Silicon Power offers new Slim series 7 mm 2.5” SSD ultra slim notebook, built-in a slim and stylish enclosure, features 6Gbps SATA III interface (backwards compatible with SATA II 3Gbps), presented in a chic aluminum metal body, its impressive transfer rates (550MB/s max. read speed / 500MB/s max. write speed) make it the ideal SSD upgrade solution. Powered by the latest SandForce technology, SP Slim series can significantly reduce boot time, quickly load applications and provide higher reliability and durability over traditional hard drive. Slim S70 is also more durable and reliable as it can endure more write cycles for longer life span. The Slim series is now available in 60GB, 120GB, 240GB and 480GB and is backed by a three year warranty.
Presenting: Silicon Power 2.5” SATA III SSD Slim S60
SP 2.5” SATA III SSD Slim S60 and Installation Guide
SP 2.5” SATA III SSD Slim S60 with 4 screws for mount installation
SSD Slim S60: built in aluminum metal body, black color, smooth and well-made form factor.
Weighing only 63 grams (or 2.22 oz) (or 0.14 lbs), very lightweight
SP SATA III SSD Slim S60 has 4 mount holes in the sides, so you can mount it into the 3.5” SSD Bracket or in an Enclosure.
SSD Slim S60 connectors: Power Slot Connector and SATA III Connector
SSD Slim S60 Bottom part: with 4 mount holes for mount usage.
4 screws and no more other accessories?
On our previous review on Plextor M6 PRO 2.5” SATA III SSD, it has added accessories such as 3.5” SSD Bracket and SATA cable, so you can install and use it on your PC/Computer. While SP 2.5” SATA III SSD Slim S60 will leave you with 4 screws to mount it on ultrabook/slim notebook. Considering you can buy third party 3.5” SSD Bracket in some local/online stores, and the SP SATA III SSD Slim S60 comes with a reasonable price, it’s a compromise that can be dealt with.
Silicon Power 2.5-inch SATA III SSD Slim S60 Features:
(How to): Upgrading your Notebook from HDD to SSD
SSD Slim S60 Specs and Benchmarks:
Plextor M6 PRO 2.5-inch SATA SSD and SP 2.5-inch SATA III SSD Slim S60 – Comparison Specs Sheet:
Judging from the comparison specs sheet, the both have superb sequential read and write speed. Plextor M6 PRO has 256GB capacity which is larger by 16GB versus SP SSD Slim S60 which has only 240GB. Meanwhile, the SP SSD Slim S60 has the higher sequential read speed by 5 MB/s and higher sequential write speed by 10 MB/s. In read world scenario, if we deal small amount of data to transfer files, you won’t see the actual difference. But in larger bulk of data, that would be the scenario where you can see the 5MB/s of read and 10MB/s of write comes into play. As price is concern, SP SSD Slim S60 is cheaper compared to Plextor M6 PRO. But then again, Plextor M6 PRO has add-ons and software that you can really use for, which goes to the price differences between the two competitive SSD’s.
VERDICT: Excellent data transfer rate (in read and write sequential speed), Excellent Warranty in an affordable and reasonable price. Rating: 9/10
SP 2.5-inch SATA III SSD Slim S60prices via Amazon online store. As of October 06, 2014.
Capacity: 120GB – $64.99 = (estimated/approx. PH price: Php 2,918.70)
Capacity: 240GB – $99.99 = (estimated/approx. PH price: Php 4,490.55)
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