Today’s high performance SATA 6Gbps solid state drives top out at around 590MB/s for read and write transfers. If you need something faster, you can slap a pair in a RAID 0 configuration, or switch over to PCI-Express. G.Skill chose both with its new Phoenix Blaze Series. Kicking off G.Skill’s Phoenix Blade line is a 480GB PCIe SSD equipped with four LSI SF-2281 SSD controllers in a RAID 0 setup.
If you have been in the market for an SSD lately, you may have noticed there’s a limit to the read and write speeds on offer. Even the premium models top out around the 550MB/s mark. That’s ample for just about anything you want to do on a PC, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have faster storage, and that’s where PCIe SSDs come in. G.Skill has just announced the Phoenix Blade PCIe SSD. It’s a 480GB SSD that sits in a PCIe Gen 2.0 8x slot on your motherboard and claims to offer read and write speeds of 2GB/s–four-times faster than the best SATA3 SSDs on the market today.