Silicon Power Intros Two New SATA 3 SSDs

Silicon Power expands its lineup of SATA 3 SSDs with the addition of the 9-mm Velox V55 and the 7-mm Slim S55 2.5-inch SSDs. The company claims that both offer incredible performance at an affordable price, the former best suited for desktops and larger laptops and the latter "Slim" model ideal for Ultrabooks and ultra-slim notebooks.

"Dedicated to providing high quality products for the budget minded consumers, SP is proud to present V55 and S55," the company said. "[They] are ideal for computer enthusiasts, gamers and multitaskers wishing to take their computing experience to a new level; they can boot a computer in seconds and load applications in a much shorter time."

The Velox V55 arrives in 60 GB, 120 GB and 240 GB capacities, connecting via a SATA 3 (6 Gb/s) interface. Performance ranges depending on the benchmark, but the max read speed ranges between 510 MB/s and 550 MB/s, and the max write speed ranges between 440 MB/s and 470 MB/s. Features include a built-in SMART monitoring system, support for TRIM and Garbage Collection, NCQ and RAID support, and more.

The Slim S55 is offered in 60 GB, 120 GB and 240 GB capacities. Again, depending on the benchmark, the  max read speed ranges between 510 MB/s and 550 MB/s, and the max write speed ranges between 440 MB/s and 470 MB/s. The features are identical to the Velox V55 model, only this SSD is thinner and lighter, weighing just 74g compared to the Velox's weight of 79g.

Both SSDs are offered in black and sport a sleek aluminum case. The company didn't provide pricing and availability, but Amazon is currently selling the Velox V60 120 GB model for $130 and the 240 GB model for $240. The Slim S60 SSD is also on sale at Amazon for $145 for the 120 GB model and $170 for the 240 GB model. The V55 and S55 SSDs should appear soon.

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