As we’ve seen several times before, the SandForce 2281 controller is a very respectable choice for any consumer contemplating an SSD purchase. If you need a larger capacity SSD, then this GoDrive is a safe bet, and we certainly wouldn’t bemoan the decision at all. Moving to an SSD from a traditional plattered hard drive will make such a massive difference you’ll wonder how you lived without an SSD for so long.
Performance for the GoDrive 480GB is very quick, particularly with Sequential results, as the SandForce controller chews up the data on those tests for the most part. The Write speeds aren’t quite as impressive, however, and when we get to incompressible data, the GoDrive struggles like all SandForce drives. This is its Achilles Heel, but it’s not unique to the GoDrive, and it will still work wonderfully as a large capacity OS drive for just about anyone but the most diehard enthusiasts and the enterprise market.
The SSD market is a bit more crowded than ever before, with many choices across various controllers, capacity, and pricing levels. This means greater competition, which typically means good deals to find for consumers. As a result, you can find the GoDrive 480GB for $400, which is one of the most affordable models on the market amongst the competition. You don’t get any frills here, no fancy accessory package or cloning software though, but you get a respectable drive at a great price, which is probably what concerns most consumers anyway.
The VisionTek GoDrive 480B isn’t the fastest SSD on the market, but it’s still plenty quick. We doubt most consumers will mind anyways; they’re looking for solid speed at a reasonable price. On that basis, this drive is a great value purchase for someone who wants a larger capacity SSD that’s well priced.
VisionTek GoDrive 480GB