August, 2022

Silicon Power launches UD90 NVMe SSD

Data Recovery SSD Silicon Power

The Silicon Power UD90 NVMe SSD is a relatively inexpensive drive that features the Phison E21T controller and would work great in a Playstation 5 or desktop PC. And thanks to the DRAM-less controller and 176-layer TLC flash, the SSD is also power efficient enough to work great with laptops. The UD90 SSD’s form factor is the common 22x80mm (2280) M.2. It’s PCIe 4.0 x4, though its DRAM-less host memory buffer (HMB) architecture uses your system memory for primary caching duties.

The Silicon Power UD90 SSD comes in three capacities of 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB. Silicon Power launched with just the 1TB SKU in the US, and the smaller SKUs are for other regions and markets for now. The UD90 NVMe SSD drive reaches peak performance at 1TB, and that capacity tends to be the “sweet spot” for mid-range drives like this. The 1TB SSD drive reaches 4.8/4.2 GBps for sequential read and write and 570K/600K IOPS for random read and write, both respectively.

All capacities are warrantied for five years, but they carry relatively low TBW (terabytes that may be written) ratings of 200TBW (250GB), 300TBW (500GB), and 600TBW (1TB). That’s still a lot of data, in fact, it’s more than most users will write in even 10 years.

Backed with an SSD toolbox and decent support, the Silicon Power UD90 NVMe SSD manages to exceed expectations. Improvements to controller design and flash have allowed the manufacturer to offer an efficient, powerful drive at a reasonable price point. The Silicon Power UD90 is a budget-friendly SSD, which performance is more than enough for the average user.

But like all SSD, the Silicon Power UD90 NVMe SSD is vulnerable to some defects, including abrupt power loss, magnetic fields and electric charges. Also, all SSDs have a limited number of write cycles, so the ability to write to them will eventually wear out, leading to potential data loss. Then their owners will need to contact a professional data recovery services provider to get their irreplaceable data back.

ACE Data Recovery team develops its own in-house proprietary hardware and software specifically to recover SSD drives and leads all competitors. ACEs are ready to help the Silicon Power UD90 NVMe SSD owners with their data recovery needs.