Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 11/13/2014 09:15 AM [ 17 comment(s) ]
We'll be testing the GSKILL Phoenix Blade PCIe SSD today. Let me just quickly throw some numbers at you that will get a smile on your face, so how does 2,000 MB/s maximum read and write performance sound? Yes Sir, or 245K IOPS? That's the kind of performance GSKILL offers to the performance aficionados in the year 2014.
G.Skill has a product here that they should be very proud off, as they made a touch choice, they also are moving towards the all new Indilinx Barefoot controller inside that SSD drive. As such they can fight off the small-block size issues plaguing SSDs based on the JMicron controllers. This product as that phat 64MB cache inside the falcon to deal with it, and combined with Samsung NAND flash modules we reach over 250 MB/sec read speeds and get this, 190 MB/sec write speeds.
We take the G.Skill 128 GB Titan SSD for a spin. A SATA-II 2.5" drive with a reasonable pricetag for SSD standards. It offers 200 MB/sec read and 160 MB/sec write speeds. Over the next few pages we'll take you into the review, tell a thing or two about the technology and obviously test the product to see where it stands out in performance compared to other SSD and HDD drives.