REAL WORLD FILE TRANSFER COMPARISON
For our Real World File Transfer Comparison of the world’s top M.2 NVMe SSDs, we have included several of the top Gen 3 SSDs tested to date, along with the PCIe 4.0 Corsair MP600, Seagate FireCuda 520 and the Sabrent Rocket. This test is conducted through the transfer of data from one spot on the test drive to another to give us the truest of transfer speed results for that device.
The key to this chart lies in the first four results, all being PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs, and all using the Phison E16 NVMe controller. Their results are virtually identical as they should be.
REVIEW ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
PCIe 4.0 is all the rage and for good reason. It’s benefits in the media industry are obvious, but suffice it to say, knowing your needs is the key to putting a PC system together…or upgrading your storage. In my scenario, I will be downloading and developing RAW images twice as large as I am used to seeing…and admittedly, I will be forcing myself to become more proficient in video…up to 8K. The Silicon Power US70 Gen 4×4 NVMe SSD is key to this, although I will be seeking a larger sample as 2TB is the sweet spot in our systems right now.
The US70 is not alone though. It stands amongst a few others that all contain that Phison E15 PCIe 4×4 NVMe 8-channel controller, a controller that has proven itself and has a great reputation. Storage performance of just above 5GB/s and IOPS well above 1/2 million, tied in with the industry standard 5-year warranty are what its all about. Pricing is rather important and we are not seeing mass available anywhere as of yet. Make no doubt though; this is a well built premium SSD that will fly.