Tuesday, March 1st 2011

G.Skill Displays Phoenix II SATA 6 Gbps SSD with Blazing 550 MB/s Speeds

G.Skill showed off its fastest SATA solid state drive (SSD) at CeBIT, the Phoenix II series. Based on the SandForce SF-2000 series controller, Phoenix II pushes the limits of SF-2000 series in terms of throughput, and advertises some of the highest transfer rates for the chipset: 550 MB/s read, and 500 MB/s write. The company even validated these speeds using a session of ATTO disk benchmark. The 120 GB Phoenix II SSD was connected to an AMD SB850 SATA 6 Gb/s controller, on a system headed by Phenom II X6 processor. G.Skill said that the 120 GB model would be priced at €299.

Source: Hexus.net
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18 Comments on G.Skill Displays Phoenix II SATA 6 Gbps SSD with Blazing 550 MB/s Speeds

#1
.Tk
Glad to see AMD controllers doing well on new SF-2000 SSD's, since many other sites advertised that "Sandy Bridge Platform" is a must-have to take full advantage of the new chips.
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#2
pr0n Inspector
"Doing well" is irrelephant when we don't have data on Intel platform for the same drive.
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#3
Necrofire
Just peed a little.

I kinda wish there were power consumption numbers to go with it
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#4
Chewers
Wow - now i feel like im not any more toughest guy in the village (running Force 120 @ Raid 0) :wtf: hope near summer they will cost ~200 per unit, then will upgrade.
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#5
.Tk
by: pr0n Inspector
"Doing well" is irrelephant when we don't have data on Intel platform for the same drive.
Might not be the same drive but it's certainly the same chip ;)
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#6
newfellow
What happens when there are data on that drive to speed ?

It's even slower than 'regular' HDDs. :)
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#7
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
The new Big Boys are definitely here.
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#8
largon
newfellow,
Err...
What? Whatever you're smoking, stop it. You're making no sense.
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#9
happita
I've always been impressed with G.Skill's memory sticks. Now they're starting to impress me even more with their SSDs.
550mb read/500mb write is just....whats the word I'm looking for?... ORGASMIC! :laugh:
Price seems very steep though :eek:
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#10
Jstn7477
If I had the money, I'd get one of these for my laptop in a heartbeat. My laptop has an AMD SB850 southbridge, so all my ports should be good for SATA 6Gb/s. :rockout:
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#11

So the 250GB version would be ~400$. Add to that price UE taxes + VAT and the product will be somewhere around 500€....
#13
pantherx12
Great has nearly 5 times the write speed of my drive ha ha, over twice as fast read.

I want this. But for cheap.
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#14

And when you think that the Seagate Cheetahs are only half of price of those SSDs on the same size, you start to wonder....
#15
Kantastic
by: TAViX
And when you think that the Seagate Cheetahs are only half of price of those SSDs on the same size, you start to wonder....
There's really no comparison here, SSD's are superior in every way. To be honest, those Cheetahs sound ridiculously overpriced.
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#16
kgreene
Dang Fast drive. But by the time you install windows want have to much room to play but I guess it is only a matter of time before larger size ones come onto the market.
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by: Kantastic
There's really no comparison here, SSD's are superior in every way. To be honest, those Cheetahs sound ridiculously overpriced.
Not in data reliability and size also. How much a 600GB SSD do you think it will costs?
#18
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
The new controllers are blazingly fast. Wonder what Idilnx and samsung are doing for the next gen drives.
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