When it comes to 40GB SSDs, users are looking for the best SSD experience they can get for the least amount of money. Until SandForce released their 40GB configuration, you could get a low cost 40GB SSD, but the products available lacked a pleasant experience.
When it comes to the price, G.Skill was forced to follow suit. With Intel and Kingston shooting for the 100 USD price point, G.Skill is forced to aim for the same mark. As it sits now, the 40GB Phoenix Pro will set you back 120 USD; not too far off that magical target of 100 USD. Even though G.Skill wasn't able to hit their target in the bull's-eye, they did manage to get their 40GB Phoenix Pro lower than other competing drives, a place where we've found G.Skill many times before.
When it comes to performance, the 40GB Phoenix Pro is able to deliver the general performance users looking to spend this amount of money are looking for. The Pro isn't going to deliver record setting benchmark numbers, but if you are just looking for fast boot times, it will deliver. Advanced users looking to keep more than just a couple of programs on their drive will need to look further up the capacity chain, but for Windows, Office and a game you are good to go with the 40GB drive.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, Pricing and Availability]
- Page 2 [The Packaging]
- Page 3 [The G.Skill Phoenix Pro 40GB SSD]
- Page 4 [Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - HD Tune Pro]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Everest Random Access Time]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Crystal Disk Mark]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - AS SSD]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - Passmark]
- Page 11 [Final Thoughts]