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Silicon Power Velox Series V30 120GB Solid State Drive Review - The Silicon Power V30 120GB SSD

Better late than never, Silicon Power launches their first SATA III SSD. But can this SandForce SF-2281 drive offer up anything to really stand out?

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Oct 17, 2011 2:14 pm
TweakTown Rating: 86%      Manufacturer: Silicon Power

The Silicon Power V30 120GB SSD

 

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There isn't anything particularly flashy about the V30 on the outside. The front label shows the capacity and reminds us that this is a SATA III drive.

 

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There isn't a label on the back, but the four mounting points are there and where they should be.

 

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The side mounting points are also where they should be.

 

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On the back side where the SATA power and data connectors are we see that the connectors are offset where they should be. You won't have any problems installing this drive in your notebook or desktop with the included bracket.

 

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Inside we found a SandForce SF-2281 controller and premium 25nm synchronous flash from Intel.

 

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The V30 uses sixteen flash chips total, eight on each side.

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