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Biostar Expands to SSD Drives, Introduces Gaming G300 Series

Biostar has begun offering solid state drives as part of their gaming product expansion, starting with the Gaming G300 series SSDs. The SATA storage solution is provided in 120, 240 and 480GB models initially and utilizes a Silicon Motion SMI2256 controller with TLC NAND. The 120GB model has 128MB of DDR3 DRAM cache and it doubles for each of the other larger capacities offered. Each Gaming G300 SSD is also 6.8mm thick to comply with the latest 7mm height SSD storage requirements for slim form factors.


In keeping with Biostar’s approach, the Gaming G300 series SSDs will be very affordable so it can compete with other TLC drives in the market; starting at only $44 USD for the 120GB version and offering the 480GB version for only $140USD. Adding to the value further, Biostar claims that their storage offering is unique compared to their competitors because it uses four power management ICs from Texas Instruments, extending lifetime and durability compared to current TLC drive offerings. Biostar also names their approach to making this product the “U.F.O. design” concept which stands for Unique Design, Flexibility and Optimized performance.


Model Gaming G300
Dimension 100*70*6.8mm
Weight 50g
Storage Media Super Speed NAND Flash
Operation Voltage DC 5V
Operation Temp. 0℃ (32℉) to 70℃ (158℉)
Operating Systems Windows OS/Linux OS/Mac OS
File Formats FAT16/32, NTFS, Ext2/Ext3, Reiser FS


Model Comparison:

Model G300-120 G300-240 G300-480
Capacity 120GB 240GB 480GB
DRAM Cache 128MB 256MB 512MB
Controller SMI 2256 SMI 2256 SMI 2256
Form Factor 2.5″ 2.5″ 2.5″
Thickness 6.8mm 6.8mm 6.8mm
Weight 50g 53g 56g
Max. Read 550MB/s 550MB/s 550MB/s
Max. Write 470MB/s 480MB/s 480MB/s
Interface SATA III SATA 6Gb/s SATA 6Gb/s SATA 6Gb/s
Operating Temperature 0℃ (32℉) to 70℃ (158℉) 0℃ (32℉) to 70℃ (158℉) 0℃ (32℉) to 70℃ (158℉)
Operation Systems Windows/Linus/Mac Windows/Linus/Mac Windows/Linus/Mac
MSRP US$44 US$66 US$140


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