Silicon Power A56 256GB SATA III SSD Review

Today we will present the A56 SSD from Silicon Power. The tested drive has a 256GB capacity and uses a SATA interface. Simple as that and compatible with most modern desktop and laptop computers.

Since SSD price is going down then for many users, it’s a perfect moment to replace their old HDD with a new, reasonable priced SSD. The A56 is meant to be an upgrade option which for sure improves daily work.

Let’s check what we can expect of the Silicon Power A56 SSD.


More Than Just a Solid Performance – Can You Keep Up?

Equipped with a high-quality controller and 3D NAND flash, the A56 provides outstanding system performance. It will give your computer a powerful boost with significantly reduced boot times and accelerated response processes. Can you keep up?

Time Is Money! Don’t Waste It on a Slow System

The ultra-fast SATA III 6GB/s transfer interface delivers incredible sequential transfer rates of up to 560MB/s read and 530MB/s write. It enables boot-ups in the blink of an eye, faster application loading and speedier file execution.

Bad Block Management for Higher Reliability

Even new disks can contain one or more bad blocks which may cause irreparable damage to your system. But have no fear! To prevent flash memory corruption, the A55 is built with bad block management technology. Bad blocks are continually monitored and replaced to keep your system in good condition and to improve reliability and endurance of the SSD. Because we do care about your data.The A55 applies ”SLC Cache technology” with a new caching architecture that combines both SLC and TLC flash blocks. This technology enables all data to be written in the SLC section before being sequentially copied to the TLC block, and as a consequence allows for higher peak writing performance.

Internal Auto-Copy Technology

The A56’s auto-copy technology allows automatic copy operations from the SLC cache to the TLC blocks inside the NAND without using the controller or DDR. This supports higher efficiency by reducing the controller’s and DRAM’s workload.

Light and S.M.A.R.T.

The A56 is one of the lightest and thinnest SSDs of its kind yet it is shock- and vibration-proof, because it contains no moving parts. Equipped with a S.M.A.R.T. monitoring system and ECC (error correction code) technology, it also promises higher data transmission safety.

Free-Download of SSD Health Monitor – SP Toolbox

Easily monitor your new SSD’s health with our free-download software – SP Toolbox. Run performance tests on the A56, get an overall function evaluation, or check detailed information about your device, including used space, device temperature, total bytes written, and many more.


You can buy the Silicon Power 256GB SATA III SSD for aorund USD $30 from Amazon – 


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Bartosz Waluk aka Woomack is from Poland. He's been interested in computer hardware and extreme overclocking for over 15 years. Bartosz has also over 12 years experience in IT what includes sales, technical support and computer building ... but not only. He joined the Funky Kit team in January 2013.