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G.SKILL FALCON 2.5" 128GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) FM-25S2S-128GBF1

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  • 2.5"
  • 128GB
  • SATA II

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
DEAD in 2013

Pros: Price was good at time; performance adequate.

Cons: Out of warranty, and now after light use on a family machine, it's just plain dead. Using Corsair and Samsung lately here, and will continue to do so.

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Manufacturer Response:
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Dear Customer

Glad to hear the G.Skill Falcon Series performed well in your system and you got it at a good price. It is strange the SSD is now defective, unforutnately, due to the nature of memory devices, random defects can happen due to the frequent in and out operations. We hope that you can try a G.Skill SSD again in the future as we are certain you will be pleased with the result. For any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us directly.

Thank you
GSKILL SUPPORT

Quality and customer service are our top priorities.

Tech Support Email: ustech@gskillusa.com
RMA Dept Email: rma@gskillusa.com
G.Skill Forum: http://www.gskill.us/forum/
1/ 5
Unreliable - Not production ready

Comments: Selling a drive that needs to be erased to have it's firmware updated every 9 months is definitely not production worthy and is deceitful. G.Skill's undocumented 2 year warranty policy is a sham. The company clearly does not stand behind their products or workmanship.

RMA Site only mentions lifetime warranty:
http://www.gskill.com/rma.php

If you have data you don't mind losing, keep it on this hard drive. If you have something of value, consider anything else.

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Manufacturer Response:
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Dear Customer

As stated in product information and reviews, the G.Skill Falcon series SSDs come with a 2 year manufacturer warranty. DRAM modules come with a lifetime warranty, and Phoenix/Sniper series SSDs come with a 3 year warranty. This information will always be clearly stated in product details as it is a key point.

Any solid state drive you purchase will be raw and free of any partition/format. It is up to the user to choose the proper format for their particular system, then the drive can be used as a single partition, or multiples. For any further questions or issues, please feel free to contact us directly.

Thank you
GSKILL SUPPORT

Quality and customer service are our top priorities.

Tech Support Email: ustech@gskillusa.com
RMA Dept Email: rma@gskillusa.com
G.Skill Forum: http://www.gskill.us/forum/
Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
WOW

Pros: 1) Speed
2) Speed
3) Speed
4) Easy to install

Cons: 1) Price
2) Price
3) Price

Other Thoughts: I'll come back in three months and post again. Things of concern are; 1) Continued speed with use 2) Durability

Scored a 73 on Win 7 experience rating for primary drive. Takes 20 secs from turning the power on to looking at a login screen. Applications pop immediately.

And did I say this was fast? Geez.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Love the G.SKILL

Pros: This is my 3rd G.SKILL SSD that I have purchased, and I am EXTREMELY happy with all three. I have installed directly to the new drive, and imaged over an OS from an existing drive, both have worked perfectly the first time.

I have seen at least 1 hour added battery time to each machine I have added a SSD to. I have put this one in a Lenovo Netbook, and it nearly doubled my battery time.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: none

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
worst SSD ever

Pros: when it works, it was fast

Cons: first drive: ran great for a few days of gaming, eventually it would completely freeze all read/write ops for up to 10 mins at a time. RMAed it with gskill
second drive: ran worse than the first drive, but only froze read/write ops for about 5-10 secs at a time. using the TRIM command would alleviate this freezing for a few mins, but heavy disk usage degraded performance back to an occasional freeze every 5 mins or so, lasting up to 10 seconds.

while froze, you can't do anything on your PC. games stop dead in their tracks, you can't access any menus, etc. nada, nothing. makes using your PC impossible.

Other Thoughts: I am using Windows 7, and I have installed the latest firmware on the SSD, and used all the tips and tweaks listed in the forum. This is a terrible SSD, stay away from it at all costs.

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Manufacturer Response:
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Dear Customer

We are sorry to hear you had so many issues with your SSD drive. What type of computer do you have? There may have been a setting issue causing you the freezing otherwise it should not be so terrible. If you would like, please contact us directly and we will help you configure those settings or figure out why you are having so many issues.

Thank you
GSKILL SUPPORT

Quality and customer service are our top priorities.

Tech Support Email: ustech@gskill.com
RMA Dept Email: rma@gskill.com
G.SKILL Forum: http://www.gskill.com
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Best Notebook Upgrade EVER!

Pros: I have an Executive-Level Outlook user in the company that has an extremely large email file (19+ Gig). Yes, I know, Microsoft will only support up to 2 Gig. Anyway, it was taking a 320 Gig 7200 RPM HDD about 5 minutes to open his email. I put the 128 Gig Falcon in & it only takes an average of 22 seconds to open his email. An unexpected benefit was that the network updates are about twice as fast.

REAL WORLD HD TUNE AVERAGE READ RATES --
(Note this is with Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit with OS & 12 apps concurrently running; one of which updates 12 logs every second):
1Meg Block READ Average - 232.7 MB/s
512k Block READ Average - 229.6 MB/s
256k Block READ Average - 221.4 MB/s
128k Block READ Average - 207.6 MB/s
64k Block READ Average - 180.4 MB/s
32k Block READ Average - 142.0 MB/s
16k Block READ Average - 97.2 MB/s
8k Block READ Average - 62.9 MB/s
4k Block READ Average - 36.5 MB/s

Cons: It took me a long time to get cleared to use the Forum where G.Skill posts their updates & software downloads.

Other Thoughts: I have a 128 Gig Crucial CT128M225 which posts even better performance numbers here on Newegg but, the Crucial actually runs a little bit slower than this Falcon.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5

Pros: With the updated firmware...absolutely great speeds. I get 273 MB/s read and 203 MB/s write on ATTO even after a month of usage (90% capacity used).

Note: When I say I have a high understanding I mean that I spent the last 3 months doing research at LANL involving SSDs and file systems. ;)

Cons: None really. Even the flashing to the newest firmware was simple and can be done in Windows.

Other Thoughts: If you haven't made the switch yet...do it! Boot times, load times, multitasking performance, installation/removal, anything...they all go so much faster it's almost like sitting at a new computer. :)

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
2/ 5

Pros: Good Drive, easy and quick to seup and fit my MacBook slot easily.

Cons: I do have a problem. I could load Mac pretty easily and quickly. After this when I try to load Windows / Ubuntu it does not even boot. For some reason only when I use this SSD other OS CD boot itself does not work.
There is not much help in the vast internet about this issue. I probably have to seek manufacturer for this.

With the original HDD that came with MacBook, I had Mac and Windows running seamlessly.

Other Thoughts: Good if you use Mac only in your MacBook.

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Manufacturer Response:
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Dear Customer

When you load Windows, do you mean in Bootcamp? You should be able to operate Windows through Bootcamp on the Mac OS. Please contact us with further details and we will see what we can find out for you.

Thank you
GSKILL SUPPORT

Quality and customer service are our top priorities.

Tech Support Email: ustech@gskill.com
RMA Dept Email: rma@gskill.com
G.SKILL Forum: http://www.gskill.com
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