EMTEC SSD Power Plus 120GB Solid State Drive Review

EMTEC SSD Power Plus Overview
The SSD Power Plus looks like pretty much any other 2.5-inch solid state drive. It has an all black metal casing and a sticker on the top that lets us know the capacity and speeds of the drive.

EMTEC SSD Power Plus 120GB Solid State Drive

Flipping the drive over there is not a sticker on the bottom. We can see four small mounting holes and that EMTEC is using the screw-less casing design that many companies are adopting for their solid state drives.

EMTEC SSD Power Plus 120GB Solid State Drive

Taking a look at the side of the drive we can see that this is a 7mm drive, which is all buy standard these days for 2.5-inch solid state drives. There are also two mounting holes on each side of the drive.

EMTEC SSD Power Plus 120GB Solid State Drive

On the end of the drive you will find your typical SATA power and data connections.

EMTEC SSD Power Plus 120GB Solid State Drive

The drive casing uses a screwless design, much like we have seen on many new solid state drives. This makes it a little harder to get into. There are also no void warranty stickers on the casing, so we could assume if you open up the drive you are not voiding your warranty. Opening the drive up inside we find the PCB face down.

EMTEC SSD Power Plus 120GB Solid State Drive

It also has a screwless design so you can take it out of the casing. Getting it out and flipping it over we can see that the drive is powered by the Phison PS3110-S10 controller. This is the same controller that the Kingston HyperX Savage, Patriot Ignite, and Corsair Neutron XT drives are based off of. The Phison S10 is a true quad-core controller, with three of its cores exclusively being used for flash management tasks like background garbage collection. There is also end to end data protection between the controller, DRAM cache, and NAND chips. There are a total of 8 16GB NAND chips. Looking up their part number I was unable to really find any information on them. There is also a 128MB NANYA cache chip.

EMTEC SSD Power Plus 120GB Solid State Drive

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