Monday, July 12th 2021

Silicon Power Announces New PD60 M.2 SSD Enclosure

A lightweight M.2 SSD is a great way to add significant performance gains to any laptop or PC workstation. Silicon Power (SP) is releasing a new enclosure that will give your SSD the ability to not only achieve these gains but also take it wherever you go. The PD60 turns your M.2 M-key NVMe or SATA SSD into a portable hard drive for whenever and wherever you need it. Transfer data rapidly up to 10 Gbps via its USB 3.2 Gen 2 interface with the included Type-C to Type-C cable. It's also backwards-compatible with USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 at their respective speed limits.

The aluminium body is durable enough to protect your SSD, yet light enough to toss in your bag and hardly notice it, making it the perfect travel companion. It also provides superior heat dissipation, which is further enhanced by its slide design, allowing excess heat to escape when the cover is removed.
For more information, please visit the Silicon Power official website: www.silicon-power.com.
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10 Comments on Silicon Power Announces New PD60 M.2 SSD Enclosure

#1
Mussels
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At least this ones not all sharp metal edges like some i've seen, that seem like a nice way to rip a hole in your pants
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#2
kayjay010101
"It's also backwards-compatible with USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 at their respective speed limits."
If you say USB 3.2 in one sentence then the 3.1/3.0 convention is thrown out. 5gbps used to be 3.1 gen 1 but is now 3.2 gen 1. 10gbps used to be 3.1 gen 2 but is now 3.2 gen 2. There is no 3.1/3.0 if you acknowledge the new naming scheme of USB 3.2 by the USB-IF. Using BOTH the new scheme (which is only USB 2.0 and 3.2, with the legacy 3.0/3.1 standards in various sub categories within 3.2) and the old schemes (USB 2.0, 3.0 and 3.1) is just confusing and makes no sense.
This sentence makes no sense when they earlier state it has a 3.2 Gen 2 interface. If 3.2 Gen 2 is 10gbps, then wth is 3.1 supposed to be? 5gbps (which is actually 3.2 gen 1)?
And where does that leave 3.0? Some imaginary USB standard of 2.5gbps?
And where would 3.2 gen 1 slot in? It would be inbetween 3.1 and 3.2 gen 1, so 7.5gbps???
Their own system doesn't make any sense.
Can we please just stop confusing consumers and start using actual bandwidth numbers? The USB-IF has screwed the naming scheme to the point where even professional PR people are still messing it up 2 years later.
Just say USB 10gbps, USB 20gbps, USB 5gbps, etc. Not only is it much easier, it's more descriptive as well. And it isn't any harder to say "USB 20 gig" than it is to say "USB 3.2 generation 2 by 2".
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#3
Mussels
Moderprator
kayjay010101"It's also backwards-compatible with USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 at their respective speed limits."
If you say USB 3.2 in one sentence then the 3.1/3.0 convention is thrown out. 5gbps used to be 3.1 gen 1 but is now 3.2 gen 1. 10gbps used to be 3.1 gen 2 but is now 3.2 gen 2. There is no 3.1/3.0 if you acknowledge the new naming scheme of USB 3.2 by the USB-IF. Using BOTH the new scheme (which is only USB 2.0 and 3.2, with the legacy 3.0/3.1 standards in various sub categories within 3.2) and the old schemes (USB 2.0, 3.0 and 3.1) is just confusing and makes no sense.
This sentence makes no sense when they earlier state it has a 3.2 Gen 2 interface. If 3.2 Gen 2 is 10gbps, then wth is 3.1 supposed to be? 5gbps (which is actually 3.2 gen 1)?
And where does that leave 3.0? Some imaginary USB standard of 2.5gbps?
And where would 3.2 gen 1 slot in? It would be inbetween 3.1 and 3.2 gen 1, so 7.5gbps???
Their own system doesn't make any sense.
Can we please just stop confusing consumers and start using actual bandwidth numbers? The USB-IF has screwed the naming scheme to the point where even professional PR people are still messing it up 2 years later.
Just say USB 10gbps, USB 20gbps, USB 5gbps, etc. Not only is it much easier, it's more descriptive as well. And it isn't any harder to say "USB 20 gig" than it is to say "USB 3.2 generation 2 by 2".
I agree with you but this is repeating official marketing, not TPU's choice of wording

We cant re-word their statements in case we accidentally make false claims or whatever
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#4
bonehead123
MusselsI agree with you but this is repeating official marketing, not TPU's choice of wording

We cant re-word their statements in case we accidentally make false claims or whatever
So perhaps you should ask for a moar precise, moar accurate PR statement based on your assessment of the confusing wording/misleading statements, or else decline to post it here.... :)
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#5
Mussels
Moderprator
bonehead123So perhaps you should ask for a moar precise, moar accurate PR statement based on your assessment of the confusing wording/misleading statements, or else decline to post it here.... :)
TPU doesnt ask for these, or receive them personally. They're mass produced and sent to the world at large simultaneously.
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#6
goodeedidid
kayjay010101"It's also backwards-compatible with USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 at their respective speed limits."
If you say USB 3.2 in one sentence then the 3.1/3.0 convention is thrown out. 5gbps used to be 3.1 gen 1 but is now 3.2 gen 1. 10gbps used to be 3.1 gen 2 but is now 3.2 gen 2. There is no 3.1/3.0 if you acknowledge the new naming scheme of USB 3.2 by the USB-IF. Using BOTH the new scheme (which is only USB 2.0 and 3.2, with the legacy 3.0/3.1 standards in various sub categories within 3.2) and the old schemes (USB 2.0, 3.0 and 3.1) is just confusing and makes no sense.
This sentence makes no sense when they earlier state it has a 3.2 Gen 2 interface. If 3.2 Gen 2 is 10gbps, then wth is 3.1 supposed to be? 5gbps (which is actually 3.2 gen 1)?
And where does that leave 3.0? Some imaginary USB standard of 2.5gbps?
And where would 3.2 gen 1 slot in? It would be inbetween 3.1 and 3.2 gen 1, so 7.5gbps???
Their own system doesn't make any sense.
Can we please just stop confusing consumers and start using actual bandwidth numbers? The USB-IF has screwed the naming scheme to the point where even professional PR people are still messing it up 2 years later.
Just say USB 10gbps, USB 20gbps, USB 5gbps, etc. Not only is it much easier, it's more descriptive as well. And it isn't any harder to say "USB 20 gig" than it is to say "USB 3.2 generation 2 by 2".
You need a beer or two..
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#7
Caring1
MusselsAt least this ones not all sharp metal edges like some i've seen, that seem like a nice way to rip a hole in your pants
Do you usually keep your M2 SSDs in your trousers? :laugh:
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#8
kayjay010101
MusselsI agree with you but this is repeating official marketing, not TPU's choice of wording

We cant re-word their statements in case we accidentally make false claims or whatever
I wasn't insinuating this was TPU's wording, I know these are pressed up by the PR people over at the respective company. Just me ranting into the aether, I suppose. I guess I hope the PR people see that comment and realize their mistake for next time, but that's wishful thinking.
goodeedididYou need a beer or two..
Damn right...
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#9
Ahhzz
Caring1Do you usually keep your M2 SSDs in your trousers? :laugh:
I do for both my enclosures when I'm out at a client. That way I don't forget and leave it behind. Transfer data, remove drive and cable, hold in hand until "not hot", stick in pocket until I get back to the car.
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#10
yotano211
Caring1Do you usually keep your M2 SSDs in your trousers? :laugh:
It's where I keep everything, my keys, my girl friend, that hot sandwich she made for me.
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