Silicon Power US70 Overview
The Silicon Power US70 is your typical M.2 2280 (80mm) solid state drive. The first thing that I noticed right away is that it had a blue PCB, something we don’t see all that much these days. Not being black it will make the drive stand out on your motherboard, that can either be a good or bad thing depending on your preference.
On the top of the drive is a sticker that lets us know we do indeed have the US70 drive and it is the 2TB version. Keep in mind if you remove this sticker you will void your warranty. The drive does not ship with a heatsink.
We went ahead and removed the sticker to get a better look at the components of the drive. Powering the drive is Phison’s PS5016-E16 quad-core PCIe 4.0 x 4 NVMe controller. There are two NAND packages on the main side of the drive, which are Kioxia 96-layer TLC chips. There is also a SK hynix DRAM cache chip.
Flipping the drive over we have chips on the back, which means that this drive will not be able to be used in select super-thin devices that only support single-sided drives. There are two more NAND packages and a second cache chip.