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G.SKILL Phoenix Pro 60GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive

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Maximum Read: 285MB/sec, Maximum Write: 275MB/sec, Controller: SandForce SF-1200, 3 Years Warranty.

Stock:
Discontinued!
This item is currently discontinued and at present, we have no replacement on order.
Quickcode: 41155  
Stock code: HDR-SSD-FM-25S2S-60G
Manuf. code: FM-25S2S-60GBP2
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Description:

"The firmware upgrade has also seen the Phoenix Pro receive the special ‘Max IOPs’ firmware, previously reserved for the OCZ Vertex 2. This a tweaked version of the standard SandForce firmware originally intended for server-level drives with the SF-1500 controller chip. While the Phoenix Pro lacks the expensive power backup circuitry of an SF-1500 drive, the firmware boosts its random write performance considerably. As we said in our original SandForce coverage though, the difference between a 50MB/sec and a 75MB/sec random write speed is negligible for typical desktop PCs – while it’s nice to have, you’ll never notice the improvement in comparison to a standard SF-1200 based SSD."
Bit-Tech Review

Warranty Information:

Manufacturer g.skill
Warranty Type Direct with Manufacturer
Manufacturer Website http://www.gskill.com/
Warranty Period (yrs)3

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 Excellent by Sharaf16

I swopped this for a patriot ps100 (64gb) that was proving very poor on write speed. Installed the G.Skill and noticed an imediate improvement, suprisingly not as quick as the patriot on sequential read (ps100 scored 200mbs, g.Skill scored 150mbs), however where it counts the G.Skill wiped the floor with it. The random read was especially good, almost matching the sequential (the ps100 lost a lot of speed on the random read).

The write speeds were excellent, the ps100 were so low its hardly worth repeating (just to say that the max I had was 16mbs), the G.Skill averaged 70mbs across the tests (sequential, random and two 4k tests).

Just to make things clearer, I checked the speed of my storage drive, a 1Tb F3 Spinpoint, it managed to hold its own on the sequential test (abount 10-15% slower than the G.Skill), however on the random it was almost 200% slower on read and 100% slower on write. This margin was dwarfed on the two 4k tests where it barely reached 10% of the G.Skills speeds.

As a conclusion, for what I've tested with this drive I'd highly recommend it, obviously I havent tested any others in this price range, however I think this is probably the cheapest 60gb SandForce SF-1200 around.

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Question  3.5 inch Converter Tray? by Michael

Hi,

Can you please tell me if this product comes with a 3.5inch converter tray? Or do I need to buy one separately?

Thanks,

Michael

Answer by gavin on Thursday, September 9, 2010
It comes with the bracket.