Score a 2TB Silicon Power SSD for $75, Only 4 Cents per GB

Silicon Power SSD
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Right now at Amazon, users can find the Silicon Power P34A60 2TB SSD for its lowest price yet. This SSD has been going for around $95 lately but today it’s discounted to just $75. This puts the final price at around four cents per GB. The drive has a rated read speed of 2,200 MBps and a write speed of 1,600 MBps. For a budget, DRAMless PCIe 3.0 SSD, this is a great value.

This offer is for the 2TB version but other capacities are available, as well, including 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1TB versions. We reviewed the Silicon Power P34A60 when it debuted, testing the 512GB capacity and noting its competitive performance and power efficiency. 

Silicon Power 2TB P34A60 M.2 SSD: was $95, now $75 at Amazon

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This PCI 3.0 drive can reach read/write speeds as high as 2200/1600 MBps. This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen for the drive since it first launched.

While the P34A60  is not as fast as mainstream PCIe 4 drives, this is an excellent deal for expanding storage on a budget. It should be more than suitable for average users and even gamers looking for more space to expand their libraries. 

On our tests with the 512GB capacity, the drive loaded Final Fantasy only a second slower than the speedy Adata XPG SX8200 Pro.

Silicon Power P34A60 Benchmarks

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According to Silicon Power, the drive is supported with an endurance of 1,200 TBW . Users also receive a limited 5-year manufacturer’s warranty with the purchase. If this deal doesn't appeal to you, check out our complete list of best SSD deals and our list of the best SSDs overall.

Ash Hill
Freelance News and Features Writer

Ash Hill is a Freelance News and Features Writer with a wealth of experience in the hobby electronics, 3D printing and PCs. She manages the Pi projects of the month and much of our daily Raspberry Pi reporting while also finding the best coupons and deals on all tech.

  • AgentBirdnest
    Incredible... seems like it was only a few months ago that 1TB budget SSDs were beginning to reach that price.
    I spent $300 on a 2TB SSD 27 months ago. : P I love how prices have fallen like a meteor this past year.

    Any idea about the reliability of this particular SSD ?
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  • RichardtST
    AgentBirdnest said:


    Any idea about the reliability of this particular SSD ?

    I've gotten a few SP drives. They're not fast. They throttle easily. But I can slap them into a Sabrent nvme enclosure and do backups and copy files around with no problem. I don't have enough experience with them to use as a daily work drive yet. But I've had no problems so far. Had more problems with the Samsung drives.... I don't buy those any more.
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  • Geef
    This would still be great for a storage drive since even a slow M.2 is faster than an SSD at least in transfer speed. I wouldn't use it for a main drive though.
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  • Math Geek
    i have the 1 tb version of this i paid like $40 for not too long ago. it works well for what i paid. for a second drive to hold some games on a budget, i'd not hesitate to buy another one.

    it is funny though how far the prices came down. i paid $250 for my 2 tb 970 evo plus last year i guess it was and felt i got a GREAT price. that one is over $100 less now and dropping.

    once the prices get this low i'm not mature enough to say no. if i see the 4 tb drives hit rock bottom i'll go stupid for sure and change all mine to those models. i know me, i've seen me do it. lol
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  • baboma
    >Any idea about the reliability of this particular SSD ?

    https://www.silicon-power.com/support/lang/big5/TBW.pdf
    TBW (total bytes written) is 1200TB, standard for 2TB TLC NVMe's. Generally better than QLC, although vendors are claiming new QLC units are getting better in reliability (of course they would claim that).

    SP NVMe's have been around for a while, and are generally well-regarded, being TLC with reasonable prices, durability and performance.

    This A60 part is a bit slow. It's suitable as a non-boot, storage drive, unless you're really strapped for cash. I suggest the faster A80 sibling (double R/W speed) at $95 for a boot drive for a "value" setup, although the A60's $75 price is certainly enticing. Both are PCIe3 parts.

    https://amazon.com/dp/B07QR8LD7Y
    There's been a bloodbath in SSD, with prices dropping precipitously. Every vendor is losing money and clearing out inventory. Don't take THW's word for it, search Amazon with "nvme 2tb" to see other SSD parts with lowered pricing.
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  • kiniku
    Nice marketing fluff piece Tom's. You compare this against only other 3.0 PCI SSDS, not a single PCI 4.0 SSD. I hope they paid well.
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  • USAFRet
    kiniku said:
    Nice marketing fluff piece Tom's. You compare this against only other 3.0 PCI SSDS, not a single PCI 4.0 SSD. I hope they paid well.
    Given that it is a price announcement for a 3.0 drive, why should it be compared against 4.0 or 5.0 devices?

    It is what it is.
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