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Exclusive Review of PhotoFast's G-Monster V5 256GB Solid State Disk (Page 4)

By Chris Ramseyer on Jul 30, 2009 at 04:09 am CDT - 0 mins, 46 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 88%Manufacturer: PhotoFast

The PhotoFast G-Monster V5 SSD Internals

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

Just scratching the surface, we can see that there is definitely something different about the G-Monster V5. Normally when we open up solid state drives we are presented with a single PCB that has all of the controllers, memory and cache drives laid out as once piece. The section where the external power and data connectors on the V5 is actually the RAID control area that PhotoFast sells by itself as the G-Monster Evolution.

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

After removing a couple of screws we were able to disassemble the entire unit and break it down into three pieces. Here we see the Evolution RAID controller that takes two standard SSDs and connects them to a single SATA data cable. Below the controller we see the two modified G-Monster V3 cards. The cards are identical but we have flipped one over to show the front and back side.

Now let's see how the drive performs!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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