Silicon Power XPOWER XS70 PCIe 4.0 SSD is inspired by sharks

Do you need a PCIe 4.0 NVMe solid state drive? Probably not. I mean, nobody really needs the insane speed these drives offer. However, the drool-worthy performance is certainly nice to have. Look, if you can afford such an SSD and your computer supports it at full speed, you might as well get one. I mean, why not?

Today, Silicon Power announces its latest such PCIe 4.0 SSD. Called "XPOWER XS70," it features blazing fast speeds and capacities up to 4TB. It even has a nice-looking heat sink that the company says is inspired by sharks.

“With a standard data transfer rate that's 2x faster than the 3.0 version, the XS70 PCIe Gen 4x4 with 3D NAND flash memory and NVMe 1.4 support is exactly what serious gamers need to crush the competition. Mind-blowing continuous read and write speeds up to 7,300MB/s and 6,800MB/s, respectively, enable the XS70 to push the limits of what an SSD can do so you can break new records,” says Silicon Power.


The company adds, “Inspired by the gills of a shark, the XS70's unique heatsink design with carefully angled slits enables it to breathe during even the most intense gaming sessions. Heat easily ventilates out through the heatsink's gill-like slits to prevent overheating and maintain superior performance. The XS70 is not only as fierce as a shark on a performance level, but it can breathe like one too for longer and more stable gameplay.”

Silicon Power shares specifications below.

● Capacity: 1TB, 2TB, 4TB
● Dimensions: 24.6mm x 80.0mm x 10.8mm
● Weight: 33g
● Performance Read (max.): up to 7,300MB/s*
● Performance Write (max.): up to 6,800MB/s*
● Interface: PCIe Gen 4x4
● Shock Resistance: 1500G/0.5ms
● MTBF: 1,600,000 hours
● Operating Temperature: 0°C - 70°C
● Certification: CE, FCC, UKCA, BSMI, Green dot, WEEE, RoHS, KCC
● Warranty: 5-year limited warranty

While pricing and availability are unknown for now, the XPOWER XS70 PCIe Gen4x4 solid state drive should be available for purchase here next month. Silicon Power is known for providing high-quality value products, so I totally expect this SSD to be both reliable and affordable. What we do know for sure, however, is it will be available in three capacities -- 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB.

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