The TeamGroup GX1 960GB SATA SSD is currently on sale, making this usually $99.99 drive cost just $76.99. This takes 27% off the original price making this a good deal for a new PC build or upgrade a current PC build. This SSD utilizes the SATA III connection allowing this SSD to reach 530 and 430 MB/s sequential read and write speeds.
TeamGroups GX1 960GB SATA SSD is currently on sale at Newegg, taking 27% off the typical price of $99.99
TeamGroup GX1 SATA SSD offers speeds 4x faster than an HDD, which boosts the overall system responsiveness and performance while keeping the slim form-factor, being 2.5-inch drive, which is available in 7mm to fit in most systems including both mini-ITX and laptops.
This drive offers support for S.M.A.R.T. to monitor the status of your hard drive, S.M.A.R.T. indicates a possible imminent drive failure and notifies the user so that preventative actions can be taken to keep data integrity is maintained.
The drive has support for the Windows TRIM optimation command, which allows this drive to release any Free Blocks (unused space) to be used for the system Writes immediately. This optimization command can significantly increase the overall performance of this drive, while also effectively reducing performance degradation and depletion chances. This maintains the effective operation and prolongs the usability of this SSD.
Another fantastic feature which significantly increases the longevity of this drive is the built-in smart algorithm which has many functions like:
- Garbage Collection
- The Garbage collection algorithm, which ensures operations efficiency by going through the disk and move each page of valid data to a page in another block so the block with invalid data, which has been identified with Windows Trim, can be cleaned out and deleted.
- Wear-leveling is a technique that some SSD controller utilizes to increase the overall lifetime of the memory.
- The technique evenly distributes writing on all blocks of an SSD so that all cells wear evenly, and this avoids writing too often on the same block and thus wearing out that cell leading to degraded performance.
- ECC (Error Correction Code)
- Error Correction Code is designed to allow for recovery of data that may be corrupted due to bit errors, and internal ECC mechanisms can detect/correct up to a certain number of mistakes.