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Silicon Power Velox Series V30 120GB Solid State Drive Review - Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance

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

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We would like to thank the following companies for supplying and supporting us with our test system hardware and equipment: AVADirect, GIGABYTE, Cooler Master, LSI, Corsair and Noctua.

 

You can read more about TweakTown's Storage Product Testing Workstation and the procedures followed to test products in this article.

 

In order to get the most performance out of your Silicon Power V30, or for that matter any other SATA III SSD, you need a motherboard with native SATA III built into the chipset. At this time your best performance will come from P67 and Z68 motherboards. I'm currently using a GIGABYTE P67 and am very impressed with its performance.

 

 

ATTO Baseline Performance

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.34

 

ATTO is used by many disk manufacturers to determine the read and write speeds that will be presented to customers.

 

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In ATTO we surpassed Silicon Power's own performance claims. We recorded nearly 558MB/s read and 517MB/s write speeds. Things are starting off very well for the V30.

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