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Silicon Power Marvel M70 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Silicon Power Marvel M70 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
Today Tyler tells us all about Silicon Power's Marvel M70 128GB USB 3.0 pen drive, perfect if you're on the market for a large flash drive at a good price.
By: Tyler Bernath | USB Drives in Storage | Posted: Oct 25, 2014 2:02 am
TweakTown Rating: 86%Manufacturer: Silicon Power



Silicon Power is one brand we haven't heard or seen to many products from over the years, but as of late has emerged with many new products.


The latest from Silicon Power is the Marvel M70, a USB 3.0 flash drive featuring a durable metal exterior and sliding design with marketing performance upwards of 240 MB/s read and 80 MB/s write.


Capacities range from 32GB and 64GB units to the 128GB model we have in house, while compatibility extends to the latest Windows operating systems, along with OS X 10.4+ and Linux Kernel 2.6+.


MSRP of the 128GB Silicon Power M70 is set at $79.99 with a lifetime warranty.




Packaging for the M70 carries marketing information along the bottom.




The Silicon Power M70 utilizes a metal alloy design along, the left side houses their logo and capacity.




In addition to the metal design, Silicon Power has deployed this solution as a sliding design.






The Silicon Power M70 is factory formatted with the FAT32 file system. Useable capacity after formatting sits at 117GB.




Sequential read and write landed at 224 MB/s and 78 MB/s respectively, while 512K touched 174 MB/s read and 1.6 MB/s write.




Price/Performance for the Marvel M70 came in at 65% between the Patriot Magnum and Corsair Voyager Slider.


The Silicon Power Marvel M70 is a good solution for those wanting a high capacity flash drive. The metal alloy exterior adds a bit of aesthetic appeal and at the same time durability to the overall drive package.


Performance was quite good, and while I wasn't able to hit marketing numbers, we did come quite close. Our Price/Performance chart landed the Marvel M70 towards the top at 65%, due to its rather good pricing at 62 cents per GB.



PRICING: You can find the Silicon Power 128GB Marvel M70 High Speed USB 3.0 Flash Drive, Silver (SP128GBUF3M70V1S) for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.


United States: The Silicon Power 128GB Marvel M70 High Speed USB 3.0 Flash Drive, Silver (SP128GBUF3M70V1S) retails for $54.99 at Amazon.


Canada: The Silicon Power 128GB Marvel M70 High Speed USB 3.0 Flash Drive, Silver (SP128GBUF3M70V1S) retails for CDN$75.99 at Amazon Canada.




Product Summary Breakdown

Performance 85%
Quality including Design and Build 85%
General Features 85%
Bundle and Packaging 85%
Value for Money 90%
Overall TweakTown Rating 86%

The Bottom Line: Silicon Power's Marvel M70 is a high capacity USB pen drive solution for those needing the extra bit for storing large amounts of data, and additionally, the metal alloy design adds a bit of durability.

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