G.SKILL PHOENIX PRO 60GB SATA II SSD – SUPER FAST With added SandForce Goodness

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RESULTS

1. ATTO DISK –V2.46 BENCHMAKRS

ATTO disk benchmark is used by manufacturers to verify data transfer rates. The drive meets G.Skill’s specs.

ATTO DISK BENCHMARK –NEW

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ATTO DISK BENCHMARK –USED

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NEW vs USED –WRITE PERFORMANCE

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NEW vs USED –READ PERFORMANCE

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The new vs used performance shows the benefit of TRIM and DuraWrite technologies. Both are within 4% of a new drive.

2. CRYSTAL DISK MARK –V3.0

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Crystal disk mark shows the important 4KB speeds. These are much better than what most other controllers offer. In fact these are some of the best for a 60GB drive.

3. HD TUNE PRO

HD Tune Pro was used to measure latencies for Random 4KB read and write performance. This program was also used to benchmark the disk

RANDOM READ AND WRITE TESTS (4KB)

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Both offer latencies that are much lower than the fastest hard drives. Even the fastest hard drives have latencies that are more than 5 milliseconds.

DISK BENCHMARK (SEQUENTIAL READ AND WRITE TESTS)

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Sequential tests are carried out over the entire area of the disk.

4. PC MARK VANTAGE HARD DISK TESTS
PC Mark Vantage tests HDDs by running a series of “real world” scenarios. These tests are applicable to SSDs as well. The results here are approximates to how the drive would perform every day.

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CONCLUSIONS –IMPRESSIVE

You really can’t go wrong with the G.Skill drive. And to really understand the difference in speed, buy one and then stop using it. You’ll think your computer is broken.

Given the relatively high cost of ownership of an SSD, they really have to deliver to justify their cost. The G.Skill Phoenix drive delivers the goods and does it with a lot of oomph and pizzazz. Its performance is right up there with the best that Sandforce controller drives have to offer. Given that SSDs based on this controller are the best in business, so is the G.Skill drive. G.Skill also upped the warranty to its Phoenix range to 3 years.

If you’re in the market for a SSD, G.Skill should be at the top of your wish list.

PROS

  • Sandforce based controller –Comes with all the advantages this has to offer
  • On the fly encryption and compression of data
  • TRIM support
  • Excellent 4KB Random Read & Write performance
  • Sequential Read and Write performance
  • Built-in (free) data reliability system (RAISE)

CONS

  • Price (Though you do get what you pay for –A top notch product)
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