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Written by Olin Coles   
Sunday, 04 July 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
G.Skill Phoenix Pro SandForce SSD
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: G.Skill Phoenix Pro
SandForce SF-1200 SSD Controller
SSD Testing Methodology
AS-SSD Benchmark
ATTO Disk Benchmark
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 Tests
Iometer IOPS Performance
EVEREST Disk Benchmark
HDD vs Hybrid Drive vs SSD
G.Skill Phoenix Pro Conclusion

AS-SSD Benchmark

Alex Schepeljanski of Alex Intelligent Software develops the free AS SSD Benchmark utility for testing storage devices. The AS SSD Benchmark tests sequential read and write speeds, input/output operational performance, and response times. Because this software receives frequent updates, Benchmark Reviews recommends that you compare results only within the same version family.

Beginning with sequential read and write performance, the 60GB G.Skill Phoenix Pro Solid State Drive produced 198.58 MB/s read speed, and 95.00 MB/s write performance. The sequential file transfer speeds have traditionally been low with this benchmark tool, especially for SandForce controllers, which is why we will concentrate on the operational IOPS performance for this section.

Single-threaded 4K IOPS performance delivers 21.54 MB/s read and 61.65 MB/s write, which is among the highest results we've recorded. Similarly, the 64-thread 4K reads recorded 107.29 MB/s while write performance was 91.06... both earning the G.Skill Phoenix Pro SSD a spot among the top results in our charts.

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Displayed in the chart below, the 64-thread 4KB IOPS performance results for several enthusiast-level storage products illustrates which products offer the best operation under load:

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Drive Hardware

In the next section, Benchmark Reviews tests transfer rates using ATTO Disk Benchmark.



 

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# RE: G.Skill Phoenix Pro SandForce SSDtuleggi 2010-07-06 23:17
Hello, I have noticed that in the "Iometer IOPS Performance" you already have the performance of the Vertex 2 in the graphics, I guess this is a preview? ;-)

Also if it is not asking too much could you also test in parallel the Vertex LE (Limited Edition)?
This because there are many confusion around the web and although they seems to perform similar (Vertex 2 and Vertex LE), it would be nice for the customer to understand which one of these two is the fastest!
I trust Benchmarkreviews!!
thanks!
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# RE: RE: G.Skill Phoenix Pro SandForce SSDOlin Coles 2010-07-07 05:46
The Vertex-2 review is coming in the next few days; I just happened to be making charts and already had the results for this test. The Vertex LE will not be tested at this time because we do not have a sample. I assure you though, nobody could ever tell the difference in performance without a synthetic benchmark.
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