Silicon Power has recently unveiled their first SATA III Solid State (SSD) called the V30. This is from their Velox Series of SSDs which also feature the V20 SSD. The V30 while featuring SATA III 6 Gbps interface, remains backwards compatible with the SATA II interface. This high performance drive is targeted at computer gamers and professional computer users alike.

Silicon Power's first SATA 6GB/s SSD

Silicon Power's first SATA 6GB/s SSD

Silicon Power V30 SSD uses a SandForce controller chip. The company claims that this feature enables the drive to reach a top read speed of 550 MB/s and top write speed of 500 MB/s. It also supports TRIM command and Garbage Collection technology, resolving the issue of decreased efficiency in SSDs used for long periods of time.

The V30 SSD employs multiple techniques to strengthen the product's stability and durability. These include: DuraWrite and wear leveling, which extends the endurance of MLC memory providing at least 5 year lifecycles with 3-5K cycle MLC flash; Implementation of ECC (Error Checking & Correction) technology then ensures reliability of data transmission; and built-in SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis & Reporting Technology) enables consumers to check on the product's operating status at any time.

Features of the Silicon Power V30 are:

  • SATA III 6Gbps backwards compatible with SATA II 3Gbps
  • Super-high transfer rate: 550MB/s max. read speed, 500MB/s max. write speed
  • Supports TRIM command and Garbage Collection technology
  • Equipped with DureWrite and wear leveling, to extend endurance
  • Implement with ECC technology to guarantee data transmission reliability
  • Built-in with SMART monitoring system
  • Low power consumption
  • Shock and Vibration-proof
  • Noiseless operation, no latency delay and no seek error

The Silicon Power V30 is available in the capacities of 60GB, 120GB, 240GB and 420GB. All these drives measure the same at 100mm x 69.85mm x 9.4mm and have an approximate weight of 70g. These SSDs come with a warranty of up to three years and it is priced at Rs. 6,730 for the 60GB version and Rs. 10,240 for the 120GB variant. For more information on the Silicon Power V30 click here.

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