Silicon Power E10 and M10 SSDs
Published: 26th February 2010 | Source: Silicon Power | Price: £TBC |
Firstly, my word is this a pain to get into. I'm not sure if they've welded the main board into the case but it sure feels like it. The daughter board with more of the Intel NAND chips on it easily slips off, but the main board wont budge at all. Naturally we don't mind a little gentle persuasion but there comes a point where something is going to break, and it makes it hard to review if it's in bits.
Even more unfortunately finding the data sheet for these Intel memory chips is all but impossible. The proof will definitely be in the testing then.
Unlike the smaller capacity E10, this uses the larger capacity Samsung 907 K9LBGD8U0M chips we've found on quite a few other SSDs. Although not quite as blazing as the other variant Samsung chips found it Vertex drives and the like, it should definitely mean we have very solid performance with few peaks and troughs.
These particular chips run between 2.7v and 3.6v and are first generation 32G MLC NAND chips. Similar to the E10 drive the main board is absolutely locked within the case and so it's impossible to take it out without breaking either the case or the circuit board.
Well that was disappointing for the chip fans amongst us. Hopefully the tests will give a clearer indication of performance.