Silicon Power Marvel M70 64GB Review (Page 1 of 8)

By: Eugene Lau (Guest Writer)
October 17, 2014

I usually get off school in the worst time possible: Rush hour. If you thought it could not get worse, think about cramming yourself into a bus with many other people you may or may not know, with no safety precautions. Annoying, right? Having to wait and take an extra thirty minutes in the bus just to get home, and once I get to my bus stop, you would think the pain ends there. Think again; there is an extra five to ten minute walk home. Indeed, having to spend extra time to complete a task you could do in half the time otherwise is infuriating. Technology that is improving day by day would make us assume transportation would be faster, right? But there is also a safety factor we have to include in that. Fortunately, it is easier to speed up processes in electronics. Remember when you had to wait like an hour to wait for a file to download or something? Well, now in today’s generation, we can transfer the same a fraction of the time, depending on the type of equipment you have. Now, there is a product I would like to share with you guys, the Silicon Power Marvel M70 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive. It is a new product that has just arrived in North America, and not to mention, on the packaging it says “Super High Speed”. People like me are in luck. With a lifetime warranty, Silicon Power created a USB flash drive to transfer our files quickly as well as safely to another computer or device. When I first got my hands on the product, I fell in love with its stylish metallic casing, which emphasized its speed and power. Let us see if the Silicon Power Marvel M70 64GB performs as well as it looks!

Our review unit came from Silicon Power’s factory in Taiwan in a FedEx Padded Pak. The package the product was shipped in ensured that the Silicon Power Marvel M70 will arrive to APH Networks in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in perfect condition. The texture of the packing felt very solid with tons of bubble wrapping in between; needless to say, I felt the USB drive was adequately protected during shipment, and it did. Therefore, with everything good in our hands, I got straight to work.

Taking the product out of its packaging, I found the Silicon Power Marvel M70 not in its typical polyvinyl chloride casing used by other competitors, but in a glazed cardboard case instead. The retail box is very minimalistic, and down to the basics. As you can see in our photo above, you can see Silicon Power's logo at the upper left hand corner, drive model name, capacity rating, and a picture of the side view of the product. A window shows off the drive physically. Additionally, it highlights its USB 3.0 interface, which is an upgrade from traditional USB 2.0 drives we use on a daily basis. Silicon Power advertises the drive to hit a whopping 230MB/s read and 80MB/s write; this is definitely something we will check out in this review.

Before we continue with our review of the Marvel M70, here is a list of the features and specifications of the drive, as obtained from Silicon Power’s website:

- SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface with speeds up to Read/Write 240MB/80MB/sec
- Luxurious zinc alloy casing
- One-handed operation with intelligent retractable USB connector
- Ergonomic shape design, easy to use and hold
- Cap-less design to keep the drive away from dust and debris
- SP Widget free download software, providing 7 major back-up and Secure functions
- Recuva File Recovery software, allowing recovery of erased files, such as digital photos, documents, music and videos

- Dimension: 56.6 * 20.0 * 12.4 mm (+/-0.3mm)
- Weight: 16.8g (+/-10%)
- Capacity: 32GB、64GB、128GB
- Material: Zinc Alloy/ Plastic
- Color: Dark grey / Silver
- Interface: USB 3.0 / USB 2.0/ USB 1.1 compatible
- Operating temperature: 0° C ~ 70° C
- Supported OS: Windows 8/7/XP, Mac OS 10.3.x, Linux 2.6.x
- Certification: CE/FCC/BSMI/Green dot/WEEE/RoHS/KCC
- Warranty: Lifetime warranty

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60
8. Conclusion