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BIOSTAR G330 256GB SATA III SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Feb 20, 2018 2:00 pm
TweakTown 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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