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New PhotoFast G-Monster-1,8 ZIF V3 for Rev.A?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by poteck, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    #1
    There´s 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 doesn´t 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 that´s 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
    Features
    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

    Specifications
    Physical Specifications
    Dimensions:
    54.0mm x D: 71.0mm x H:5.0mm
    Weight :
    13g~25g
    Input Voltage :
    3.3V ± 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
    Performance

    ****************************************
    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
     
  2. macrumors member

    #2
    Looks promising.
    How do you know there's an indilinx (barefoot?) controller in it?
    Be careful to get the 40pin ZIF version.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

    #3
    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 it´s applicable to the 1.8 ZIF modell

    This link it´s a view of the same model for IDE interface.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/35497088@N06/3878938225/in/photostream/
     

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