G.Skill Phoenix Pro 60GB Solid State Drive Review

We reviewed our first SandForce-based solid state drive about a month ago and since then the SandForce drives we have checked out have either been 120 or 128GB drives.  While these are nice drives many people still cannot afford them.  Today we will be looking at a 60GB drive that is based on the SandForce controller.  The 60GB size is perfect for most systems as you can fit most of your programs and operating system on the drive then just use a regular SATA drive for all your media and other things.  The 60GB size is also great for upgrading your laptop’s hard drive.  Let’s check out the G.Skill Phoenix Pro 60GB Solid State Drive.

Special thanks to G.Skill for providing us with the Phoenix Pro 60GB Solid State Drive to review.


Model Name FM-25S2S-60GBP2
Controller SandForce SF-1200 Series
Form Factor 2.5″
Capacity 60GB*
DRAM Cache N/A
Interface Type SATA II
Performance Specifications
Read Rate 285MB/sec(Max)(Tested with ATTO 2.43)
Write Rate 275MB/sec(Max)(Tested with ATTO 2.43)
Sustained Write Up to 200MB/s
IOPS Up to 50000
(disk aligned ; 4KB random write)
Access Time <0.2ms
Environmental Specifications
Shock (operating) 1500G
Vibration (operating) 15G
Altitude (operating) 60000ft
Operating Temp. 0oC ~ +70oC
Reliability Specifications
MTBF +2,000,000 Hours
Data Reliability Built-in EDC/ECC function
Certifications RoHS FCC and CE Compliant
Warranty 3 years

The Phoenix Pro comes in very nice colorful packaging that is not much larger than the drive itself.  On the back there is some information about the drive and a list of specifications.

G.Skill Phoenix Pro 60GB Solid State Drive G.Skill Phoenix Pro 60GB Solid State Drive

Opening the drive up everything is nicely packed inside.  You will find the Phoenix Pro 60GB solid state drive, drive adapter, mounting screws, and a user’s guide.  Once again it is nice to see companies including the drive adapter.  While many new cases have 2.5-inch drive solutions most cases even ones released this year do not.

G.Skill Phoenix Pro 60GB Solid State Drive G.Skill Phoenix Pro 60GB Solid State Drive

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