In the race of High-performance PCI-E SSD market, one more player has joined the race. G.Skill has announced the PCI-E SSD named Phoenix Blade, using a PCI-E 2.0 x8 channel, SandForce master, capacity of 480GB. The official gives a very strong indicator, write speed reaches 2000MB/s along with up to 90,000 4KB random read and up to 245,000 4K random write IOPS. If we talk about the consumer-grade PCI-E SSDs, this one is smiling at the top.
G.Skill launches Phoenix Blade 480GB PCIe SSD, 2GB/s write Speed
In terms of look Phoenix Blade is looking very handsome, very delicate appearance, at least you can cater to high-end players YY psychology. The length of this Bad boy is17 cm, height 7 cm, thickness of 2.1 cm and weighs is 275 grams, using a PCI-E 2.0 x8 interfaces and equipped with equipped with four SandFore LSI SF-2281 SSD controllers in a RAID 0 setup..
The phoenix blade is equipped with SF master, this indicator is obviously relying on the theory of compressed data exchange, sequential read speed of 1950MB/ s, sequential write speed is only 1050MB/s. Of course, even if we consider only 1GB/s write speed, but still it’s very fast.
In addition, power consumption on standby is 8W, at a maximum usage power consumption is 18W.
For now S.Skill has not announced its price and the release date to the market, from the capacity and performance point of view, the price positioning is not low.