Phidisk is a rather new brand in the market today. Some Malaysians might have heard about this brand. Phidisk has a few different lines of SSDs and the WrathKeeper is one of them. Each of these series has a different name with a character too.
Parked at the decently performing yet affordable price range, the WrathKeeper does seem like a compelling option. We are here to test Phidisk’s claims and see if it performs up to par. Thanks to Phidisk for seeding us their WrathKeeper SSD with 240GB in capacity.
In terms of specs, there aren’t much to talk when it comes to specs. Phidisk keeps it simple and only relayed the important information that many of us seek. I think it is a little oversimplified. All that Phidisk is providing are:
- Form factor: 2.5-inch
- Host interface: SATA III SSD
- Read speed: up to 570MB/s
- Write speed: up to 550MB/s
- 5 Years Limited Warranty
Once again, Phidisk keeps it simple. There is absolutely nothing else included in the box – at least for our review unit of the SSD – but it comes with a fancy-looking packaging.
The front of the packaging is colorful packaging that shows you how the SSD looks -because looks matter nowadays. The WrathKeeper is inspired by the Spartan uniform, engulfed in flames to give it some extra flair.
It’s quite unconventional to open up the packaging. You will have to lift it up from the right side of the packaging, and the entire packaging reveals itself as some sort of pop-up book, bringing up the Phidisk WrathKeeper itself on a pedestal. What an entrance!
And that’s about it. Only the SSD is included in the packaging itself and there is absolutely nothing else. Great job in keeping the number of unused materials down low. Environmental friendly, in a way.
Developed by a Japanese coder that goes by the nickname Hiyohiyo, CrystalDiskMark is one of the most frequent used SSD Benchmark utility to measure SSD’s read and write performance.
AS SSD Benchmark
Widely used SSD benchmarking utility that uses incompressible data to simulate the worst possible scenario for an SSD and thus giving a much lower sequential read and write speed result than what has been stated by the manufacturer as result of the heavy workload.
ATTO Disk Benchmark
The most frequently used benchmarking utility by many manufacturers for performance specification. As ATTO Disk Benchmark uses compressible data rather than incompressible data, it results in higher benchmark scores.
File Transfer Speed Test
For this test, we’re using a collection of test data which consists of large and small files total up to 30GB, both compressible and incompressible.
The read and write performance is pretty consistent for both freshly installed drive and 89% filled, which averaged at 390 MB/s read and 440 MB/s write. Though, you can only achieve this speed if you’re transferring it from another SATA SSD. Working on a normal hard drive will only give you an average read and write speed of 200~230 MB/s at most.
While the numbers do seem to be pretty normal for an SSD, we’ve noticed some odd behavior on the write performance. This can be observed when we copied a single file that exceeds 10GB to the WrathKeeper, where the write speed will suddenly drop to 100~150 MB/s after peaked at 440 MB/s.
We can pretty much expect that level of performance for the Phidisk WrathKeeper. Our review unit of 240GB did not achieve the advertised speeds of “up to 570MB/s” and “up to 550MB/s” read and write speeds and that is okay. Phidisk kept the specs table simple and clean, and yet those advertised speeds are only achievable by higher capacity variants of the WrathKeeper.
With that said, the Phidisk WrathKeeper comes with a 5-year warranty and is available in these capacities with these prices:
- 120GB @ RM169.90
- 240GB @ RM259.90
- 480GB @ RM429.90
- 960GB @ RM699.90
- 1920GB @ RM2199.90
- 3840GB @ RM6299.90
For us to have the 240GB variant at RM1.0829 per gigabyte, I think it’s worth the price.
The price-per-gigabyte ratio continues to sweeten the deal up to the 960GB variant. Honestly, 1TB SSDs are rare to come by – and at the price of RM699 only, I do recommend you to check it out if you are in the market for a large SSD.
- Really affordable
- Available in a multitude of different capacities
- 5-year warranty is a big boon
- Overly-simplified specs list
- Write performance is low when involving a single file that is above 10GB