio
– SSD: Crucial MX500
– Mass Storage: GOODRAM IRDM PRO GEN.2 1TB
– CPU Cooler: SilverStone Permafrost PF240W-ARGB
– PSU: Seasonic Snow Silent 750W Platinum
– Case: Phanteks Enthoo Luxe White



To test the SSD, the following software was used:

– ATTO Disk Benchmark,
– CrystalDiskMark 8,
– Shadow of the Tomb Raider;
– Windows File Copy.

In order to obtain a precise result each test was performed three times.

CrystalDiskMark 8 – Read


CrystalDiskMark 8 – Write


ATTO Disk Benchmark Read


ATTO Disk Benchmark Write


Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Level Loading


Windows File Copy


With an ambient temperature of 26°C and under heavy usage, the Silicon Power US70 1TB reached a maximum temperature of 68°C.


Final thoughts

The Silicon Power US70 1TB is available for a price of around 150 US dollars or EUR at the time of this review. A price which makes the US70 1TB one of, if not the cheapest 1TB PCIe 4 M.2 SSD on the market.

The performance is great; however, it would be better if the SSD would be installed in a system that has PCIe 4.0. Today, only a handful of systems are capable of that, which is mostly the high-end Thread Ripper platform or the B550 & X570 chipset-based platforms.

What does that mean? If you do have this SSD and an intel system for example, it means that the SSD will not deliver its best performance, but you will get most of it.
The Silicon Power US70 1TB is backed by a 5-year warranty and an endurance rating of 1,800 Terabytes Written, whichever comes first.

In conclusion, the Silicon Power US70 1TB is a very good SSD that offers a great performance at a lower price than the competition. The temperature of the SSD remains within the acceptable range, especially for an SSD that has no heatsink included. The only thing to keep in mind is that you need a PCIe 4.0 platform to have the best possible speed of the SSD.

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