Silicon Power announced the Velox Series V30, which is targeting gamers and enthusiasts in need of high-performance storage.
Silicon Power's new solid state drive series will comprise four models that span in capacity between 60GB and 480GB, and all of these will use the 2.5-inch form factor that is standard for most notebooks. At the heart of the drives stands the second-generation SandForce SF-2281 controller which features native SATA 6Gbps support as well as eight memory channels that are to be connected to NAND Flash chips. Silicon Power doesn't say anything about the type of NAND these drives use, but it does provide us with a series of details regarding the sequential performance of its Velox Series V30 SSDs.
According to this information, all the units that include between 60GB and 240GB of storage space have their maximum sequential read performance set at 550MB/s, while sequential write speeds vary from 500MB/s to 520MB/s. In the case of the 480GB drive things are a tad more complicated as both sequential read and write speeds are set bellow those of the smaller drives, at 540MB/s and 460MB/s, respectively. Maximum 4K random write performance is estimated at 40,000 IOPS for the 480GB SSD, while the remaining drives provide 80K or 85K IOPS.
Unfortunately, Silicon Power refrained itself from providing any information regarding the release date and price of the Velox Series V30 SSDs.