This is hard drive appreciation week here at TweakTown, or so it seems. Over the next few days we will have a slew of platter and flash based drives reviewed on the site that are all designed for notebook systems. Yesterday we started off with the Crucial SLC based 32GB SSD and are following it up today with another SLC based drive from G.Skill.
G.Skill is known for their high performance enthusiast memory, but like many "memory" companies, when RAM became unprofitable they looked to broaden their product lines. One area that many of these companies made a straight line for was expanding their flash memory products. This eventually led to solid state drives and ultimately caused the price of these drives to start to fall rapidly.
As it sits now, the score is 10 to 7 in the favor of the consumer. The companies are able to make a little bit of profit on the SSDs and more consumers are able to afford the technology, thanks to the cycle of increased production, decreased costs. Essentially, everything we predicted in the State of Solid State article is happening on the timeline we said it would.
Today we are looking at the G.Skill 64GB SLC drive. The drive is a rebadged Samsung drive like the four we reviewed in various levels of RAID back in June for DVNation.com. The difference between then and now is that the G.Skill 64GB drive cost just a little more than the 32GB model did when that article was written. At that time, the 32 and 64GB Samsung drives were the fastest hard drives available, an area we will cover over the next week after reviewing the latest and greatest SLC and MLC drives to be released over the last two months. Today we are covering the G.Skill FS-25S2-64G in detail; let's have a look and see how she performs.
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