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G.SKILL 2.5" 32GB SATA II SLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) FS-25S2-32GB

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  • 2.5"
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  • Vernon B.
  • 3/2/2009 3:46:51 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing drives

Pros: Awsome drives when used with a controller than can utilize the speed. Currently have 4 in a raid 0 setup for my mediacenter PC. No onboard raid can handle 2 of these, let alone 4 without bottlenecking. This is a good thing, meaning the drives are better than the motherboard they are attached to. These are SLC so should be no issues with write wear. First started out with 2 in raid 0 on both an Intel ICH10r and an Nvidia 590 SLI maxing out at 175mb/s reads. I am now running 4 on a Highpoint 3510 and getting 430mb/s reads. Random IO's are insane as 35k IOps. Just plain sick how fast this is.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I wouldn't even think twice about building a desktop now without using a hardware (intel IOP based) raid controller. Onboard raid cannot compare! If you are going to use any brand of SSD, you should be buying a hardware raid controller. Please note I have both an Adaptec 5405 and a Highpoint 3510 and both get the same speeds with this raid setup. I like the highpoint because it boots faster, but the Adaptec has better IOps and slightly (really just barely) faster transer rates, but costs more. This is the ultimate upgrade for my media pc since silence is the key! Veloci performance minus the sound, heat, and power! I use 2 F1's for media storage, and you never hear them seek because the media files are just read sequentially.

Seriously thinking about getting the 64mb version for my work laptop. Also, it should be noted that all MLC drives (even the x25m) slow down when they fill up with data. These and any other SLC drive never slow down since they are Single level Cell.

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  • Jonathan A.
  • 2/1/2009 11:46:57 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuite nice

Pros: UT takes 4 secs to load aps flash open in then a one second. 50MBs faster than my previous drives without the seek delay.

Cons: Feels like a toy in your hand. Very light with a tin can top. The OS still takes a long time to load still (Server 2008 x32) 40 sec...

Other Thoughts: I bought 2 and running stripe. I will need another 2 to load a few more games on. Maybe dual boot windows 7 some day?
Q9650 4GB 800Mhz EVGA 780i and EVGA 8800SLI

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5 out of 5 eggsFlawless

Pros: Does exactly what it says it does. It's very small, rugged, absolutely silent, and about zero power dissipation. It's ideal for my application where I'm squeezing a Mobo, 2 of these, 2x500GB HDD, Hauppauge 1212, 4x2 HDMI Matrix, Dolby Decoder, Corsair 750W PS, and 6x75W Audio amps in an nMedia HTPC 200B case! Besides, I'm tired of using primitive wheel technology in my computer builds :o)

Cons: If this drive supports Native Command Queing, I sure couldn't find it anywhere. Not that the 'Egg or anyone else led me to beleive it did... folks should just be aware of this as it affects its speed compared to other SSDs with NCQ.

Other Thoughts: This has been an education, and I'm still not done yet. First, I combined two of these as a RAID0 on my SB700 hoping for lightening boot. It WAS really fast once it got going, but the AMD RAID BIOS was taking so long to scan the drives that the boot time was just as long as with a single SSD! The time was just spent differently. Right now I'm seeing 30 second boot (J&W Minix MB, 780G/SB700, 4 GB RAM, 9350e) which is good, but since I have the other drive.... I'm now shopping for a really fast and affordable HARDWARE RAID card to see if I can get it faster. SOMEONE has to help this economy!

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  • Jeremy O.
  • 12/23/2008 5:59:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLaptop great, Desktop Wait!

Pros: Quite and Fairly quick

Cons: Price, and Size

Other Thoughts: First let me say I would give 5 eggs for a laptop setup 3 for a desktop so I averaged it out to 4. I put two of these in raid 0 thinking just to try it out, it was only $200 more than 2 Velociraptor's. The performance is about equal to 2 Velociraptor's, I used a buddies setup to compare benchmarks of the disk with the G.Skill SSDs I avg. 155 MB/s Read and 78 MB/s write (0.2 ms access time). My buddies Raid 0 Veloci setup gets 140 Read and 100 Write (7.0 ms access time). Not bad but not worth the extra $200 in my opinion.

For a laptop I think this would be a no brainier if you don't need a ton of space you will get about the same performance as a Velociraptor , however for a desktop I would save the $100 to $200 and go with the Velociraptor or wait for the Intel x25-e to come down to a more reasonable price.

Rig setup:
Intel Core i7 920
6GB Cosair Triple Channel DDR-1600
EVGA gtx260 superclocked
EVGA x58 mobo
2x G.Skill SSDs (64 GB 128 KB Stripe)
WD 7200 RPM 400 GB

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  • Oguz E.
  • 11/15/2008 9:26:44 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSuper Fast

Pros: Makes XP scream and Vista fly. Amazing speed, low heat, no noise, what else can you ask for.

Cons: price/GB -- but it's worth it IMO

Other Thoughts: Shows as Samsung drive in Device Mgr.
Vista gives it a 5.9 rating

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  • raj a.
  • 10/17/2008 1:48:33 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: Cost: this is the same as the OCZ and Samsung units (all made by Samsung), and cheaper than the rest.

Fast: I put my /, /boot, and /var partitions on the SSD, with my /home and swap on magnetic. Booting and application loading time are half of what they were:

Timing cached reads: 7492 MB in 2.00 seconds = 3749.36 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 470 MB in 3.01 seconds = 156.26 MB/sec

Size: 32GB is three times larger that fully-loaded linux needs--there is plenty of extra space for other things. I kept swap and /var on my magnetic disk because I'm not yet convinced about write cycles.

Cons: According to the reviews, lower performance than Intel (which is not yet available). It also looks like Intel did a very good job with wear levelling--I don't know how this SSD will fare if used for swap or /var.

Price of SSDs is still rather steep, even at this comparatively good price.

Other Thoughts: In a corporate network environment, with all user files on servers, you don't really need a hard disk--a small capacity SSD will do. Now to get one for my laptop....

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  • Sriram V.
  • 10/7/2008 8:57:14 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: - No noise
- Low power consumption and low heat dissipation
- Moderately fast

Cons: - Difficult to install in some 3.5" drive bays - you may need a 2.5" to 3.5" drive bay adapter.

Other Thoughts: I run a Windows Vista box. This is not large enough as a primary partition for Vista and all my applications (need 64GB). I've currently placed my OS and most common applications on this drive. My games and data are on a 640GB magnetic hard disk. This drive is great for your swap file, frequently used applications like your browser and some user data.

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  • Terry M.
  • 8/26/2008 7:54:08 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSSD Stats

Pros: Fast

Cons: Not quite 80MB/sec...

Other Thoughts: HD Tune Pro Stats for SSD versus 5200 rpm laptop drive:

5200 Read Stats - Min: 20 MB/sec Max: 38 MB/sec Avg: 32 MB/sec Access Time: 19.8ms Burst: 55 MB/sec

SSD Read Stats - Min: 62 MB/sec Max: 102 MB/sec Avg: 66 MB/sec Access Time: 0.4ms Burst: 94.1 MB/sec

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