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Silicon Power S70 120GB MLC 2.5 7mm SATA III 6Gb-s Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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Silicon Power S70 120GB MLC 2.5" 7mm SATA III 6Gb/s Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 382 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.6
Returned or considering to return: 0.8%

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Individual Feature Rating
Read5.0   exceptional
Warranty5.0   exceptional
Installation4.7   above average
Speed4.6   average
Quality4.5   average
Price4.4   average
Boot4.3   above average
Power4.3   above average
Windows3.8   average
Write3.3   below average
Firmware1.0   mediocre


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Boot

Boot:
"I have an HP Elitebook 2540P that came with a 5400 rpm 1.8 drive... even after reinstalling windows 7, boot times were horrible."
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"I wish I could update the firmware at least because I have had a few BSOD using this sandforce controlled drive as boot drive in AMD 990fx board which had no problem running phison or marvell controllers."
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"Great boot time and enough space for an OS and some applications."
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"The drive has performed well throughout the two week period, my pc boots up extremely quickly and also seems to run cooler."
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"For the moderate size of 240GB (223GB actual), the Silicon Power S70 240GB 2.5-Inch SATA Flash Solid State Drive has offered me faster boot times and more reliable storage."
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"Boot time is impressive."
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"Runs very fast and smooth :) windows boots up in 30 seconds and can be in windows in another 10 to 20 Overall I am very pleased with it, I would buy another sometime later"
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Firmware

Firmware:
"Fast and loved it until it failed within 1 month - tried to update firmware from SP website, but [Phison] software could not recognize drive saying it was too old or outdated."
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"Downloaded the SPCC Field Updater from the Silicon Power site and was not able to update the firmware because the updater program stops responding at scan device."
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"-The LSI firmware updater is a little confusing, and the instructions are missing a few steps, including how to select your appropriate firmware from the list (which is apparently done by comparing the last sequence of digits in your device's signature with the first digit sequence in the firmware folder, see photo).Note: there has been some discussion about the P E being 3k or 5k in other reviews, but I haven't seen any claims for either on Amazon or the packaging, nor did I even know what this was before looking at the Silicon Power (this metric is also not discussed on Samsung's EVO listings on Amazon)."
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"My Intel 320 was bricked once due to faulty firmware, so firmware updates are always a priority for me."
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"The only problem is that there isn't a .vic file name that starts with 29582.Since the drive is reporting 582ABBF0 as its firmware number, I'm not too worried as that seems to match the firmware number in all of those files, and that's the most recent, and the only, f w available today."
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Installation

Installation:
"Very good for the price and no hiccups at all with installation."
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"Excellent item, easy installation, good performance."
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"Easy installation, good performance."
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"I would recommend this to people who are knowledgable at installing and migrating data from one disk to another."
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"fast, noiseless, fair price, easy installation."
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"Installing this drive was very easy to do on my computer."
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Power

Power:
"Silicon Power isn't as well known as other brands, but their quality is awesome."
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"The hard drive on my laptop keeps reporting that it is about to fail ' so this little Silicon Power SolidState 2.5 240GB hard drive came along just at the right time!"
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"Downloaded the SPCC Field Updater from the Silicon Power site and was not able to update the firmware because the updater program stops responding at scan device."
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"My 2nd Silicon Power product and have no complaints"
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"I chose Silicon Power because it was a good value compared to some of the premium names."
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"I did not know who Silicon Power was but the specs were very good and the warranty of 5 years indicated confidence by the manufacturer."
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"Can't go wrong with silicon power!"
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"The Silicone Power S70 is a good solid offering from Silicone Power and is available in a variety of capacities."
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Price

Price:
"Granted, I hate to wait a week for it to come back into stock when I was looking for a cheap drive to replace my failing laptop drive, but it was well worth the wait."
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"Works as expeted been using it for 3 months no problem it fast and cheap well been 7 months and i have had no issues just."
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"SSD's are going down in price, but a upgrading to a 500 GB or 1 TB is still a bit outside my price range, so this is a great compromise between size and price."
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"However, the benchmark tests show that my SSD (bought at Amazon for attractive price of ~50 $) has much worst results than shown in the S70's reviews."
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"Very good for the price and no hiccups at all with installation."
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"works great and love the price"
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"Great Price!"
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"For the low price i paid, it's quite good, if you only have the money for this you can buy it whitout worries."
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"At the time of purchase, it as a little over $50 which was a great price at that time."
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Quality

Quality:
"Silicon Power isn't as well known as other brands, but their quality is awesome."
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"I plan on buying many more things from them in the future, they are the best quality for the price."
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"Pros: Affordable, slim, FAST driveCons: None found so farI was really surprised to see such a good quality product from a manufacturer I hadn't heard of before."
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"Was pleasantly surprised by overall quality and performance."
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"The name is going to be big if quality and price remains this good."
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"if you want the best quality, definately opt for the samsung, they make the best ssd's i have used so far, and they get the best life."
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Read

Read:
"But unfortunately I did some benchmark and it does not perform as it says, I use CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3b & User BenchMark and both showed me a Read 470 Mb s - Write ~180 Mb s. Over all it is a nice SSD and for the cost its delivers a good reliable performance."
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"I achieved 530 MB s Read and 462 MB s Write, great stuff."
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"Great Price and really good read write speeds."
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"I would say that all of them are pretty much the same write read speeds, and the pricing when i bought them was okay except the silicon power one was pretty cheap along with the kingston."
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"Excellent product's specs with fast rates read and write and good shipping service."
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Speed

Speed:
"The performance is beyond my expectations since it brought my dead laptop alive."
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"Works as expeted been using it for 3 months no problem it fast and cheap well been 7 months and i have had no issues just."
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"But unfortunately I did some benchmark and it does not perform as it says, I use CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3b & User BenchMark and both showed me a Read 470 Mb s - Write ~180 Mb s. Over all it is a nice SSD and for the cost its delivers a good reliable performance."
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"The difference in speed is ridiculous."
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"Fast and loved it until it failed within 1 month - tried to update firmware from SP website, but [Phison] software could not recognize drive saying it was too old or outdated."
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"Whats not to love, its a really fast ssd with a super thin 7mm profile (can be installed anywhere) and one the best $ GB deals i have gotten to date."
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"Super fast and great buy at $50."
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"It doesn't have super speed, but it's a great PC speed-up if you have any kind of HDD."
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"Amazingly Fast compare to my 7200 rpm hard drive, only takes 11 sec to turn the system on."
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"Excellent item, easy installation, good performance."
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"Great Speed! "
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Warranty

Warranty:
"I love the 5 year warranty."
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"The price was great for the 120GB S70 and a 5 year warranty helped the decision."
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"Great product and the price and warranty can't be beat."
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"I did not know who Silicon Power was but the specs were very good and the warranty of 5 years indicated confidence by the manufacturer."
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"I'm pleased to see that it also has a 5 year warranty that I didn't realize before I bought it."
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Windows

Windows:
"It installed no problem and I reloaded Windows without a hitch."
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"I have an HP Elitebook 2540P that came with a 5400 rpm 1.8 drive... even after reinstalling windows 7, boot times were horrible."
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"For hours I haven't been able to install windows or even clone it."
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"I had no problem mounting this in either Windows or Linux."
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"Because the drive is so light, I felt comfortable mounting the drive with only two screws, but if I wanted a more professional or durable installation, I would have needed to use a mounting bracket for a 3.5 to 2.5 drive.2) When performing a clean install of Windows 7 from a USB drive, the setup was unable to initially format and write to drive displaying an error."
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"I thought the SSD drive had problem since I have done cloning with the above software before (Windows 7 or earlier)."
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"Windows 8.1 makes it easy to put all of your my documents my music etc."
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"I performed clone installs and also clean Windows 7 installs and the speed were excellent."
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"I copied over my windows 8 system to this drive and haven't had any problems with it."
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"I used Acronis True Image to help me format the drive to get Windows to see it as external storage, however windows disk management should likely work just as well."
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"I have also run various flavors of Linux (OpenSuse, Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, Kubuntu) besides Windows &, Windows XP without any problem."
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Write

Write:
"Because the drive is so light, I felt comfortable mounting the drive with only two screws, but if I wanted a more professional or durable installation, I would have needed to use a mounting bracket for a 3.5 to 2.5 drive.2) When performing a clean install of Windows 7 from a USB drive, the setup was unable to initially format and write to drive displaying an error."
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"Even if the drive will only last for 3k P E cycles (which is basically how many times you can write to the drive before it fails), Tweakdown."
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"Modern SSD drives can take a lot of punishment, so endurance shouldn't generally be a big issue for most users, but because time shifting HD programming with my HTPC DVR setup can potentially generate hundreds of gigs of writes a day, I could run into problems if the SSD endurance isn't up to spec."
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"Sequential and 512K random writes are the weak spots."
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"But unfortunately I did some benchmark and it does not perform as it says, I use CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3b & User BenchMark and both showed me a Read 470 Mb s - Write ~180 Mb s. Over all it is a nice SSD and for the cost its delivers a good reliable performance."
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"I achieved 530 MB s Read and 462 MB s Write, great stuff."
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"Great Price and really good read write speeds."
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"I would say that all of them are pretty much the same write read speeds, and the pricing when i bought them was okay except the silicon power one was pretty cheap along with the kingston."
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"Excellent product's specs with fast rates read and write and good shipping service."
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