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BIOSTAR G330 256GB SATA III SSD Review (Page 2)

Jon Coulter | Feb 20, 2018 at 08:00 am CST - 1 min, 13 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 66%Manufacturer: BIOSTAR

BIOSTAR G330 256GB SATA III SSD

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The front of the packaging features an image of a BIOSTAR SATA SSD. Capacity, interface and warranty are advertised here.

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The rear of the packaging shows that this is actually a box from the previous BIOSTAR G300 SSD, and that they just put a sticker on the front to sort of update it. The back of the box doesn't accurately describe what is inside, because there is no mention of 3D flash, or a 6.8mm "Laser formed" enclosure - both of which are highly promoted on the G330's web page.

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Contained within the packaging is the drive and a printed quick installation guide.

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The drives matte-black enclosure is formed from sheet aluminum. There is an attractive logo at the center.

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The bottom and sides of the enclosure are also formed from sheet aluminum. There is a manufacturer's label listing the particulars of the drive.

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Popping the enclosure open reveals the controller-side of a half-length PCB, held in-place with 3 screws.

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This side of the PCB houses two of the drive's three, 32-layer 3D TLC flash packages, a Silicon Motion SM2258 4-channel controller and a SK hynix 256MB DDR3 DRAM package

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This side of the PCB houses one flash package.

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A close-in view of the drive's controller, Micron flash package, and SK Hynix DRAM cache package.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Jon Coulter

Jon became a computer enthusiast when Windows XP launched. He was into water cooling and benching ATI video cards with modded drivers. Jon has been building computers for others for more than 10 years. Jon became a storage enthusiast the day he first booted an Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD. Look for Jon to bring consumer SSD reviews into the spotlight.

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