84a Silicon Power Outs Velox V70 SSD

Silicon Power announced its newest line of performance-segment client SSDs, the Velox V70. The drives come in capacities as high as 480 GB, and are driven by SandForce SF-2281 controllers.

Silicon Power announced its newest line of performance-segment client SSDs, the Velox V70. The drives come in capacities as high as 480 GB, and are driven by SandForce SF-2281 controllers.

84a Silicon Power Outs Velox V70 SSD

The Velox V70 is a client SSD built in the 9.5 mm-thick 2.5-inch form-factor, with SATA 6 Gbps interface. The drive features a brushed aluminum body that's anodized to a golden color. The drive uses 25 nm synchronous toggle-NAND flash memory along with the SF-2281 controller. It is available in 60 GB, 120 GB, 240 GB, and 480 GB capacities.

All models in the series are rated with the same performance numbers – sequential speeds of up to 557 MB/s reads, up to 507 MB/s writes, and up to 86,000 IOPS 4K random write performance. The drives can tolerate shock of up to 1,500G.

The Velox V70 features nearly all SandForce-exclusives, such as DuraWrite (wear-leveling). Features such as TRIM (garbage collection), NCQ, ECC, AES-128 native encryption, come standard.

The drives are backed by 3-year warranties, and although Silicon Power did not release pricing, we expect it to be competitive.