G.Skill Introduces Phoenix EVO 115GB Solid State Drive

Another day, another solid state drive to consider for your rig. SSDs are becoming ever more tempting these days with increasing capacities, increasing speeds, more stability and lower prices. But of course, HDDs are following the same path, but at least some of the larger SSDs are now becoming viable alternatives from a value perspective. G.Skill is a name most commonly referred to when speaking about memory, but this week they're introducing a new solid state drive.

It's the Phoenix EVO 115GB, which uses the new SandForce SF-1222 controller and 2xnm NAND flash chips. It's rated at 280MBps / 270MBps, and comes with a 3-year warranty on top of that. There's no listed price, but it should be on soon for those in need of a 2.5" drop-in drive replacement.

G.Skill Unveils Phoenix EVO 115GB SSD

G.Skill today announces its new Phoenix EVO SSD using SandForce SF-1222 controller and 2xnm NAND flash chips. The Phoenix EVO drive contains 115GB with rated speed of read/write 280/270 MB/sec, and will be available via G.Skill authorized distribution partners in early April.

Taipei, Taiwan 1st April 2011 - G.Skill International Co. Ltd., manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid-state storage with solid quality, today announces its new Phoenix EVO SSD, utilizing the performance leading controller SandForce SF-1222 and high quality 2xnm NAND flash chips. The Phoenix EVO drive contains 115GB with rated speed of read/write 280/270 MB/sec, and will be available via G.Skill authorized distribution partners in early April.

Keeping pace with the flash manufacturers’ transition from 3xnm to 2xnm, G.Skill has utilized 2xnm flash chips for its award winning SSD, Phoenix family. To ensure the best performance and reliability during the transition, G.Skill has teamed up closely with SandForce and has run G.Skill Phoenix EVO through a wide range of rigorous tests with the latest firmware. All Phoenix EVO drives only use strictly selected original flash chips from key suppliers to guarantee the top reliability and stability.

Although 2xnm based Phoenix EVO requires more over-provisioning space and less performance comparing with G.Skill current 3xnm based Phoenix Pro drive, it certainly is a great choice for cost effectiveness and delivers a positive impact on affordability for the customer. On the other hand, all G.Skill Phoenix Pro drives still use only 3xnm flash ICs to guarantee the consistency of rated performance and capacity.

“The performance benchmark of G.Skill Phoenix EVO is listed on G.Skill official website. With the information transparency, consumers can easily choose the right product according to their desire and budget” said Wales Tsai, the G.Skill SSD product manager.

G.Skill Phoenix EVO SSD comes with 3 years warranty and the G.Skill technical team is always ready to provide consumers with complete technical support via online forums, telephone and email.
Via:  G.Skill
omegadraco 3 years ago

sweet, are solid state drives not just a bunch of memory chips so it would only be expected to see them get in the game.

rapid1 3 years ago

There are actually some OK deals right now. I think it will be bigger reduction's price wise in the next few months though.

LLeCompte 3 years ago

hmm im in the market for a ssd, so depending on price and benchmarks, i might pick one up.

JOMA 3 years ago

More competition is always a good thing. Drop those prices!!

wannab 3 years ago

I bought an OCZ vertex 2 not to long ago and have been super happy with it. I just wish the prices would drop some! I need a bigger hard drive. 60gb just isn't cutting it : /

Blazer 3 years ago

I can't wait for the prices to drop on ssd's so I can justify purchasing a couple to my wife. (She is incharge of any finacial decisions, lol )

rapid1 3 years ago

The prices have been dropping slowly and minimally for a while. I think this year is really going to start seeing larger changes though. People like Phoenix are actually great to see in this market. The more players the better for us. Of course OCZ and Intel are dropping new things now, so we should expect something from all the other large players by summer I would think. That means there will be price wars this summer or early fall, then when the holiday season starts we will see more fluctuation. These things will see the price level change significantly I would think this year. The larger the market in players and purchases grows the more standard the medium becomes.

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