IRDM gen. 2 SATA III 2,5″ SSD

IRDM GEN. 2 SSD is an upgrade to the Iridium SSD. GEN. 2 SSD is based on proven and reliable combination – MLC NAND flash and Phison S11 controller. IRDM is suitable to operate both as a cache memory and a main drive in a wide range of applications.

Key features
  • Available capacities:
    60 GB 120 GB 240 GB
  • 2,5" form factor
  • SATA III (6 Gb/s) interface
  • MLC NAND flash technology
  • 3-year warranty + technical support

Reliable MLC NAND flash

IRDM SSD design is based on robust and efficient MLC NAND flash memory. They are up to 10x more durable than the TLC NAND flash used in standard consumer drives.

Solid and universal

SSD IRDM offers solid parameters by reaching up to 550 MB/s for sequential read and 540 MB/s for sequential write. By using classic 2.5” form factor with SATA III interface, IRDM SSD can be widely adopted in older or less advanced applications that lack the PCIe connector or doesn’t require the highest level of performance.

Quality

IRDM SSD is built around selected MLC NAND memory chips and Phison S11 dual-channel controller. Detailed tests and selection of components made it possible to create an efficient
and durable SSD.

Capacities

60, 120, 240 GB

Interface

SATA III (6 Gb/s). Backwards compatible with SATA II and I

Form factor

2,5"

Memory chips

MLC NAND flash

Controller

Phison S11

IOPS

up to 61 000 for read operations
up to 87 000 for write operations

MTBF

2 000 000 hours

Operating temperature

0 - 70°C

Storage temperature

-45 - 85°C

Dimensions

100 x 69,85 x 7 mm

Performance

1Based on tests performed in ATTO Disk Benchmark 2.47 on SSD in FOB (fresh out of box) state. Parameters may vary depending on the computer configuration or SSD wear.
2Based on tests performed in CrystalDiskMark v5.0x64 on SSD in FOB (fresh out of box) state. Parameters may vary depending on the computer configuration or SSD wear.
3Test performed in IOMeter with the following settings: QD32, random 4k.
60 GB120 GB240 GB
Compressible data read (max.)1550 MB/s550 MB/s550 MB/s
Compressible data write (max.)1540 MB/s540 MB/s540 MB/s
Incompressible data read (max.)2430 MB/s530 MB/s530 MB/s
Incompressible data write (max.)2305 MB/s480 MB/s515 MB/s
Number of random read operations for 4k files (max. IOPS323 00038 00061 000
Number of random write operations for 4k files (max. IOPS)363 00085 00087 000

Logistics data

ProductCapacitycontainsP/NEAN
IRDM GEN.2 60GB60 GBSSD, 2,5 mm spacerIR-SSDPR-S25A-605908267922637
IRDM GEN.2 120GB120 GBSSD, 2,5 mm spacerIR-SSDPR-S25A-1205908267922620
IRDM GEN.2 240GB240 GBSSD, 2,5 mm spacerIR-SSDPR-S25A-240908267922644

Capacities

Storage capacity for GOODRAM SSD is always expressed in decimal values. That means, 1GB equals 1 000 000 000 bytes. Operating system that use the binary conversion ie. 1GB equals 1,073,741,824 bytes may show lower storage capacity value than advertised.
Capacity in the specificationFlash memory inside the driveThe capacity of visible in the operating system
60 GB64 GB55,87 GB
120 GB128 GB111,75 GB
240 GB256 GB223,51 GB

GOODRAM reserves the right to change the specification at any time without prior information.

Form factor Size File
Software ZIP 0.8 MB
Product brochure PDF 0.06 MB
Manual PDF 1 MB
Photos ZIP 15 MB

New IRDM gen. 2 SSD is using the updated version of MLC NAND flash.

Both drives are based on MLC NAND flash, which means they deliver good performance and reliability. The basic difference between them is a built-in DRAM cache in IRDM PRO. This makes IRDM much more suitable for professional use.

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The actual storage capacity of solid state drive depends on the technology used. In the case of newer NAND FLASH technologies, the controller reserves space for the operations and execution of tasks that happen during the use of drive. As the latest NAND flash memory require larger system structures, the controller uses additional space to ensure correct operation of the wear levelling algorithms. In practice, this means longer SSD lifetime, optimized memory performance and significantly increased data security.

The percentage drop is determined by the amount of data written and the number of program/erase cycles. It often happens that the first percentage (from the maximum value of 100% to 99%) changes faster. The further percentage change should advance at a slower pace.

The purpose of heatsink is to reduce the SSD temperature which reduces the effect of thermal throttling. Thermal throttling effects in the SSD performance drop once it reaches certain temperature.

In some situations, slight slowdowns may be noticeable. They depend on the performance of the entire system. Since the processor must decrypt the encrypted data, this can affect the system or application launch speed.

Very often sudden freezes may result from driver issues or power management services within the operating system. Another reason may be that the drive is under massive load, causing internal garbage collection mechanisms to slow down the drive's operation. These mechanisms are activated in idle mode, but there may be cases when they operate while the drive is in use. If you are experiencing such problem, do not hesitate to contact us.

No, warranty for GOODRAM SSD is not limited by the TBW value.

Yes, the drive will be compatible with the SATA II interface, but its performance will be limited to performance, provided by SATA II interface.