Packaging and External View
Our drive came to us as a press sample, so it did not include a retail box or fancy manual. But this is not a big deal since the drive was just released and at this level of performance who really cares about getting a fancy box or paper that tells you what an SSD is.
On the surface the G-Monster V5 looks like just about every other 2.5" form factor solid state drive.
I was surprised to find that the Warranty Void if Removed sticker was blocking access to the screw hole that would be used to mount the drive in many notebooks. The product identification label blocks the adjacent hole as well. This is really kind of a rookie mistake on PhotoFasts part and the company should address this issue in the future.
Here we see the power and data SATA connectors and they are where they should be .
On the side we found the mounting holes to be unobstructed and ready for installation.