On Wednesday Silicon Power introduced the newest member of its SSD portfolio, the SP Velox V50. The company claims it sports "the latest controller technology" so your desktop or laptop feels brand new after replacing that tired, clunky mechanical hard drive. The Velox V50 is available now in 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB capacities at participating online retailers.
This new 2.5-inch SSD connects via a SATA 3 (6 Gb/s) interface, providing read speeds up to 530 MB/s and a surprisingly low 200 MB/s maximum write speed. But the company is seemingly banking on a combination of firmware and a unique, advanced controller circuit design that will allow the SSD to maintain long-standing IOPS performance under extended periods.
On the specs front, the new SSD supports TRIM command and Garbage Collection technology. It's also NCQ and RAID ready, and uses ECC technology to guarantee data transmission reliability. Other features include a built-in SMART monitoring system, low power consumption (which is especially important in laptops), and no HDD annoyances like seek errors, latency delays and platter-based noise.
The overall dimensions of the new Velox V50 are 3.93 x 2.75 x 0.374-inches, and it weighs roughly 0.138 pounds. It has a vibration resistance test score of 20G and a shock resistance test score of 1500G maximum. It's offered in Iron Grey only, and arrives with a three-year warranty.
For more information about Silicon Power's new Velox V50 SSD, head here. Online retailers that will carry this drive include Amazon, Newegg, Adorama, Micro Center, PC Connection and Frys. So far the Velox V50 isn't appearing on the listed vendors, but Amazon is currently listing a number of other Silicon Power alternatives.