GSKill Phoenix Pro: Little Drive, Lotta Performance

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GSKill Phoenix Pro: Little Drive, Lotta PerformanceSSDs account for just a fraction of the storage market in terms of units shipped, but high consumer interest and significant profit margins have brought manufacturers in droves. GSkill isn't exactly a newcomer to the field, but the sheer number of companies in the dogpile make it more difficult for any single manufacturer to win a definitive lead against the others, at least in terms of technology alone. Today we're reviewing GSkill's 60GB Phoenix Pro. This relatively diminutive drive is meant to offer enthusiasts an attractive balance between price and performance, but the Phoenix Pro is fighting to distinguish itself in a tight field...

GSKill Phoenix Pro: Little Drive, Lotta Performance

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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.

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Joel H replied on Thu, Aug 26 2010 8:07 PM

...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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3vi1 replied on Thu, Aug 26 2010 9:42 PM

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.

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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.

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