LC-Power was previously only available for cases, monitors and coolers for RAM and CPU. Now the German manufacturer has also entered the SSD market segment. In addition to the Phoenix series, which comes along as SSD in the 2.5-inch format, the manufacturer offers even more powerful solid state drives. With the Phenom Pro series, LC-Power now also offers state-of-the-art NVMe-M.2 SSDs. These can be purchased in the sizes 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB. We would like to take a closer look at how fast or good these are in our test. LC-Power provided us with the Phenom Pro with 1 TB storage capacity for this purpose.
|Form factor||M.2 2280|
|Onterface||PCIe 3.0 x 4 with NVMe 1.3|
|MTBF||2 million hours|
|Flash type||3D NAND TLC|
|Dimension product||80 x 22 x 3.8 mm|
|Price||from 136.91 Euro|
The first impression
Unlike external SSDs, internal solid state drives are of course rarely seen – assuming they work perfectly. Nevertheless, we would like to take a look at the packaging and the Phenom Pro itself.
For me it is always amazing how small a NVMe-SSD in M.2 format is. But with the changed form factor of 22 mm x 8 mm, other changes go along with it. For example, the Phenom Pro, like all other NVMe SSDs in M.2 format, does not offer a SATA connection. You’ll find the same with conventional HDDs and SSDs in the 2.5-inch form factor. You need to keep this in mind before buying a NVMe M.2 SSD. As a rule, the Phenom Pro can only be installed in modern PCs or notebooks. Your mainboard needs an M.2 port to install the Phenom Pro. The advantage in contrast to the conventional SATA port is obvious. You don’t have to use any cables or the like. All you have to do is plug in and screw the Phenom Pro and you are ready to go.