Silicon Power 256GB 3D NAND A55 SLC Cache Performance Boost SATA III 2.5″ 7mm (0.28″) Internal Solid State Drive

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  • 3D NAND flash are applied to deliver high transfer speeds
  • 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.

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(6 Customer reviews | Answered questions)

$34.99

Order within and choose Two-Day Shipping at checkout.

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  • 3D NAND flash are applied to deliver high transfer speeds
  • 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.

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Product Overview

3D NAND Flash for Enhanced Reliability and Power Efficiency

Slim S55 applies the advanced 3D NAND flash that enables higher reliability and better power efficiency than traditional SSDs equipped with 2D NAND flash. Powered by SATA III 6 Gbps interface, the S55 is able to deliver incredibly high transfer speeds that enable short boot time, fast application loading and quick file processing.

Built for Multitasking

Equipped with original controller and selected NAND Flash, the S55 guarantees high stability and longer lifespan. The SSD is ideal for heavy users to process large files and demanding programs.

Multiple Techniques Supported

The S55 is 7mm thin and vibration-proof since it contains no moving parts. Built with Bad Block Management, S.M.A.R.T. monitoring system and ECC technology, the S55 promises higher reliability and data transmission safety.

Brand

  • Silicon Power

Compatible Devices

  • Laptop | Desktop

Data Transfer Rate

  • 6 MB per Second

Device Type

  • Internal Solid State Drive

Digital Storage Capacity

  • 256 GB

Hard Disk Form Factor

  • 2.5″

Hardware Connectivity

  • SATA 6.0 GB/S

Demensions

  • 3.9″ x 2.75″ x 0.28″

Weight

  • 1.28 Ounces

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If you are shipping this item to the State of California, a California Electronic Waste Recycling fee will apply to your order at checkout. 

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  1. Adam

    Adam

    Best value SSD out there - installation can be frustrating, learn from my mistakes!

    Adam

    I got the 256GB SATA drive, and it’s by far the best value SSD out there that I could find. Performance-wise it might not be the fastest, but for my needs (and on my old motherboard which only gets SATA I speeds anyway) it is perfect. Excellent customer service from the company, too. I thought I had a problem with the first one I received (in hindsight it was probably working just fine) and the company sent a new one super fast, no hassle at all. With my Windows 10 now on the SSD, it feels like a new machine.

    Installation tips: I am not a hardware or computer expert and do not profess to be, and I did the installation myself on a desktop and learned a lot in the process (mostly through Google and message boards). This isn’t a detailed installation guide, just a few tips I learned. So here’s how you can learn from my mistakes and avoid some frustration:

    1. If your computer doesn’t see your drive, and you can’t see the drive in disk management or in BIOS, go into BIOS and make sure your SATA ports are not disabled. I had this issue and took me forever to realize this was the problem. In hindsight it should have been obvious, but I was learning my way through all this so I didn’t think of it.
    2. You will also likely need to go into BIOS and make sure your SATA operation is set to AHCI. BUT (and this is important) if your settings are not on AHCI and you switch to them in BIOS, you will get a blue screen on startup and crash. You will need to use the command prompt (as admin) first to ensure a startup in safe mode by typing “bcdedit /set {current} safeboot minimal”, THEN restart and go into BIOS, switch over to AHCI, restart in safe mode, and go back into command prompt as admin, type “bcdedit /deletevalue {current} safeboot”, restart again, and you will be all set. After doing that, I was finally able to see both drives in the boot order.
    3. If you want to move your Windows OS from an existing drive to your SSD, you can try to clone it and maybe you’ll have no problem, but after trying multiple clones with different programs and having them fail every time, I finally just did a fresh install of windows from a USB (or other media device) and was glad I did. Don’t waste your time with cloning and just do the fresh install. It could save you countless hours of frustration.

    I don’t know if that will help anyone or not, but I hope it will. And if that all sounds WAY too complicated to you, find a friend who is well versed in computer hardware, buy them a case of their favorite beer, and plead with them to do the installation for you.

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  2. theking8713

    theking8713

    It's faster than it price tag indicates it should be!

    theking8713

    This is a great ssd and quite frankly all 5 of them if bout from here are great I keep buying them not only because that are cheap but that are reliable and the combination of SLC and MLC architecture makes this ssd snapy and cost effective at the same time shur it’s no Samsung but it’s price tag is no that of Samsung’s either I would decently recommend this product for every budget pc build or just to breath a bit of life into any old desktop or laptop that files a bit sluggish the conversation from mechanical to flash is literally one of the best performance increasing upgrade one can make and this product give you a cost effective option so u don’t need to break the bank but still get less than 5 second boot times over all I am very happy with this and I will be purchasing several more

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  3. Slug Jones

    Slug Jones

    Super good budget SSD for the older PC in your life.

    Slug Jones

    Used this as a budget way to speed up the boot time of a customers all-in-one PC. It took minutes for the thing to boot even after I optimized it. The bottleneck being the read/write of the slow HDD she had. I cloned and swapped this lit sucker in, and waalaa! Boot now takes 30 seconds. Still not as fast as a higher end drive/faster PC, but day an night difference. She was very happy. Saved her money and made her happy which will keep me a customer coming back if she needs fixes for the future! I did speed test the drive after install, but I cannot remember the specific speeds. I’d like to say around 450 read and 250 write? Much improved over a spin HDD at any rate.

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  4. Frank

    Frank

    Decent upgrade if coming from HDD. If not, get something else.

    Frank

    Does not even get close to advertised speeds.
    Not talking about sustained read/write, but peak numbers for less than 10GB data (pretty common).
    I have a “ssd only” rig, so i can say others are much closer to manufacturer claims, and most are even spot on.

    Write speed is round 350MB/s for the first 5-10GB (connected to an intel controller (vs AsMedia etc),
    after that it drops to around 180, and then over the next 10GB it continuously dropped in speed to about 100-120MB/s.
    Basically gets slower the more you write to it (in a continuous fashion),
    and needs a bit time to “recover” to full speed (e.g. SLC cache needs to get written to Nand).

    Given that this has large amounts of SLC cache build in and that its based on the newest (3D) Nand, its pretty slow.
    My +5y old OCZ Vector does 400MB/s read, and easily 350MB/s write.

    Not that you would see that kind of data transfer on a regular basis/user, but still, performance near anywhere what i expected.
    especially since a review on guru3d looked pretty good.

    Not that it would matter for a regular user, nor do i mind it myself, as it was the best price (256GB),
    and its only for my games (mainly read, not write) and couldn’t find any OCZ vector/vector 180 for cheaper.
    I only have SSDs (couple crucial ssd), so i don’t want to risc catastrophic failure by using only one brand/model.

    If you need something that performs better (especially if its the only drive, or the one for OS),
    look for samsung evo 860 till 960, crucial MX300 (build in power backup),
    crucial MX500 (newer and doesn’t have backup power in form of capacitors like the 300, but crucial claims its not needed anymore).

    or if its a good price:
    OCZ vector 180 (build in backup power), or one of the newer toshiba drives (check reviews on guru3d as im not up-to-date on those),
    as they offer advanced replacement if drive is/gets defective…

    Another thing i don’t like: S.M.A.R.T. data/sensor info is about 30-50% of other brands, so less easy to detect potential problems.
    I mean my smallest and cheapest drive is a SP 60GB, and even that shows double the amount of info.

    The benchmark was done with AS SSD benchmark on freshly formatted drive, test file 1GB size as its the stock setting.
    First pic is the SP A55 (256GB), second one is my 5y Vector with roughly 30TB writes to Nand, to compare
    (and its 128GB which are usually slower than same model in ~250GB).

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  5. sur4er

    sur4er

    Read this if you have performance issues.

    sur4er

    Make sure you change from ide to achi mode in your BIOS. Before I changed it I was getting ready/writes in the 300’s.

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  6. Kodai

    Kodai

    Great value for it's capacity

    Kodai

    Seeing as how Amazon has started lumping the reviews of multiple products together, I’ll specify the model here. This review is for the M.2 NVMe 256GB drive and not the 1TB SSD that most reviews in this section are covering. Blame Amazon for this, not me.

    Anyway, this little drive offers great value for it’s capacity, and performance. It’s perfect for an OS drive and runs reasonably cool under load.

    The only con I can list is in regards to the stupidly placed stickers on the drive. Then again all M.2 drives have one on at least one of their chips. If you want to make use of a heatsink, you will have to remove the sticker and void your warranty. This is a universal problem with all M.2 drives and it should be illegal as it interferes with warranty laws in many states and countries.

    Otherwise, this little drive just works, and does so with great speed.

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