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G.Skill FS-25S2-64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk Drive - Specifications, Availability and Pricing

G.Skill sends their latest SLC based retail SSD offering to Chris for a round of testing.

By: | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Oct 23, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: G.Skill

Specifications, Availability and Pricing


G.Skill 25S2-64GB 64GB SSD 2.5-inch Hard Drive


All of our benchmark software lists the G.Skill FS-25S2-64GB as a Samsung drive without any mention of G.Skill by name. If you have never seen the packaging and the drive came in an OEM system, you may never know it came from G.Skill at all. Some may take offence to this, but since I have already tested the Samsung MCBQE32G5Mpp-0VA00, Samsung's 32GB version of the FS-25S2-64GB, I already know the performance of the drive and don't look down at the practice at all. G.Skill offers this drive in 32, 64 and 128 GB capacities.


When it comes to specifications, the 100 MB/s read speed stands out as does the 80 MB/s write speed. There are other advantages to SSDs besides their high sustained read and write speeds. The biggest advantage over platter based drives is the access times for both read and write speeds along with advanced shock protection and a wide range of operating temperatures.


By using the TweakTown Shopping Channel, we were able to find the G.Skill FS-25S2-64GB for as low as 625 U.S.D. at Newegg. This is lower than the competing Samsung product which lists for 699 Dollars at Newegg. OCZ uses the same drive as their SLC offering and it is listed at 779 Dollars, so the G.Skill version is quite a bargain when compared to others in this category. Going through the list of 64GB drives at Newegg, there are some competing products that may give the FS-25S2-64GB a run for the money. But you will have to check back to see how they perform over the coming weeks.


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