Model: Silicon Power Slim S70 240GB Solid State Drive
Manufacturer: Silicon Power
Provided By: Silicon Power

Silicon Power is a relatively new name in the storage industry. Founded in 2003 by a group of professionals specializing in international business, global marketing and technical engineering, the company has already established itself as one of Taiwan's top manufacturers. With an eye for attractive and versatile design, Silicon Power has built its brand around the concept that its customers deserve products that represent who they are in life and mirror their personality. The end result is a variety of uniquely designed storage products including USB flash drives, memory cards and solid-state drives (SSD).

This fall, Silicon Power launched its new Slim series SSDs. Designed for the new generation of ultra slim notebooks, the S60 and S70 are only 7mm in height and weigh in at a mere 63g. The two drives are powered by LSI's SandForce SF-2281 processor and feature a SATA 6GB/s interface, native TRIM support and DuraWrite technology. From here though, the similarities end. Where the S60 is aimed at the cost conscious consumer, the S70 is equipped with synchronous NAND flash and an optimized firmware to deliver superior performance. The S70 is also more durable and reliable and can endure more write cycles than its sibling.

For this review, Silicon Power sent us the 240GB version of the Slim S70. This SSD is capable of delivering up to 557 MB/s sequential read and 507 MB/s sequential write speeds as well as a maximum of 86,000 4K random write IOPS.

   Silicon Power Slim S70 240GB Solid State Drive
General Specifications
Part Number SP240GBSS3S70S25
Capacity 240GB
Flash Type Synchronous MLC NAND
Controller SandForce SF-2281
Form Factor 2.5-inch
Interface SATA III 6Gb/s

Sequential Read 557 MB/s Max
Sequential Write 507 MB/s Max
Maximum 4K Random Write 86,000 IOPS

Shock 1500G
Vibration 20G peak

Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions 100 x 69.85 x 7 mm
Weight 63g

Other Features
Supports TRIM command and Garbage Collection technology
NCQ and RAID ready
Equipped with DuraWrite and wear leveling to extend endurance
Built-in SMART monitoring system
Low power consumption
Shock and vibration-proof
Noiseless operation, no latency delay and no seek error
Three year warranty

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the Slim S70 has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a closer look at Silicon Power's new SSD and then see how well it performs. Does the S70 have what it takes? Can it deliver the value and performance we've come to expect from Silicon Power? Keep reading as we find out.

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