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Exclusive Review of PhotoFast's G-Monster V5 256GB Solid State Disk - Packaging and External View

The G-Monster V5 is marketed as the world's fastest SSD. Let's have a look and see if this holds true!

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jul 30, 2009 9:09 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: PhotoFast

Packaging and External View

 

Exclusive Review of PhotoFast's G-Monster V5 256GB Solid State Disk

 

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.

 

Exclusive Review of PhotoFast's G-Monster V5 256GB Solid State Disk

 

On the surface the G-Monster V5 looks like just about every other 2.5" form factor solid state drive.

 

Exclusive Review of PhotoFast's G-Monster V5 256GB Solid State Disk

 

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.

 

Exclusive Review of PhotoFast's G-Monster V5 256GB Solid State Disk

 

Here we see the power and data SATA connectors and they are where they should be .

 

Exclusive Review of PhotoFast's G-Monster V5 256GB Solid State Disk

 

On the side we found the mounting holes to be unobstructed and ready for installation.

 

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