There’s a very good chance that Silicon Power V30 60GIG is not utilizing the Sandforce Controllers upto its full potential.
The read benchmarks are pretty okay, if not great compared to 120gig Kingston HyperX- but Write speed is matched almost half when compared. Most likely its because Sandforce controller is not a best option for 60gig drive- or maybe the PCB is made primarily for 16x flash NANDs. Either way, I cannot say it without comparing this drive with a counterpart (Kingston HyperX doesn’t have them and the only one who has a 60gig drive from Corsair’s Force 3 lineup) or maybe compare the 120GB V30 with its direct rival.
In any case, this is where the performance stands. I wasn’t able to find out the price for this drive, but Amazon seem to be selling 120GB/240GB variant. Only price I could find out is the official Price:
You add about Rs. 3,200 more and you get Corsair Force 3 120gig drive. Kingston sells HyperX SSD, both standalone and Desktop upgrade kit, somewhere between Rs. 13,000-15,000. I wonder how Corsair is managing to sell this drive for under Rs. 10,000. aggressive sales, maybe?
Here’s the thing: You still end up coughing more money for more space- its the same old SSD argument. You might reconsider picking up something (maybe the second-gen Seagate Momentus XT drive that I’ll be reviewing) since 60GB is just way too small and sandforce’s controller doesn’t seem to be utilized properly.