Model: Silicon Power Velox Series V30 120GB 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).

The latest addition to Silicon Power's Velox Series of solid state drives is the V30. Available in capacities ranging from 60GB up to 480GB, the V30 is powered by SandForce's SF-2281 processor and features a SATA 6GB/s interface, native TRIM support and DuraWrite technology. Silicon Power's new SSD also uses MLC NAND flash to deliver up to 550MB/s read and 520MB/s write speeds as well as a maximum of 85,000 4KB random write IOPS. To top it all off, the V30 ships with an adapter for use in both notebook and desktop PCs and is covered by a three-year warranty.

   Silicon Power Velox Series V30 120GB Solid State Drive
General Specifications
Part Number SP120GBSSDV30S25
Capacity 120GB
Flash Type 25nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC)
Controller SandForce SF-2281
Form Factor 2.5-inch
Interface SATA III 6Gb/s

Sequential Read 550 MB/s Max
Sequential Write 510 MB/s Max
Maximum 4K Random Write 85,000 IOPS (330 MB/s)

MTBF 2 million hours

Shock 1500G
Vibration 20G peak

Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions 100 x 69.85 x 9.4 mm
Weight 70g

Other Features
Supports TRIM command and Garbage Collection technology
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
Includes 3.5" desktop adapter bracket
Three year warranty

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the V30 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 V30 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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