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G.Skill's Phoenix II SSD Using SF-2000 Series

Tuesday G.Skill International displayed its new line of SATA 6 Gb/s-based SSDs, the Phoenix II, at CeBIT 2011. Similar to other SSDs recently announced by Patriot Memory and Corsair over the past week, the new Phoenix II uses the SandForce SF-2200 processor to achieve sequential read speeds of 550 MB/s and write speeds of 500 MB/s. Little else is known about the SSDs in regards to capacities and pricing. However, G.Skill said the Phoenix II drives will ship in the middle of Q2 2011.

Last week SandForce officially revealed its new SF-2000 series processors. The SF-2200 for SSDs using the SATA 6 Gb/s interface enables sequential read and write speeds up to 500 MB/s although various manufacturers have obviously tweaked this to some degree to get an extra inch of speed. The SF-2100 processor for SSDs using the SATA 3 Gb/s interface achieves slower sequential read and write speeds up to 250 MB/s. SandForce said the single-chip "DRAM-less" SF-2000 processors bring features such as DuraClass Technology, OPAL security with 256-bit AES encryption and advanced ECC engine correcting.

In addition to the Phoenix II SSDs, G.Skill is also showcasing its new Sniper DDR3 Gaming Memory series. As the name may imply, the modules feature a unique gun-style heatspreader that will surely alarm parents while complimenting "the enthusiasm and style PC gaming enthusiasts who love to have their PC look as great as they play." As with the SSDs, pricing for the gun-shaped memory is unknown at the point, but will become available later this month.

G.Skill is also showcasing two memory kits: the 2,300 MHz CL7 and 2,133 MHz CL6. "These two will join the popular G.Skill RipjawsX family and allow overclocking enthusiasts to reach the absolute most performance out of their Intel P67 platforms," the company said.

  • jonathan1683
    so if you put them in raid0 you can get 1GB a second?
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  • eklipz330
    jonathan1683so if you put them in raid0 you can get 1GB a second?
    not quite, it says up to 500mb/s... that's max, not sequential
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  • razor512
    jonathan1683so if you put them in raid0 you can get 1GB a second?

    Probably, assuming that people other than the wealthy few who have funding sources such as oil companies, or own a facility that makes various popular CPU's with triple channel memory support, can afford this new SSD

    Knowing gskill they will price the SSD in a way that requires you to get very lucky in the stock market in order to buy one.
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  • silky salamandr
    Razor512Probably, assuming that people other than the wealthy few who have funding sources such as oil companies, or own a facility that makes various popular CPU's with triple channel memory support, can afford this new SSDKnowing gskill they will price the SSD in a way that requires you to get very lucky in the stock market in order to buy one.
    Since when is 250-310 dollars being wealthy? SSD's price per gig will always be garbage but if you want performance you will pay for it. If you go to work and take care of your family if you have one, then you should be able to save to buy whatever you want. Sure it youll have to wait as long as it takes to get 300 bucks but after you get a sence of accomplishment.

    I myself was waiting for Intels new offerings but am very dissappointed at the performance and that their using a Marvell controller! So Im selling my lightly used Intel 80g and purchasing something with the new Sandforce controller because the seem to be mopping up everybody.

    The best part is that Im no where near wealthy. Im just smart with my cash.
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  • darkguset
    eklipz330not quite, it says up to 500mb/s... that's max, not sequential
    Oh yes! It has already been done:
    http://thessdreview.com/latest-buzz/pushing-the-limits-of-ssd-storage/
    http://www.techreaction.net/2011/02/27/review-ocz-vertex-2-raid-testing/
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  • capt_taco
    I will be excited about this in a couple years, when a terabyte SSD doesn't cost as much as a car.
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  • nativeson8803
    damn i'm still loving my pro phoenix 2 120gb from this summer. honestly, i have always kept an upgraded rig and the one thing i can never go back to is a regular hdd. ssd is sooooo great. glad to see them progressing!
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  • banthracis
    Um sniper RAM has been on the market for a while now...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416&cm_re=g_skill_sniper-_-20-231-416-_-Product

    They even have a sniper ssd out
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231414&cm_re=g_skill_sniper-_-20-231-414-_-Product
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  • custodian-1
    Razor512Probably, assuming that people other than the wealthy few who have funding sources such as oil companies, or own a facility that makes various popular CPU's with triple channel memory support, can afford this new SSDKnowing gskill they will price the SSD in a way that requires you to get very lucky in the stock market in order to buy one.
    By the way have you bought a tank of gas lately?

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  • starryman
    Nice but I need the price.
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