AMD Radeon R7 Series 240GB SSD Review

The news about AMD entering the SSD arena wasn’t a joke, with us here at goldfries.com’s lab is the 240GB version of the AMD’s range of SSD.

AMD Radeon R7 Series 240GB SSD Review

Within the package lies the SSD, a drive bay adapter and some screws.

AMD Radeon R7 Series 240GB SSD Review

AMD’s signature red & black theme is all over the place, the patterns on the box are also seen on the drive itself.

AMD Radeon R7 Series 240GB SSD Review

Lo and behold, it’s an OCZ product! šŸ™‚ And you thought AMD is into SSD production, no they are not. According to TechPowerUp the Radeon R7 SSD is basically an OCZ Vector 150, that’s downclocked and using slightly newer flash chips.

AMD Radeon R7 Series 240GB SSD Review

More Details

Here are the key bits from the Press Desk from AMD.

AMD Radeon R7 Series 240GB SSD Review

AMD Radeon R7 Series 240GB SSD Review

AMD Radeon R7 Series 240GB SSD Review

AMD Radeon R7 Series 240GB SSD Review

Benchmark

Starting off we have benchmarks from ATTO.

AMD Radeon R7 Series 240GB SSD Review

The next benchmark is from CrystalDiskMark

AMD Radeon R7 Series 240GB SSD Review

The read and write speeds are really good and you shouldn’t worry about not getting anything close to the rated performance.

The Verdict

The AMD Radeon R7 240GB retails at $164 USD and comes with 4 years warranty. No details on availability and pricing for the Malaysian market yet but I’ll update the post should I receive any news.

As long as the price in Malaysia hovers around RM 500 range, it should be decently competitive towards other drives in the market.

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