G.Skill Phoenix Pro 40GB SSD Review

 
 
 
G.Skill Phoenix Pro 40GB SSD rated Kickass by 3dGameMan.com

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Review category: Hard Drives
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The G.Skill Phoenix Pro 40GB SSD is super fast and affordable. So if you are thinking about getting a SSD without breaking the bank, this would be a fantastic option. While a single drive performance is fantastic, a couple in RAID 0 is crazy fast! Also, if 40GBs is enough space for you the Phoenix Pro line is available in 80GB, 100GB, 160GB & 240GB capacities.


 

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SilverJig
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Awesome review! These look pretty cool but I still can't see making a switch to SSD when I have a perfectly fine HDD already. =/

Anonymous

when you tested it did you shut down all the power saving features?

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So Rodney, when will you switch to a RAID 0 SSD as your standard setup?

I'm personally waiting until the RAID drivers for garbage cleanup and trim are available. Right now my Crucial CT128M225 128GB single drive runs pretty fast.

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Same and bang for the buck is the big one. Fact is, a couple of excellent HDDs in a RAID 0 setup still rox. So, I'll live with my 2x WD VelociRaptor 600GB in RAID 0 for now because it offers the best of both worlds, speed and capacity ;)

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Those raid 0 results are crazy fast

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Yea... very impressive :)

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3dGameMan
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I'm speaking in general terms, but maybe I will clarify this in future reviews.

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He did state that higher capacity drives are still on the way. And to be fair you are comparing a PCI-Express SSD to a SATA II.

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Tiv
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Very cool that memory companies are jumping into the hard drive business. Do note however that this drive is a MLC and not the SLC that has a lifetime of 10x the write cycles when compared.

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memory companies are not jumping into hdd business, a SSD drive is just an electronic memory similar more to RAM than regular mechanical HDDs

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My statement still stands correct. Memory companies are jumping into the HDD business, even if it's called a SSD and is more like Memory than a HDDs. It's still the Hard Drive businesses that are being jumped on by the Memory corporations, regardless of the technicalities in the improperly worded terms.

Did I manage to squeal out of this one? lol You all know what I mean here. The Memory corps are building drives and that means more competition and lower prices. ;)

Anonymous

Does RAID 0 usually scale that bad?

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Video Review will be posted in an hour or so :)

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Shouldn't this be titled "G.Skill Phoenix Pro 40GB SSD Hard Drive" instead of "Video Card" ?
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Thanks for spotting that, fixed :)

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those were pretty impressive results for a 40GB model.

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Yea, and remember this is a SATA II SSD using a SATA II controller :)