Solid State drives are still quite expensive for most people, especially at higher capacities. The price most manufactures are shooting for is $100. This is really had to do especially with SandForce drives. Today we will be taking a look at a 40GB drive from G.Skill, which is really close to that price-point at $119.99 at my favorite online retailer. This drive is designed to get solid state drives in the hands of consumers and to also offer great performance. The 40GB size is still more than enough room for a boot drive and is the perfect size for a netbook! Let’s take a look and see just how much performance you are getting for that low price!
|Controller||SandForce SF-1200 Series|
|Interface Type||SATA II|
|Read Rate||280MB/sec(Max)(Tested with ATTO 2.43)|
|Write Rate||270MB/sec(Max)(Tested with ATTO 2.43)|
|IOPS||Up to 50000|
(disk aligned ; 4KB random write ; QD=32)
|Operating Temp.||0oC ~ +70oC|
|Data Reliability||Built-in EDC/ECC function|
|Certifications||RoHS FCC and CE Compliant|
The G.Skill Phoenix Pro 40GB comes in the exact same packaging we saw on the 60GB drive. On the front there is the Phoenix Pro logo and the SandForce logo. On the back you have some information on the drive and a list of specifications.
Opening the package up everything is nicely packed inside a foam booklet which opens to reveal the drive, mounting bracket, mounting screws, and the user’s guide.