This is the first Phison E12 we've tested with full user access to the flash. For gamers, this is a welcome configuration. You can install more applications, including games, and it lowers the cost per usable byte. For power users, having dedicated capacity in reserve is a blessing. Heavy write workloads like the clean cells just waiting for incoming data. The marketing materials show the addlink S70 can do both, but this drive is clearly setup for one workload.
For gamers, the addlink S70 is a strong SSD. It really doesn't take a lot to load game levels. A drive needs good read performance, a lot of capacity, and a low price given the average age of the target market. The 1TB S70 we tested today checks all of those boxes. The performance is above average for this category. The price is in the middle, and that's a good place for an established brand with an SSD optimized for a target market.
Addlink is not an established brand in the US, so we feel there should have been more to make this a stronger release. Don't get me wrong; the fundaments are there, this is complete consumer SSD, but it could use something to sweeten the deal to entice users to spend their month on the S70.
The Bottom Line
The 1TB Addlink S70 brings the fundimentals but falls short of being impressive. You just want the basic for gaming this is an option, but there are so many others available too.