Thanks to BIOSTAR, we’ll be taking a quick look at their G330 SSD 256GB. This particular model is aimed at the mainstream and gaming market, and promises 10% faster performance over their G300 series of SSD. It utilizes a new-generation of SMI SM2258 SSD controller and Micron 3D TLC NAND chips, along with 256Mb DDR3 DRAM cache.
Last week, we reviewed the BIOSTAR G300, which we fully recommend it due to its good performance and affordable low price. Without doubt, it’s definitely one of the best price/performance ratio of any SSD currently on the market.
Looking at the specifications, BIOSTAR claims that the G330 offers a maximum read performance of 565MB/s with a write speed of 515MB/s. It’s definitely a slight improvement over the G300 (read: 550Mb/s, write: 480Mb/s), but let’s see if it performs as well as it says on the box!
Here’s a little blurb about BIOSTAR taken from their website …
In 1980,the IT industry was growing at a phenomenal rate. With wide experience in buying and selling electronic parts as well as researching on future demands for mainboards and add-on cards , the founder of BIOSTAR GROUP,established BIOSTAR MICROTECH INTERNATIONAL CORP in 1986.
In the early years, BIOSTAR concentrated on the manufacture of mainboards built for XT form factor. To maintain steady business growth, BIOSTAR managed to keep a large portion of its capital and manpower invested on the design and development of new products, which at the same time has enabled it to stay competitive in the rapid evolution of the computer industry.
BIOSTAR has enriched its competence in the design and manufacture of products such as add-on cards, multi-media and system products to develop the market and meet the demands of customers for more integrated solutions. In order to expand its capacity to meet customer demand globally, BIOSTAR was the first to establish a manufacturing facility in China in 1990. In 1998, its sales revenues exceeded US$130 million and it ranked 227th among the top 1000 enterprises in Taiwan. Furthermore,BIOSTAR obtained an ISO 9001 certification in 1999 and became a publicly listed company in the same year. BIOSTAR’s future has limitless possibilities.
The BIOSTAR G330 comes with all the features of the original G300, including the same super slim 6.8mm thickness, shock-proof design and low operating temperatures.
It will be interesting to see how the BIOSTAR G330 SSD will perform. Armed with a new-generation SMI SM2258 SSD controller, I’m expecting the performance to be higher than the original G300. Let’s move on and check out the specifications on the next page.