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Silicon Power Slim S70 240GB SSD Review (Page 4)

By Chris Ramseyer from Nov 16, 2012 @ 11:14 CST
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Silicon Power

Silicon Power S70 240GB SSD

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Here we get our first look at the actual drive. Silicon Power used a nice brushed aluminum case for this series.

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The back is basic black and void of a data label. The bottom and side mounting points don't change even with the 7mm package.

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Here we see why the Slim is the Slim S70. Silicon Power needed a 7mm model to compete in the aftermarket Ultrabook space. Unlike the 5mm form factor that'll make an appearance next year, the 7mm z-height drives are backwards compatible with standard notebook drives that are 9.5mm tall.

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The SATA power and data connectors are the same with 7mm. One thing I do want to point out, Silicon Power's aluminum case is sturdy unlike some of the other 7mm products we've seen. The SATA data cable works smoothly in this drive while on some of the other 7mm drives it's difficult to remove the cable.

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Inside we found a LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller and it's paired with sixteen Intel 25nm synchronous flash chips. On Silicon Power's official webpage for the S70 we found a couple of statements that say Toggle/synchronous flash.

We're not sure if Silicon Power has two different designs with different flash under the same model name or if every drive ships with Intel ONFi flash.

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Here we see the other eight Intel flash chips.

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