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Zotac Premium Edition 240GB SATA III SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Nov 10, 2015 2:50 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: ZOTAC

Zotac Premium 240GB SATA III SSD

 

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Zotac's Premium Edition SSD retails in a small square gray box with yellow trim. The front of the box advertises the drive's capacity, sequential performance, warranty and data protection features.

 

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The rear of the packaging lists the contents and lists some benefits common to SSDs.

 

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Inside the box, we find the drive itself nestled in a black plastic tray. Also included is a paper quick start guide and four mounting screws.

 

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The front of the drive's black colored aluminum enclosure is simplistic and attractive.

 

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The back half of the drive's aluminum enclosure has a manufacturer's label that lists the drive's model number, capacity, serial number and other relevant information.

 

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The drive's full-length PCB is attached to the bottom of the drive's aluminum enclosure with four screws.

 

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The drive's S10 controller, half of its flash packages and DRAM cache package are located on this side of the full-length PCB.

 

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This side of the PCB houses the remaining half of the drive's flash packages, along with various surface mounted components.

 

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A close-in view of the Phison S10 controller that powers the Zotac Premium SSD.

 

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A close-in view of one the drive's eight 19nm Toshiba MLC Toggle Mode BGA flash packages.

 

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Finally, a close-in view of the drive's 256MB Nanya DDR3 DRAM package.

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