Making its way to our local market is the Apacer range of SSD and what we have here is the Panther AS330 series.
As this is the 120GB model, Apacer claims
– Sustained Read Performance(MB/sec) up to 495 MB/s
– Sustained Write Performance(MB/sec) up to 385 MB/s.
It is a neat looking drive, although I must say the surface pattern reminds me of a crocodile more than a panther. Regardless, let’s move a long for the benchmarks.
What am I seeing? This is the first time I see results being higher than the claimed specs!
The Apacer Panther AS330 120GB SSD retails at RM229 and it comes with 3 years warranty, that’s an excellent price for 120GB SSD and what’s more assuring is that Apacer is a well-known brand and a veteran when it comes to memory / flash related products. My first USB drive that’s on 256MB in size was an Apacer, you can imagine how vast is their experience in this field.