Strontium Gamma 115GB & Matrix 120GB SSD Review

IMG 8973 Strontium Gamma 115GB & Matrix 120GB SSD Review

Just about every memory manufacturer has jumped on the solid state drive bandwagon – and Singapore-based Strontium is no exception. We take a look at two SSDs from Strontium's Matrix and Gamma product lines.

Singapore-based memory manufacturer Strontium is one of the more recent entrants to the consumer SSD market. They currently have two SSD product lines: the Gamma series, which uses the SandForce SF-1222 controller, and the Matrix series, which uses the Marvell 88SS9174-BLD2 controller.

Today, we'll be looking at the Strontium Gamma 115GB and Strontium Matrix 120GB. Both drives are backed by a three year warranty.

IMG 8974 Strontium Gamma 115GB & Matrix 120GB SSD Review

Specifications

  Strontium Gamma 115GB Strontium Matrix 120GB
Controller SandForce SF-1222 Marvell 88SS9174-BLD2
Interface Supports 1.5/3.0Gbps SATA I/II interface
Supports SATA 3.0Gb/s NCQ and AHCI commands
Fully Compliant with ATA/ATAPI-7 Standard
Supports SMART (Self-Monitor Analysis and Reporting Technology)
TRIM support (O/S support required)
Supports Secure Erase and Write Protect function
Supports Dynamic and Static Wear Levelling
Data integrity under power-cycling ( > 6,000 times)
Supports F/W upgrade function
Supports 6/3.0Gbps SATA III/II interface
Fully Compliant with ATA/ATAPI-7 Standard
Supports SMART (Self-Monitor Analysis and Reporting Technology)
TRIM support (O/S support required)
Supports Secure Erase and Write Protect function
Supports Dynamic and Static Wear Levelling
Data integrity under power-cycling ( > 6,000 times)
Flash 25nm MLC 25nm MLC
Performance Maximum sequential read speed 280 Mbps
Maximum sequential write speed 270 Mbps
Random 4K write performance of 50,000 IOPS (4K aligned)
Maximum sequential read speed 415 Mbps
Maximum sequential write speed 175 Mbps
Random 4K write performance of 50,000 IOPS (4K aligned)
Power Consumption Active < 2.0W
Idle < 0.5W
Active < 150mW
Warranty 3 years 3 years
Temperature Operating Temperature: 0°C~+70°C
Storage Temperature: -20°C ~+85°C
Operating Temperature: 0°C~+70°C
Storage Temperature: -20°C ~+85°C
Humidity 0°C~55°C / 95% RH, 10cycles  
Operating Shock 1,500G, duration 0.5ms, half sine wave 1,500G, duration 0.5ms, half sine wave
Vibration 20G peak, 10~2KHz with 3axis 2 –500 Hz at 3.1G
MTBF >1,000,000 Hours >1,200,000 Hours
Form Factor 2.5" 2.5"
Compliance Fully Compliant with RoHS directive
CE and FCC compatibility
Fully Compliant with RoHS directive
CE and FCC compatibility
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