- Impressive Performance
- SATA SSD with 3D NAND Capability
- Justifiable Price Tag
Now, PCs and Laptops are loaded with storages that’s literally super-fast and data transfers are ridiculously amazing. Even for those who are out there looking for a replacement for their older storages are looking out for SSDs and so much more. There are too many players out there and the best one costs a pretty penny. But it looks like this home-grown brand is bringing that at a price that no one expected to see. Meet PhiDisk WrathKeeper, their 2.5” SATA SSD. We have been using it for a while and it’s time for us to share whether it’s the one to go for.
As we mentioned earlier, the Phidisk WrathKeeper is a 2.5” SATA SSD that fits in nice and snug in a PC – which is what it’s recommended for but if you want to have like an external Portable SSD, it works too. In fact, if you have an empty 2.5” HDD Bay in your Laptop or if you are planning to replace that HDD, it works as well. The whole SSD is constructed in a plastic shell and that’s completely fine.
In terms of specification, we have mentioned earlier that the Wrathkeeper is a 2.5” SATA SSD that uses the third generation (III) of SATA interface. The perk of this particular version is that it has the capability to push data up to 600MB/s and fret not, as it does support backwards compatibility with SATA 3 GB/s. The SSD has the capability to handle temperatures up to 70 degree Celsius and has a Shock resistance of 500G/2ms.
We have divided this part into two different part – Synthetic and Real Day Performance.
In our Synthetic test, we benchmarked the SSD with CrystalDiskMark and ATTO. Following that, we even verified the specification of the SSD with the help of CrystalDiskInfo. Starting off with our CrystalDiskInfo, there’s nothing much to talk as it is pretty straightforward. We have mentioned everything in the specification. But what we didn’t is the fact that it supports features like SMART, NCQ and TRIM which sure is a nice touch. What TRIM does is that it can improve the performance of the data that’s being written to the SSD and that contributing to a longer SSD lifespan. This is something that you’ll only find in a NAND Storage and if you’re wondering – yes, it is a 3D NAND SSD.
The CrystalDiskMark and ATTO scores are straightforward – well it is. According to CrystalDiskMark 5.2.1 we used, the SSD has a Sequential Read (Q32T1) of 551.3MB/s and a Write of 487.0MB/s respectively. Following that we have the 4K (Q32T1) Read speed at 203.9MB/s and Write speed of 198.0MB/s. This is pretty much what I expected, and it lives up to what Phidisk listed as well. According to them the SSD has the capability to push Read Speeds upto 570MB/s and Write Speeds up to 550MB/s and honesty, I am happy with the results I see here. For those who’d like to take a look at the ATTO results, you can check out the screenshot.
Now onto the Real Day performance. We recently went through a snag with a close one where her SSD failed (it’s a story for another day), so, we recovered the data – which is worth 120GB and moved into the Wrathkeeper and the results are pretty promising. It took less than 25 minutes to move all the data. It started off with a peak where it transferred data at 500MB/s, and it dipped down to 100-120MB/s which is still okay and getting it moved in less than 30 minutes is pretty good enough in my book. Now we also monitored the temperature to see if there areany anomalies but there just isn’t always one – the temperature stayed at 33 degrees Celsius.
That’s our review on the Phidisk Wrathkeeper I – 240GB. Honestly, I am surprised that the SSD has the capability to push things further and offers impressive speeds and quality. What makes it special is the fact that it’s made from a homegrown brand – Malaysia. Now yes, it’s just an SSD and you might be wondering, what’s so special about this over the others. The Phidisk Wrathkeeper 240GB that we reviewed here is priced at RM 259.90 and it comes with 5 Years of warranty.
It’s worth every penny and dime you spend, and we are pleased with the results we see here. Well, if this SSD still doesn’t fit your budget, we have another one in the house from Phidisk – the PhantomKnight, which you can read about it here. 😊