Silicon Power Slim S60 240GB Solid State Drive Review

by - 3 years ago

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Final Thoughts


Pricing

At the time of writing, the Silicon Power Slim S60 240GB SSD can be had at NewEgg for $67.99Amazon UK for £59.30, or Geizhals from €74.89.

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Conclusion

The Silicon Power Slim S60 performed very good in our tests and easily reached the 550MB/s reading and 500MB/s writing in all the standard benchmarks such as ATTO, IOmeter, and CrystalDiskMark. It performed equally well with random 4K data where it scored up to 98K reading and 88K writing. A pretty good result considering the costs of the drive.

The drive in itself is built with a snap-together 2-piece enclosure without the need for screws. The 2/3rd length PCB is well-built and features quality controller and NAND. So it is no surprise that it did so well in the benchmarks. There aren’t many special features in this drive, but it does have all the basics such as Garbage Collection, TRIM, S.M.A.R.T., NCQ, and it’s also RAID ready. It also features error correction code to guarantee data transmission reliability.

The optional upgrade bundle with external drive enclosure for easy upgrading and to use later as a portable drive with the old drive you’re replacing is very convenient. It comes with included Echo3 cloning software for a minor extra fee.

Pros

  • Phison S10 controller
  • 19nm MLC NAND
  • Great performance
  • Fair pricing
  • Basic feature set

Cons

  • Slim form factor, but no DevSleep

“Silicon Power S60 performed remarkably great thanks to the use of a quality controller and NAND. It would be a great drive for both your operating system as well as a data drive.”

Thank You Silicon Power for providing us with this sample.

Article Index

  1. Introduction
  2. Testing & Methodology
  3. Aida64
  4. Anvil's Storage Utilities
  5. AS SSD
  6. ATTO
  7. CrystalDiskMark
  8. IOmeter
  9. Final Thoughts
  10. View All

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