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Hardware G.Skill Falcon 2 128GB SSD Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 15 Mar 2010.

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  2. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    That's one hell of a drive. Good job G.Skill!

    But I think it's wiser at this point to hold off for SATA 3 drives/boards, newer controllers (Micron, Intel, Indilinx, Sandforce and 25nm flash
     
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    You'll always be waiting for a new SSD then - the product cycles are only 1-2 quarters before an update is out. ;)
     
  4. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    thanks bindi, looks like my pay this month is already spent AGAIN -.-

    seriously though, its good that were getting almost-Intel performance at a Kingston price.
     
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    But the changes coming up are arguably much greater/better than before.
     
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    Potentially true, but at what cost? That's not to say that this isn't a fast, quite reasonably priced drive already and the firmware for Indilinx is nice and mature, unlike Marvell or Sandforce which will also require some time for firmware development :) Not to mention the mobo upgrade for SATA 6G etc

    DRAM/NAND manuf. are not going to increase capacity until 2011 at the earliest, so who is to say that NAND prices won't spike again over the next year? ;)
     
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    True, I guess. I was speaking from the point of view of someone who's about to invest in a whole new rig. Would makes sense for me to hold off, and maybe a few others if they're willing to be patient.

    You're right on one thing though - Indilinx has the market by the throat.
     
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    Greetings!
    Will jump into one that has ~128+GB+, costs ~200-€- and has ~100+MB/sec.
     
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    still £2per gb effectively

    i own the intel version and never regreted it ( x25m )

    still a long way before your avr joe has one in there pc though
     
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    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    i'll jump on it when there's a ~100Gb costs around $150, at any speed. as long as its an SSD.
     
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    Yea if you don't need to buy now wait it out and see what's available when the time comes :) Goes for all PC hardware tbh considering Fermi is out soon etc ;)
     
  12. Floyd

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    Id love to try a SSD on my PC to see if it would actually make a difference in anything.
    Ill wait till they drop in price and raise the capacity though. So maybe 5 years? lol
     
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    bobwya Custom PC Migrant

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    * fastest
     
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    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    m225 256gb got the last of the stock when it was at £400 (£512 now)

    the Corsair S128 was to small and had issues with high Write latency only really happened when Decrypting Steam preloaded games so its read and Write a lot, makes the system slow down an little when there is lots of Writes, but i only found steam is the only thing that could tax my old SSD any thing els it was good
     
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    I'll buy one once it's economically viable.

    And when NAND prices take a dive.
     
  18. adidan

    adidan Avatar now in stock for xmas 2019

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    I'm having this discussion in my head at the moment but I may pump for one now, mainly because I need a new HDD for the GF's PC and as I keep my drive pretty empty (OS a few apps and a game or two at a time) a 64/80Gb SSD will do me fine, so giving her my current HDD effectively whacks £60 off the price for me which makes it more palatable at £1.5/Gb.

    See, I'm still trying to convince myself. :)
     
  19. stonedsurd

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    Hey, I've a general question regarding SSDs - is there a performance difference between high and low capacity versions of the same drive?

    For example, do the Intel 80 and 160GB drives, or the Vertex 60 and 120GB drives or Crucial 64 and 128GB drives show any performance difference?

    I've found that most places test the 128 or 256GB variants of SSDs, but it's the 60-80GB versions that make most sense as an OS drive (seriously, 60GB should be enough space for ANYONE :p). Plus, they're a little over half the price of the double-capacity drives, so it's an easier entry into the world of SSDs.
     
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