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G.Skill to introduce super-quick Phoenix Pro SSD

by Parm Mann on 4 June 2010, 11:50

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SandForce-based solid-state drives are coming thick and fast, and G.Skill is looking to extend its existing range with the launch of the Phoenix Pro.

The drive, pictured above and on show at this week's Computex, makes use of the familiar SandForce SF-1200 controller but hopes to differentiate itself from the crowd with a custom firmware.

According to G.Skill, said change will provide 4KB random write performance of 50,000 IOPs, as well as maximum read and write speeds of 285MB/s and 275MB/s, respectively.

Impressive numbers, and G.Skill tells us the 120GB model will be launched in around a week's time. Stay tuned as we're working to get pricing details and we'll also be putting the drive to the test in a forthcoming HEXUS review.


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A forthcoming review would be great. A comparison between SSDs based on IOPs in similar price points (as you do with GFX cards) would be even better. Bang for Buck ratings would get you a free beer !

EDIT: Like this only better.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3756/2010-value-ssd-100-roundup-kingston-and-ocz-take-on-intel
We seem to get new SSD announcement on a daily basis, but this one gets my attention because G.Skill seem to undercut OCZ in the UK, so those may end up being the least unaffordable (notice the wording) SandForce SSD over here.
I guess not until intel gets its new drives out at the end of the year will we see the
pricing of the sandforce based ones come down significantly.