GALAX Gamer Series 120GB / 240GB SSD Review

From the makers of legendary graphic cards like under the Hall of Fame comes a range of SSD that’s branded under their GAMER series like their new GTX 980 SOC.

GALAX Gamer Series 120GB / 240GB SSD Review

The GALAX Gamer Series SSD comes in a very simple package – just the drive and a SATA cable.

GALAX Gamer Series 120GB / 240GB SSD Review

Here’s the under-side of the SSD.

GALAX Gamer Series 120GB / 240GB SSD Review

What’s neat about the design of this SSD is that it’s pure black with only the GAMER word in silver. This means the SSD should fit nicely into a case modification with almost any theme.

Below are the details of the Gamer Series SSD, taken from the official product page.

GALAX Gamer Series 120GB / 240GB SSD Review

The Gamer Series SSD uses GALAX’s Heracles controller to improves gaming by allowing maximum speed running at longer duration. This is done so with the SLC Cache Auto-Release which streamlines the data pipeline and prevents cache bottlenecks. In doing so it eliminates the performance drops prevalent in competing drives and lets GALAX Gamer Series SSDs maintain their maximum speed indefinitely. It also comes with built-in wear leveling and Error Correct Code (ECC) ensure data remains secure and transfers reliable even after years of heavy use.

The Benchmarks

AIDA64 Extreme

GALAX Gamer Series 120GB / 240GB SSD Review

CrystalDiskMark

GALAX Gamer Series 120GB / 240GB SSD Review

AS-SSD

GALAX Gamer Series 120GB / 240GB SSD Review

ATTO

GALAX Gamer Series 120GB / 240GB SSD Review

Among the tests conducted, it seems that ATTO shows the figures closest to the spec sheet.

The Verdict

The GALAX Gamer Series retails at RM 249 for the 120GB variant and RM 429 for the 240GB variant, both placed at a very attractive price point, being more cost-effective than many other offerings in the market. You get 2-years warranty with these GALAX Gamer SSDs.

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