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Silicon Power SSD Slim S60 Upgrade Kit 2.5
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Bought and sold over 100 of these at roughly $50 each. Not one has been DOA or died. On that note, I trust them and sell them proudly.

450MB/s read

Cons: only 150MB write speeds for the 120, dbl for the 240 and then 450 for the 480GB.
This is kind of negligible for all but the higher end systems.

Other Thoughts: I mostly use these in anything with an i3 or i5 or similar performance systems. In particular if they only have Sata II ports as the read write caps out at about 300MB/s so this maxes out the read and is still very good on the write. They have been compatible with everything that I have attempted to use them with and that is quite a bit, Ive used them in several test scenarios and RAID types too. Because of their performance/dollar I buy them regularly and have only been buying the more high end Samsungs in systems that can utilize the extra push. However, if I don't plan to use the RAPID mode, the 480GB is the one to pick.
I have been very surprised at their reliability. Not a single DOA? the day one happens I promise I wont be mad, though I hope it to be DOA and not fail.
With that in consideration, I have used a lot of these to make temporary disk copies of different hard drives, where they are writing roughly 50GB of data at a time on the regular, changing partitions, formatting schemes and disk types. They are simply solid and I highly recommend them.

ASUS K550CA-DH31T Notebook Intel Core i3 3217U (1.80GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD  DVDRW  HDMI  Webcam  Intel HD Graphics 4000 15.6
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: i3, 4GB RAM, Touch Screen, like new, Windows 8, all for under 300.
Good battery life.
Really great deal for just about anyone at $300. SSD upgrade makes most tasks pretty snappy.

Cons: the i3 is not upgradeable, but it is still a good computer.

Other Thoughts: I added an SSD which makes day to day things and boot up times much faster, but when it comes to processing, it is pretty slow. The Windows 8 to 8.1 upgrade took a long time, I left it and returned several times. Other updates also take a long time to process. That is the downside of the u series 17 watt cpu's. Otherwise it is a good machine and the SSD does add to it. I have resold several of these in my store and my customers have been quite happy with all the features.

Silicon Power S60 3K P/E Cycle Toggle MLC 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: The price keeps dropping!
essentially 300/450 MBps read/write
Super reliable, over 100 SP SSD's sold (mostly 120GB's) and not a single failure throughout all of 2015, nor a single DOA or any need for a return or for support.

Cons: not as fast as others on the write, but that is it.

Other Thoughts: I have purchased so many Silicon Drives for my customers I should be a reseller. They are great, reliable, fast drives and work well in both newer and older systems.
At sub $75 however, this price beats all others and there is no comparison.
Generally I have purchased 120GB SP drives and Sam 250GB drives, but now I offer both the Sam 250 and the SP 240GB, just at slightly different prices. It doesn't have the extra features of the Samsung, but that stuff is for people like me. For most people, SP are my drives of choice because they are very budget friendly.

In addition, because SATA 2 essentially caps at 300/300 MBps read/write, SP drives are the best choice on almost any scale. I always use them on older systems with decent CPU's.

Just an FYI, you will not notice the difference a SSD gives if you have a super weak CPU. The better the CPU, the bigger the speed gain is.


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Display Name: Waters H.

Date Joined: 03/13/05


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