G.Skill Phoenix Pro 

Released June, 2010
  • 120 GB
  • 2.5" SATA II

Benchmark Results: Again we see comparable results to the other SandForce controlled drives with the Phoenix Pro posting a very solid overall score.
by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2010)
Performance concerns aside for a moment, it's worth noting that the Phoenix Pros make a good impression thanks to their quality brushed alloy enclosures and bundled 2.5-inch-to-3.5-inch drive bay adapters.
by Tech Radar (Oct, 2010)

Reviews Word on the street for the G.Skill Phoenix Pro

SKILL's Phoenix Pro SSD comes in a normal package that looks much less spectacular than what is inside.

SSDs deliver a number of knock-out performance and efficiency advantages compared to conventional drives, which are based on rotating magnetic platters.


8.3 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


As the population of SandForce-based drives broaden and become more dominant among the enthusiast level drives, we are seeing a plateau of performance - mostly limited by the SATA II bandwidth.
by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2010)
It's no slouch in our real-world application tests either, even if it is a little slower in our application install test than we expect from a SandForce-powered drive.
by Tech Radar (Oct, 2010)
The difference is that the Pro SSDs come with up to 50,000 IOPS enabled in the controller while the non-Pro is artificially limited to 20,000.
by techPowerUp!


It features the typical SATA power connector and a SATA II data connector.
by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2010)
Really, these are all pushing the limits of what the SATA II interface is capable of so you can't reasonably expect to see one really outshine the others.
by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2010)
Moving into 2011, with the growing number of users adopting SATA 6Gbps motherboard and PCI-E based drives, we expect to see performance of SSDs increase dramatically.
by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2010)


It's a seriously quick little SSD.
by Tech Radar (Oct, 2010)
As a result, G.SKILL's Phoenix Pro 240 GB is the fastest SSD we tested so far.
by techPowerUp!
Skill hasn't been the most active in terms out putting out SSDs but sometimes slow and steady wins the race.
by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2010)


If you already have an older SSD and are debating an upgrade to a Sandforce based model, don't expect any huge performance increases, the additional space is always nice though.
by techPowerUp!
The flash chips are made by Intel and have a capacity of 16 GB each, they are made on Intel's 34 nm process node.
by techPowerUp!
With that in mind, one obvious solution is pairing up two 40GB drives in a RAID 0 array and thereby doubling up capacity at the same time as pushing performance to a whole new level.
by Tech Radar (Oct, 2010)


All things being equal, the buyer should give consideration the type and quality of support/service offered as well should something go wrong.
by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2010)
Around the back side, we see the same pattern sans the controller along with a few quality control stickers for for good measure.
by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2010)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Capacity 120 GB
Interface SATA II
Interface speed 3 Gbit/s
Controller SandForce 1200
Memory type MLC

form factor

Form factor 2.5"

manufacturer performance

MTBF 2,000,000 hours
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