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Silicon Power 512GB SSD 3D NAND A55 SLC Cache Performance Boost SATA III 2.5" 7mm R/W up to 560/530MB $79 Delivered @ Amazon AU


Silicon Power 512GB SSD 3D NAND A55 SLC Cache Performance Boost SATA III 2.5" 7mm R/W up to 560/530MB/s

3D NAND flash are applied to deliver high transfer speeds. Read: 560Mpbs Write: 530Mpbs
Remarkable transfer speeds that enable faster bootup and improved overall system performance. The advanced SLC Cache Technology allows performance boost and longer lifespan.
7mm slim design suitable for Ultrabooks and Ultra-slim notebooks.
Supports TRIM command, Garbage Collection technology, RAID, and ECC (Error Checking & Correction) to provide the optimized performance and enhanced reliability.

3-year warranty.

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  • Your product description:

    Silicon Power 512GB SSD 3D NAND A55 SLC SATA

    FYI the SLC refers to the cache memory, while the rest of the drive is TLC NAND. That's kinda like marketing a chocolate mudcake where the only chocolate you'll find is in the frosting and the cake sponge has none.

    Lame anology aside, I think the tech savvy would prefer if you guys called it 'Silicon Power 512GB SSD with SLC Cache / TLC NAND' or something along those lines.

  • I am not sure what the deal is here. This is the price they always are. Get us some discount codes and we can call it a deal! Hell I'll even buy a couple.

  • Come back when its $100/tb.

  • $145 for the 1TB version. That's pretty good right?

  • guys please upgrade your motherboard and use PCIE protocla, M2 interfaced NVME SSD, that will be similar price and 5 ~ 7 times faster


    Make sure you are getting the PCIE protocla, M2 interfaced NVME SSD.
    Not the SSD protocal, M2 interfaced SSD, whch will be slow.

    • Nah, in general day to day use, there is no chance NVMe SSD is 5-7 times faster. I've done tests myself. Samsung 970 Pro (NVMe) vs Samsung 840 Pro (SATA3, not even the latest gen). Windows 10 bootup is roughly the same. App loading is roughly the same.

      Sure, if all you care about is the chart on Crystal DiskMark (and you care most about the mostly meaningless sequential read/write), then you can trick your brain to think NVMe is 5-7 times faster. The random read/write does not improve much. Gaming, it is quite silly to use NVMe ($/Gb is just not worth it). NVMe for most people is mainly for bragging. People who really know their stuff (like Buildzoid) know NVMe is overkill for most people - Buildzoid has ZERO NVMe SSDs. Duplicating files on NVMe or copying files between NVMe SSDs just to trick your brain is a waste of time, rather than actually taking advantage of NVMe.

      • That's because 95% of the daily tasks or your tasks does not put stress on the storage speed,
        I'd say you can not tell the speed difference most of the time.
        But the speed potential has been increased, especially if you are doing content creation,
        it is still fast there, it is still similar price, and future proof
        I don't care what Buildzoid does, he sure knows a lot of things, but he doesn't know everything

        • Who here does things SlowMo Guys do? Content creation - please, give me a break. The biggest issue is that to really benefit from NVMe for content creation, you need faster external I/O than USB 3.1 gen 2. Furthermore, you will probably need SATA3 SSDs in RAID as well - because you really need large data to really benefit from NVMe.

          NVMe is much better suited for server type usage (where you have multiple people accessing data on it concurrently, with high queue depth. Honestly, if you are not using NVMe for server usage and your content creation setup does NOT have Thunderbolt 3 in/out and you don't have Threadripper or 12/16 cores CPU + 12GB or higher graphics card, you are just buying NVMe to feel good / brag.

          P.S. Buildzoid is a content creator.

          • @netsurfer: I agree, however Nvme and M2 ssds has a slight advantage due to the ease of installation. Just slot it in and screw and you are ready to go. That’s my take on it. If you can find an m2 for pretty much the same as a SATA3 or $5-$10 more, get the m2. Speed wise, you aren’t gonna feel the difference unless content creation or some crazy workload you are doing.

            • @BashB0ss: Not always easier to install. There can be some issues:

              • If the m.2 is the size where the motherboard default to, then it is less work (otherwise you need to move the bottom pole screw).
              • On some mATX boards, the m.2 slot could be next to the second PCIe slot from the CPU so if you were to install a GPU which takes 2 slots (pretty common nowadays), you really need to install the m.2 before the GPU (and I question the clearance available if I want to put a heat sink on top of that m.2).
              • One of my secondary m.2 slots is next to a PCIe 1x slot, and again, I did have to plan it so I install the m.2 first BEFORE putting the PCIe 1x Wifi6 card in there first.
              • So in both of those situations, if I were to replace either m.2, I would need to remove the graphics card or the PCIe 1x card.
              • Nowadays, a lot of cases have SATA SSD trays (with screw-less setup). Just slot it onto the special bracket adapter, push it in and it is ready. Yes, connect the SATA port and power connector does need a bit of care though newer cases make life easier. My cheapy $45 case has SSD and HDD trays.

              m.2 is a bad form factor to be honest. Small, chips are exposed (most do have a heat spreader sticker). Most m.2 have thermal throttle protection (and that does reduce the speed a bit). m.2 is a compromised form factor, and it is understandable for laptops. For pure performance, PCIe NVMe is a better form factor.

              • @netsurfer: Yeah I know what you mean, but overall it’s cleaner and easier to plug in. Like you don’t need power and data cable hence making a solution that’s just to plug the m2 in makes cleaner setups and easy to use. It all depends on the motherboard but that’s another topic. Speed wise, no consumer is gonna feel a huge impact from SATA towards m2 or Nvme

  • I thought it is a SLC SATA drive for a second.
    For this price I would prefer Samsung 860 evo

    • Had very bad experience with Samsung 840 evo & 850 evo.
      Speed drops, bad sectors etc., 840 died with out any warning and 850 evo speed dropped dramatically and got lot of bad sectors.
      What's more, when I tried to migrate the data by doing sector to sector copy, the speed eventually dropped to 40~60MB/s.
      I could not believe my eyes as even a hdd can do much better than that. I did exactly the same thing on notebook hdds, the worse case was around 80 MB/s.

      And I just migrated my around 6 y.o. Toshiba Q Serials Pro 256G ssd hours ago, it can still deliver 150+MB/s at slowest time.

  • What a deal! I have a few Mac monopoly $20 off for $79 spend vouchers, which brings this to $59!!