Two SATA III 6 Gb/s SSDs offer read speeds of up to550 MB/s and write speeds of up to 440 MB/s. The Velox V55 and Slim S55 from SP/Silicon Power target systems upgrades while offering resistance to shock and vibration. At 9-mm thickness, the V55 is suitable for desktop computers or standard laptops, while S55’s 7-mm profile works with ultra-slim notebooks.
Available in densities of 60 GB, 120 GB and 240 GB, both devices come with a three-year warranty and support TRIM command and garbage collection technology. Additionally, ECC technology guarantees data transmission reliability.
Velox V55 key features:
SATA III 6 Gb/s backwards compatible with SATA II 3 Gb/s
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.