View Full Version : New PhotoFast G-Monster-1,8 ZIF V3 for Rev.A?

Sep 13, 2009, 01:51 PM
Thereīs a new ssd from Photofast in 1.8 Zif "V3"for our Air Rev.A, could this be the one that solve our nightmares????

It appears to be as fast as the Mtron and others that doesnīt work, it use an indilix controller. If this works, and speedy as the specs said, it could be a good choice. Read and Write 100MB/s (PATA) Max. Sequential (probably not more than 79 as always.... but thatīs 3 times better than my crappy samsung hd....)

As we see on the forum the V1 and V2 appears to work(a bit slow around 26 MB/s) . Does anyone try the V3?

G-Monster-18" ZIF V3 SSD
Non-volatile Flash Memory
Support True IDE Mode HDD Compatible
Wear Leveling technology
Low power consumption
High Reliability
BCN 13/24 bit ECC (Error Code Correction) technology
Capacity from 32GB to 128GB
Support PIO mode 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
Ultra DMA 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
Support SMART commend set
Support ATA security commend set

Physical Specifications
54.0mm x D: 71.0mm x H:5.0mm
Weight :
Input Voltage :
3.3V ą 5%
Power consumptionOperation:
200mA ~ 300mA (Typical)
Standby: 3mA ~ 5mA (Typical)
Connector :
40 pin ZIF FPC Connector
Capacity :
32GB , 64GB & 128GB
High Performance
Transfer Modes
PIO mode 0~6, UDMA mode 0~6
Support NAND Flash
Both SLC & MLC flash supported

Read : 100MB/s (PATA) Max. Sequential Read
Write : 100MB/s (PATA) Max. Sequential Write

more info: http://www.photofast.tw/2009ENG/products/ssd-18zifv3.html

Sep 14, 2009, 11:28 AM
Looks promising.
How do you know there's an indilinx (barefoot?) controller in it?

The new G-Monster V3 SSD is available with three different interfaces of connection 40-pin ZIF, 44-pin IDE or 50-pin IDE connectors.

Be careful to get the 40pin ZIF version.

Sep 16, 2009, 05:15 PM
It appears to be based on the mix INDILNIX/ELPIDA controllers

This SSD, G-Monster 1.8 IDE V3 (PF18Z32GSSDIDEV3), employs Indilinx IDX110M00-LC (Barefoot) as controller, Elpida S51321CBH-6DTT-F as DRAM cache (64MB), SunplusIT SATALink SPIF223A-HF022 as PATA to SATA bridge and Samsung K9LBG08U0M as MLC NAND flash (4GB x8 =32GB).

The same itīs applicable to the 1.8 ZIF modell

This link itīs a view of the same model for IDE interface.