Model: Silicon Power PC60 960GB Portable 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 spring, Silicon Power launched its latest portable SSD, the PC60. This on-the-go back-up storage solution fits snugly in the palm of a hand and comfortably slides into a pocket, thanks to its slim 11mm profile. The drive's shock-resistant design can also withstand minor drops and bumps and features a convenient keyhole that lets you attach it to a keychain or bag. On the inside, the PC60 is powered by Silicon Motion's SM2259XT controller and is available with up to 1.92TB of Micron's 96-layer 3D TLC NAND flash. To top it all off, it is equipped with a USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface that can transfer data at speeds up to 10Gbps.
The PC60 is available in 240GB, 480GB, 960GB and 1.92TB capacities. For this review, Silicon-Power sent us the 960GB version of the drive which is capable of delivering up to 540 MB/s sequential read and 500 MB/s sequential write speeds.
Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the PC60 has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a closer look at Silicon Power's latest portable SSD and then see how well it performs. Does the PC60 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.