Monday, October 12th 2009
Silicon Power released its second edition eSATA/USB SSD II flash-drive. With a capacity of 64 GB, the drive provides support for both USB 2.0 and eSATA interfaces, so the user can choose between the broadest compatibility (using USB), or maximum performance (using eSATA). Both connectors are located on either sides of the drive, and pop out by moving a retractable slider. The unit measures 76.4 mm x 27 mm x 11.4 mm, and weighs 20 g, on par with most 64+ GB flash drives. In eSATA mode, the drive offers read speeds of 90 MB/s and write speeds of 50 MB/s, while in USB 2.0 mode, the read-write speeds are 30 MB/s and 20 MB/s, respectively. The drive also comes in a 32 GB variant with the same specifications, otherwise. The 64 GB variant costs 138 EUR, while the 32 GB one costs 62 EUR.