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G.Skill Announces New SandForce-powered SSDs

G.Skill has revealed three new capacities to its Phoenix Pro series SSD in 40GB, 80GB and 160GB models.

The key magic behind these drives is the SandForce SF-1200 SSD controller that's been tuned for a 4k random write speed up to 50,000 IOPS.

"After impressing the G.Skill engineering team, the extremely high performance of the Phoenix Pro 40GB drives in RAID 0 offers the ultimate price : performance package, along with the additional benefits of SSDs." said Benson Chun, Senior Product Manager at G.Skill.

Curious to know how two Phoenix Pro 40GB drives perform in RAID 0? Check it:

Sadly, no pricing or availability yet, but hopefully that increasing competition between SandForce drives will help out the consumer.

  • hemburger
    :O !!!
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  • willgart
    not bad :)
    The new generation arrives and I hope this will reduce the prices
    also we have to wait to see the new generation from Intel and other companies to get a good picture of the performance we can get.
    But this start to become interesting...
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  • Miharu
    Weak on write.
    But good product.
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  • cmartin011
    Excuse me TOM and editors! how about a update to graphics and SSD Charts i'm dieing to know how all the new SSD, Inferno,collosus LT,Real SSD, Phoenix Series Stack up against old rival Intel, maybe price performance comparison with raid zero configurations to make up of low capacity of some of these drives.
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  • ares1214
    Intel better come out with something fast. The only reason id buy one of their was for the capacities, as 80 gigs seems perfect for a ssd. Now with a decent competitor at those capacities, Intel drives lose that, and to be honest are fairly slow compared to a lot of new drives out now. No ssd is really slow though. They just have have the write speed of this, and no where near the read.
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  • ares1214
    AND WHEN IS SATA III GONNA BE USED?!?!?!?!
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  • makaveli316
    SSDs need few more years, maybe 2011 or early 2012 to see some decent prices with these drives. They are still too expensive for most people.
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  • Mark Heath
    9233732 said:
    AND WHEN IS SATA III GONNA BE USED?!?!?!?!
    When SATA II is saturated. Until you use up all of SATA II's bandwidth, then there's not much point using SATA III.
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  • scook9
    I currently get the same 4k performance out of my Intel G2 SSD........which will definitely be cheaper than this
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  • Kaiser_25
    MiharuWeak on write.But good product.really? those write speeds are weak? you dont know what your talking about, they are still amazing.
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