G.SKILL Phoenix Blade 480GB PCIe SSD released
G.Skill Phoenix Blade 480GB PCIe SSD
Published: 22nd October 2014 | Source: GSkill |
G.Skill Phoenix Blade 480GB PCIe SSD released.
Designed with the latest flash-based solid state storage technology and integrating error correction and failure handling support, the Phoenix Blade PCIe SSD is G.Skills latest storage solution for extreme gaming, professional graphic design, industrial design, and HD video & audio content creators.
Designed on a PCIe Gen 2.0 x8 interface and built with x4 LSI SF-2281 SSD controllers in a RAID0 setup, read and write performance are claimed to be up to 4 times faster than a typical SATA3 SSD. The Pheonix Blade's massive 480GB array of MLC flash is aimed at eliminating bottlenecks in data transfer lanes, as well as allowing for lightening fast read and write speeds. The G.SKILL Phoenix Blade PCIe SSD is pushing the maximum limit of read and write speeds with up to 2,000MB per second, so large data transfers are faster than ever!
The new G.SKILL Phoenix Blade PCIe SSD delivers an impressive 245K IOPS! With this, the performance boost in data intensive processing, such as professional graphic/industrial design and HD multimedia content creation software applications, will be very impressive. TRIM (where the OS is able to tell the SSD which blocks are no longer needed) and SCSI UNMAP support with major Windows OS versions help maintain consistent write performance, reduce flash deterioration, and most importantly, extend drive life expectancy. Not to mention an extensive set of 'S.M.A.R.T.' attributes allow users to monitor the drive’s health, allowing users to take preventative measures against possible data loss.
CRC data protection prevents data corruption during data transfers. By implementing BCH ECC of up to 55 bits per sector and RAID-5-like data protection, flash cell errors and page/block failures aren't worth worrying about. The G.SKILL Phoenix Blade PCIe SSD includes a 3-year limited warranty and full technical support.
For full technical specifications please visit the G.Skill website.
Is it worth splashing the cash on something like this? If you're a storage enthusiast or a professional who needs the read/write speeds and additional protection against drive failure, is this the kind of kit you're after?
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