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September 7, 2013

Silicon Power V70 120GB SSD Review

Silicon Power Computer & Communications Inc., founded in 2003 by a group of enthusiastic specialists in International Business, Global Marketing, and Technical Engineering of flash data storage industry. Well dedicated in brand image and product quality, Silicon Power has been recognized and well accepted by millions of end-users in more than 100 countries, becomes the world’s leading manufacturer of flash memory cards, USB flash drives, card readers, DRAM modules, solid state disks, and portable hard drives in less than a decade. Headquartered in Taipei, we continuously established various branches throughout the world including Netherlands, Japan, Russia, Mainland China and other emerging market to reach the worldwide market.

 

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About the Product

 

Today , we are going to review another SSD , which is Silicon Power V70 120GB SSD . This is one the best SSD from the SSD lineup of Silicon Power .With the powerful combination of new built-in Toggle/ Synchronous flash, advanced controller and firmware, V70 offers a better performance boost and a more stabile environment. Velox V70 can greatly change your SSD experience and is ideal for video & audio editing, gaming and multiple tasking.Apart from the accelerated transferring rate, V70 is also a more durable and reliable storage device. It is able to endure more write cycles and significantly expands the life-span of your SSD

 

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General Specifications and Features

 

The General Specifications and Features of this SSD are following ,

 

  • Capacity: 60GB/120GB/240GB/480GB
  • Dimensions: 100mm x 69.85mm x 9.4mm
  • Weight: 64g – 77g
  • Complimentary 3.5″ Adapter Bracket
  • Vibration Resistance Test: 20G
  • Shock Resistance Test: 1500G Max

 

 and the features are ,

 

  • SATA III 6Gbps backwards compatible with SATA II 3Gbps
  • Random 4K write speed up to 86000 IOPS
  • Toggle/ Synchronous flash built-in
  • Supports TRIM command and Garbage Collection technology
  • NCQ and RAID ready
  • Equipped with DureWriteTM and wear leveling, to extend endurance
  • Implemented with ECC technology to guarantee data transmission reliability
  • Built-in with SMART monitoring system
  • Low power consumption
  • Shockproof & Anti-Vibration
  • Noiseless operation, no latency delay and no seek error
  • 3 year warranty

 

Packaging and Unboxing

 

V70 comes in medium sized black box , with a picture of SSD printed on the front side . On the top the right side , you can see that the model along with the capacity of the SSD is mentioned . On the bottom right below the picture , some of the features are mentioned which include shock proof , silent and power saving drive .

 

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At the back of the box , transfer speed of this SSD are mentioned .. but we will test this SSD to find the real time readings . Again some of the features are mentioned on the backside as well

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Once you open the packaging you would find the following items

-Silicon Power V70 120GB SSD

-3.5″ to 2.5″ bracket/tray

-Screws for  mounting

-Installation Manual

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Below is the picture of the Silicon Power V70 120GB SSD  … Lets head to the closer look section where we can see the SSD in detail .

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A closer look at the SSD

 

V70 has brushed top aluminium surface with a shining coating to add some distinct feature in the SSD  . You can see that on the top left side , there is a Silicon Power Logo printed along with the SSD V70 Model … On  the bottom right side , the capacity of the SSD is mentioned . Note that the SSD in manufactured in Taiwan

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At the back , you can see that V70 has standard SATA Power and SATA Data Cable Connectors.

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In the below picture , you can clearly see that how Silicon Power has done a great job on the appearance of the SSD .. The Texture looks amazing in the below picture and this really provides a grace to the SSD  .

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Also one thing to notice that this SSD , is few millimeters thinner than other SSD’s  like ADATA XPG or OCZ Vertex 4 .

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Testing and Benchmarks

 

The rig we will  be using to test this SSD has following components installed ,

  • Intel Corei5 3570K  3.4GHz
  • MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming Motherboard
  • ADATA XPG 16GB 2400MHz RAM
  • Silicon Power V70 120GB SSD

 

The benchmarks software we used for testing are ,

 

  • AS SSD
  • CrystalDisk Mark
  • AIDA64 Disk Read Suite
  • ATTO

 

The pictures of results of the benchmarks are below ,

 

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In the End ( Verdict/Conclusion )

 

First of all , We have to say that Silicon Power is one of the notable companies in the IT industry to make computer memories , memory cards and SSD’s. The V70 is one of the high end drives from silicon power’s SSD lineup .From packaging to the testing the , they have done a great job with v70 .

First of all the packaging was great , you don’t see many companies providing the SSD tray nowadays , but it is useful for those who are still using old casing which do not support 2.5″ drives. So 1 point for packaging .

Next , the appearance of the SSD … they have done a pretty good job with the appearance of the SSD . The brushed aluminium surface with the golden color texture looks amazing. The thinner design also feels very great . The SSD is very light in weight as well .

And Last but not least , the Speed of the SSD . We tested the SSD via many softwares and found that this SSD is able to compete with other rival SSD’s . You can clearly see in the benchmarks that the READ speed are around 540MB/s and the write speed are somewhat close to the 300MB/s which are pretty good but not best. But according to us , we think that this is the problem caused by the architecture of the testing method used by CrystalMark Disk and other softwares … So no need to worry as it will perform swiftly in real time environment .

 

We are gratified to announce that V70 120GB SSD from Silicon-Power receives Extreme Buy Award at TechTipsnReview for Amazing Design , Top Notch Quality of the SSD , Brilliant Benchmark Results and Price to Performance Ratio .

 

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