G.Skill 2.5 inch Phoenix Pro Series SATA300

  • G.Skill 2.5 inch Phoenix Pro Series SATA300
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Based on 11 scores, 27 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    3
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • SandForce controller reliable as ever; high random IOPS; competitive price.
  • Impressive 286MB/s read speeds in ATTO, Included mounting bracket, 3year warranty, Very close to that $100 price point.
  • Build Quality, Blazing Fast Read/Write Speeds, Up To 50.000 IOPS, 2.5' To 3.5' Bracket Included, Native TRIM Support, DuraClass/DuraWrite/RAISE Technologies, 120GB At The Price Of 100GB

Cons:

  • Cheap enclosure.
  • Poor write speeds in our testing

Expert reviews and ratings

By Maximum PC on 80

In our quest to cover the latest and greatest technology, we’re sometimes guilty of neglecting perfectly cromulent SKUs from smaller manufacturers. The Phoenix Pro series of solid-state drives is built on the same SandForce SF-1200 controller that...

By StorageReview on

At the end of the day, G.Skill's drive is going to have to compete the same way most SandForce-based drives have to: on price. Overall the Phoenix Pro is neither the fastest nor slowest drive in our lineup, but as a result it doesn't draw any...

By Clunk.org UK on 80

To sum up, if you are looking for a blisteringly fast drive that will keep up with and in some case surpass 99% of other drives out there in terms of IOPS performance and a three year warranty on top, then the G.Skill Phoenix Pro Drives are certainly...

By HEXUS.net on 70

G.Skill's Phoenix Pro is one of the fastest, most-affordable 40GB SSDs on the market. But whilst performance at the £80 price point is excellent, the drive faces stiff competition from a rising number of 60GB alternatives. G.Skill's own...

By Legit Reviews on

While the G.Skill Phoenix Pro 120GB SSD doesn't visibly standout from its peers, it's certainly a solid offering with performance that won't disappoint....

By TechRadar on 70

To RAID or not to RAID. That is the question. At least, it's an increasingly interesting question with the number of smaller, more affordable solid state drives (SSDs) on the rise. The latest example of just such an SSD is the new G.Skill Phoenix...

By BeHardware on

The Phoenix range is limited to 10 000 IOPS in random writes by the firmware but not the Phoenix Pros,...

By ThinkComputers on 80

First let’s talk about the capacity of this drive, 40GB. It seemed that the 60GB capacity was going to become the smallest capacity standard for solid state drives, but all of a sudden many manufacturers were coming out with 40GB drives. The...

By Real World Labs on

Although this review is more of a prelude of what’s to come at the end of the month with our quite huge SSD roundup we did manage to see the superiority of SSD drives even when compared to the latest SATA3 HDD model by Seagate. Of...

By 3dGameMan on

Video Review: 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...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

The Phoenix Pro is a fair bit faster on PCMark Vantage application tests than the non-Pro edition, and we measured marginally lower power consumption in most workload scenarios, as well. As a result, the Phoenix...

By HotHardware on

The Phoenix Pro's cost-per-GB is higher than the other drives we tested, but it does a fairly good job of justifying the price premium by offering somewhat higher overall performance. We were particularly pleased with the drive's performance in...

By Pureoverclock on

As we've said before and we'll continue to hammer any chance we can get, the single biggest bottleneck in modern systems is indeed the traditional plattered hard drive, and using an SSD in your system will make such a difference that you'll...

By Bit-tech.net on 70

We’ll admit it was hugely frustrating for us when, as we were wrapping up our looking at 100GB drives, the first 120GB drives started appearing in shops claiming identical performance for the same price. As we’ve seen from our results,...

By techPowerUp! on 89

G.SKILL offers two versions of their Phoenix SSD lineup. One normal version and one "Pro" version. The difference is that the Pro SSDs come with up to 50,000 IOPS enabled in the controller while the non-Pro is artificially limited to 20,000. As a...

By Guru of 3D on

Compared to the previously tested 100GB model we can see very little difference in terms of overall performance for the new 120GB sized Phoenix PRO. We spot really top notch performance, and that certainly does not disappoint, quite honestly ...the...

By ThinkComputers on 100

These new SandForce-based drives are really setting the standard for enthusiast solid state drives. The older drives we took a look at are really becoming budget drives and these new drives are becoming standard. These SandForce drives are really...

By Benchmark Reviews on 89

Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to ensure that all...

By HEXUS.net on 70

G.Skill's top-of-the-line solid-state drives are powered by the now-popular SandForce SF-1200 controller. Available in capacities of 60GB, 120GB and 240GB, with no diminution in performance for the smaller-capacity models, performance is excellent...

International Review By Hardwareluxx on

SSDs sind leider immer noch recht teuer und können daher sehr selten alle Festplatten in einem System ersetzen. Denkt man daher über die Anschaffung einer (kleinen) SSD nach, muss man sich überlegen, welche Daten auf dem schnellen...