G.Skill Phoenix Pro 40GB Solid State Drive Review

Testing – HDTune Pro
HDTune Pro is one of the most popular hard drive software suites available. It has many different benchmarks and tests built into it. Our first test is the read benchmark, which tests the average read speed and access time of the drive.

G.Skill Phoenix Pro 40GB Solid State Drive

G.Skill Phoenix Pro 40GB Solid State Drive

As you can see the drive performed pretty well, topping out at 188.5MB/s with an average read of 184.2MB/s.  This is good, but does fall short of the other 2 drives.  Next we have the write benchmark.

G.Skill Phoenix Pro 40GB Solid State Drive

G.Skill Phoenix Pro 40GB Solid State Drive

As you can see from the HDTune Pro results the read test was very jumpy, giving us an average of 154.1MB/s.  Since the release of HDTune 3.5 there has been a new Random Access test added to the software. This test measures the performance of random read and write operations. Tests are taken in 512b, 4KB, 64KB, 1MB, and random file sizes. The performance of the drive is reported in operations a second (IOPS), average access time and average speed. Here are both the results from the read and write random access tests.

G.Skill Phoenix Pro 40GB Solid State Drive

G.Skill Phoenix Pro 40GB Solid State Drive

If we look at the 4K results they are both around 5K, which is what we like to see, but these scores are still lower than the 60GB Phoenix Pro we reviewed a little while ago.  We conclude our HDTune Pro testing with the file benchmark.

G.Skill Phoenix Pro 40GB Solid State Drive

The file benchmark tops out at around 260MB/s read and 255MB/s write.

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