Silicon Power said on Tuesday said that it has added a new model to its line of 7-mm 2.5-inch Slim Series of SSDs. Called the Slim S50, it supposedly packs an all new controller that is "unlike any other solution in the market". Coupled with the latest firmware and advanced controller circuit design, the company said the SSD enables stable IOPS performance under an extended period.
The specifications provided by Silicon Power don't really offer any insight into the controller aspect, only that the SSD provides read speeds up to 530 MB/s and (seemingly slow) write speeds up to 200 MB/s via a SATA 3 (6 Gb/s) connection. The drive has been implemented with ECC technology to guarantee reliable data transmissions, and support for both TRIM and Garbage Collection technology.
"The SP S50 is more reliable and durable than tradition hard drives," the company said. "Weighing only 63 grams with a mere 7-mm thickness, the S50 is one of the lightest of its kind and is the ideal solution for users looking to upgrade their ultra slim notebook and desktop."
Silicon Power said the SSD is NCQ and RAID ready, and features a built-in SMART monitoring system. The drive itself measures 100- x 69.85- x 85-mm, and comes in four capacities: 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB. It's also backed by a three-year warranty, and is also both anti-vibration (20G) and shockproof (1500G Max), the company said.
So far the drive hasn't shown up on Silicon Power's list of retailers (Amazon, Newegg etc), so stay tuned for pricing and availability.