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PhotoFast G-Monster eSATA V2 Portable SSD on a Stick - Final Thoughts

SSD on a stick, tasty for some - but is this technology ready for the mainstream yet?

| Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Sep 3, 2009 3:58 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%      Manufacturer: PhotoFast

Final Thoughts

 

It is just not right! Here we have a full blown solid state drive that is small enough to carry in your pocket or on your key chain everyday and outperforms most people's internal hard drives. In the past I was skeptical at some of the claims coming from PhotoFast and their high-speed products, but now that I have spent time with all of their latest technology, I can say the company is for real and their products are some of the fastest we have seen.

 

High performance rarely comes with a mainstream price and the G-Monster eSATA sticks to this rule. At 249 USD for the 64GB drive that we tested today the drive does have a price premium over USB products with the same capacity. The 128GB model is a lot closer to the USB drives and it would be very easy to spend an extra fifty Dollars, but the 64GB model with an eighty Dollar premium may be a little tough to swallow if you can't wrap your head around the idea of transferring data in 5x the time it would take a USB drive. All it really takes is sitting through a large transfer to change your mind.

 

One of the most overlooked uses for these will be the ability to boot off of the G-Monster eSATA. There are times when I would love to break out an old game that would only work with Windows 98; Jane's USAF comes to mind right away. No one really wants to deal with dual or triple booting just to spend a couple of hours dropping bombs, but installing an older OS to a flash drive that can double as portable storage is very nice. Not to forget that your game will load a lot faster than it did on that Maxtor 30GB you use to play the game on.

 

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