GSKill Phoenix Pro: Little Drive, Lotta Performance

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For our next set of tests, we used SiSoft SANDRA, the the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. Here, we used the Physical Disk test suite and provided the results from our comparison SSDs. Drives were erased prior to the run and tested in a non-partitioned state.

SiSoft SANDRA 2010
Synthetic Benchmarks

Sandra's sequential read/write tests tend to be higher than HD Tune's, and sometimes show a different pattern of results. Here, Crucial's C300's leads overall read performance, a whisker ahead of the other drives. The X25-M slips far to the rear When it comes to write rates, the Corsair F100 leads the GSkill by a some 14 percent. The C300 falls well behind the SandForce, but is still some 68 percent faster than the X25-M.

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InfinityzeN 4 years ago

The 120GB version seems to be a much better buy.  60GB really is getting too small for your boot drive, since after formatting, installing Win7, swap file, and updates you will be left with maybe 20GB.

3vi1 4 years ago

I don't know about that InfinityzeN. I resized the 80GB SSD in my system into two 40GB partitions. The partition with Win7 still has 12GB free.

The partition with Linux has 29GB free.

animatortom 4 years ago

Seems to be about average price. I picked up my 64GB Kingston three months ago for 144. Now we are seeing the 128GB's get down to that price.

After Win7 and ten of the major programs I still have about 35GB's left. So for right now 64Gb is good enough without having to blow a wad on a 128GB SSD.

Joel H 4 years ago

...You've got a drastically overinflated idea of how much space a Win 7 takes up. As far as I know, you need 10-12GB for OS + swapfile + Updates.

I agree with your assessment on 60GB being too small, but Win 7 isn't anywhere near that big. :P

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