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Silicon Power's 256 GB SSD Released

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This morning Silicon Power said that it plans to release a 256 GB version of its 2.5-inch SATA II SSD.

Building upon the original 128 GB version previously released, the new 256 GB 2.5-inch SATA II SSD (solid state disk) will not only feature a larger capacity, but read speeds of 165 MB/sec. and write speeds of 98MB/sec. Unfortunately, the drive utilizes a Jmicron JMF602 controller, which is terrible with SSDs, unless it ships with revision B of the same chip. We're waiting for confirmation from Silicon Power on which revision its drive uses.

According to the company:

"Customers can easily install the SSD in laptops, PCs or other devices that support SATA II SSD," said the company in a press release. "Silicon Power 2.5” SSD with SATA II or IDE interface is fully compatible with RoHS requirement, with capacities ranging from 8GB to 256GB."

Silicon Power did not specify a release date or price, but the 128 GB version costs around $360.00

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    eklipz330 , February 20, 2009 1:44 AM
    Title:"Silicon Power's 256 GB SSD Released"

    Quoted from article:"Silicon Power did not specify a release date or price, but the 128 GB version costs around $360.00"

    epic fail from tom's. this site needs writers that at least passed 1st grade english. past tense and present tense is the second thing you learn right after 1+1
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    Tindytim , February 20, 2009 7:31 AM
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    Silicon Power's 256 GB SSD Released

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    This morning Silicon Power said that it plans to release a 256 GB version of its 2.5-inch SATA II SSD.
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    cah027 , February 20, 2009 11:04 AM
    eklipz330Title:"Silicon Power's 256 GB SSD Released"Quoted from article:"Silicon Power did not specify a release date or price, but the 128 GB version costs around $360.00"epic fail from tom's. this site needs writers that at least passed 1st grade english. past tense and present tense is the second thing you learn right after 1+1


    Why so serious ?

    :) 
  • 0 Hide
    descendency , February 20, 2009 11:58 AM
    360 dollars for 128 gb SSD with terrible speeds and the Jmicron controller. . . yea, that's basically an epic failure.
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    zak_mckraken , February 20, 2009 12:59 PM
    Juste replace "released" with "announced" and the article will be fine.
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    christop , February 20, 2009 1:54 PM
    The price in way too much!!!
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    grieve , February 20, 2009 2:35 PM
    Headline:
    New stepping of Intel's I7 released.


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    Not really... im sure they will one day.
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    igot1forya , February 20, 2009 3:48 PM
    "epic fail from tom's. this site needs writers that at least passed 1st grade english. past tense and present tense is the second thing you learn right after 1+1


    LOL! Always start a sentence with a capital letter. Otherwise, you look like you never passed the first grade. :p 

    On another note; Toms is taking Jmicron to town on this whole controller design flaw. Jmicron = The Devil!
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    grieve , February 20, 2009 6:39 PM
    [citation[/quote]On another note; Toms is taking Jmicron to town on this whole controller design flaw. Jmicron = The Devil![/citation]

    No Doubt, This is good though... let everyone know!
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    JeanLuc , February 20, 2009 8:25 PM
    Toms really does need to do another SSD round up, there have loads of new drives that have come on to the market recently and OCZ has it's 3rd generation SDD (vertex series) coming out in the next couple of weeks.
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    zdzichu , February 22, 2009 5:51 PM
    Performance? Come on, how many IOPS this thing delivers?