We reviewed our first SandForce-based solid state drive about a month ago and since then the SandForce drives we have checked out have either been 120 or 128GB drives. While these are nice drives many people still cannot afford them. Today we will be looking at a 60GB drive that is based on the SandForce controller. The 60GB size is perfect for most systems as you can fit most of your programs and operating system on the drive then just use a regular SATA drive for all your media and other things. The 60GB size is also great for upgrading your laptop’s hard drive. Let’s check out the G.Skill Phoenix Pro 60GB Solid State Drive.
|Controller||SandForce SF-1200 Series|
|Interface Type||SATA II|
|Read Rate||285MB/sec(Max)(Tested with ATTO 2.43)|
|Write Rate||275MB/sec(Max)(Tested with ATTO 2.43)|
|Sustained Write||Up to 200MB/s|
|IOPS||Up to 50000|
(disk aligned ; 4KB random write)
|Operating Temp.||0oC ~ +70oC|
|Data Reliability||Built-in EDC/ECC function|
|Certifications||RoHS FCC and CE Compliant|
The Phoenix Pro comes in very nice colorful packaging that is not much larger than the drive itself. On the back there is some information about the drive and a list of specifications.
Opening the drive up everything is nicely packed inside. You will find the Phoenix Pro 60GB solid state drive, drive adapter, mounting screws, and a user’s guide. Once again it is nice to see companies including the drive adapter. While many new cases have 2.5-inch drive solutions most cases even ones released this year do not.