Thursday, February 17th 2011

PhotoFast Announces GMonster3-XV2 Series SATA SSD

Flash memory expert PhotoFast expanded its line of ultra-high performance SSDs with the GMonster3 XV2 series, which are based on the 2.5-inch SATA form-factor, making use of SATA 6 Gb/s interface. The drives use a Marvell-made controller, which combined with MLC NAND flash chips, churns out transfer rates of up to 500 MB/s read and 450 MB/s write. The drive supports the TRIM garbage-collection feature that keeps write performance up to the mark at all times. Available in capacities of 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB; the GMonster3 XV2 drives will be priced at $110, $200, $400 and $800, respectively, when initially released in Japan, later this year in April.
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10 Comments on PhotoFast Announces GMonster3-XV2 Series SATA SSD

#1
dir_d
Not bad pricing at all.
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#2
Eternalchaos
by: dir_d
Not bad pricing at all.
Indeed and its not using the SandForce 2500 controller, which is also impressive after seeing the OCZ Vertex 3 previews today
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#5
n-ster
Definitively a great looking SSD (performance per $ wise)
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#6
Completely Bonkers
At these prices, we can all afford put our OS partitions onto a decent speed SSD. Great stuff. March 2011 is the time we all go SSD on everything.
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#7
micropage7
nice. but the title is photofast, i guess its like photographer tools
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#8
n-ster
by: micropage7
nice. but the title is photofast, i guess its like photographer tools
it's an SSD. That is all that matters
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#9
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: n-ster
it's an SSD. That is all that matters
Indeed, but I would like to see the prices come down about 50 dollars or so for the 256 then they would have something truly amazing!
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#10
Kantastic
Makes no sense for me not to wait a few months for SF-2500 and now this Marvell controller. I wouldn't mind paying retail if this will max out my laptop's SATA 2 speeds.
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