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G.SKILL FS-25S2-32GB 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Laptop great, Desktop Wait! 12/23/2008

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

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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Western Digital WD Blue WD4000AAKS 400GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Quite running drive. Performance is on par with other SATA drives of this size.

Cons: Had one die on me after only a day of use. Lucky I had them in a RAID 1 config so no big deal.

Other Thoughts: had no problems RMAing the dead drive back to Newegg and they got the new drive in about 5 days. Thanks Newegg!!

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Jeremy O.'s Profile

Display Name: Jeremy O.

Date Joined: 04/23/07

  • Reviews: 2
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 05/10/07
  • Last Review: 12/23/08
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