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G.Skill Falcon FM-25S2S-128GBF1 Solid State Disk

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: May 5, 2009 3:34 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: G.Skill

HD Tune Pro

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.00

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.efdsoftware.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.hdtune.com

 

HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:

 

- Benchmark: measures the performance

 

- Info: shows detailed information

 

- Health: checks the health status by using SMART

 

- Error Scan: scans the surface for errors

 

- Temperature display

 

HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.

 

 

Read Tests

 

G.Skill Falcon FM-25S2S-128GBF1 SSD

 

The G.Skill Falcon makes a strong showing right out of the gate. Here we see that the drives read performance is close to the Intel X25-M, but isn't able to take the lead in average speed. As you can see, they are running neck and neck. Read speed isn't where MLC drives lack performance, though; let's move on to write speeds.

 

Write Tests

 

G.Skill Falcon FM-25S2S-128GBF1 SSD

 

I am truly at a loss for words; the G.Skill Falcon is able to double the write speed of the Intel X25-M and do it without the issues that plagued the JMicron controller drives. Here we see solid performance across the board, from minimum to maximum speeds.

 

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