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G.Skill FS-25S2-32GB (SLC)

G.Skill FS-25S2-32GB (SLC)
alaScore 83

17 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews from magazines and websites.

Review analysis

(Based on 17 reviews)

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Amazing drives

 

I wouldn't even think twice about building a desktop now without using a hardware (intel IOP based) raid controller. Onboard raid cannot compare! If you are going to use any brand of SSD, you should be buying a hardware raid controller. Please note I...

Awsome drives when used with a controller than can utilize the speed. Currently have 4 in a raid 0 setup for my mediacenter PC. No onboard raid can handle 2 of these, let alone 4 without bottlenecking. This is a good thing, meaning the drives are...

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Quite nice

 

I bought 2 and running stripe. I will need another 2 to load a few more games on. Maybe dual boot windows 7 some day?

UT takes 4 secs to load aps flash open in then a one second. 50MBs faster than my previous drives without the seek delay.

Feels like a toy in your hand. Very light with a tin can top. The OS still takes a long time to load still (Server 2008 x32) 40 sec...

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500 Dollars for 100megabytes per second?

 

G.Skill has another SSD 64GB that gets 155MB reads, and for the low price of 130 dollars.

Well, its solid state, but I have mechanical drives that beat this thing...

Super expensive and only gets 100MB read...What the heck?

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Flawless

 

This has been an education, and I'm still not done yet. First, I combined two of these as a RAID0 on my SB700 hoping for lightening boot. It WAS really fast once it got going, but the AMD RAID BIOS was taking so long to scan the drives that the boot...

Does exactly what it says it does. It's very small, rugged, absolutely silent, and about zero power dissipation. It's ideal for my application where I'm squeezing a Mobo, 2 of these, 2x500GB HDD, Hauppauge 1212, 4x2 HDMI Matrix, Dolby Decoder, Corsair...

If this drive supports Native Command Queing, I sure couldn't find it anywhere. Not that the 'Egg or anyone else led me to beleive it did... folks should just be aware of this as it affects its speed compared to other SSDs with NCQ

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Laptop great, Desktop Wait!

 

First let me say I would give 5 eggs for a laptop setup 3 for a desktop so I averaged it out to 4. I put two of these in raid 0 thinking just to try it out, it was only $200 more than 2 Velociraptor's. The performance is about equal to 2...

Quite and Fairly quick

Price, and Size

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Laptop great, Desktop Wait!

 

First let me say I would give 5 eggs for a laptop setup 3 for a desktop so I averaged it out to 4. I put two of these in raid 0 thinking just to try it out, it was only $200 more than 2 Velociraptor's. The performance is about equal to 2...

Quite and Fairly quick

Price, and Size

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Pretty quick

 

HDDs have been the "weak link" in the computing speed chain for years...this drive opened up that bottleneck for me quite a bit...my MBP just "feels" faster. SSD technology also makes me feel "safer" about lugging my laptop around...now, if I could...

Installed one in an '07 MacBook Pro (2.4 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 4 GB RAM). This drive is fast. Really fast. This makes my MBP fast. Really fast...My PowerPC versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (which are typically my slowest opening applications, owing...

I don't know if this is a "con" or not, but the drive was pretty pricey (~550)...especially on a per GB basis. Whatever, the thing will outlast my laptop...and it will probably go into my workstation as the OS/Application/Working-Docs drive when my...

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Nice Drive for my P7811FX Laptop

 

I would not hesitate to buy this drive again. Installed without a problem. Buy it now!

Great drive. Having used raptors in a RAID 0 array on my Desktop. This thing is much faster. I did a clean install of Vista 64 after installing this in my laptop and am using the 300GB hard drive for storage while the OS is on this 64Gb SSD. Boot up is...

Too expensive.

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Super Fast

 

Shows as Samsung drive in Device Mgr.

Makes XP scream and Vista fly. Amazing speed, low heat, no noise, what else can you ask for.

price/GB -- but it's worth it IMO

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G.SKILL FS-25S2-64GB 2.5" 64GB SATA II Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Retail

 

I'm coming to these drives after having owned every single Raptor drive up to the latest generation. I have two of these SSD drives, which are really rebranded Samsungs - one in my desktop, and one in my laptop. The combination of speed and silence is...

SLC SSDs like this one have incredible read speeds, especially when multitasking. Even game fps is improved, since disk thrashing is no longer an issue. Boot times are faster, but not as fast as you might imagine.

On the flip side, write speeds aren't stellar. If for some reason one of your main criteria in buying a drive is ultra-fast write speeds, this isn't the one for you.

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Product Specifications

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.9in
Height:0.4in
Weight:2.6oz
Width:2.8in

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:G.Skill
Model:FS-25S2-32GB (SLC)/FS-25S2-64GB (SLC)
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:G.Skill

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage

Type:Solid state drive

Storage Controller

Type: None

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Capacity:32GB/64GB
Data Transfer Rate:300MBps
Form Factor:2.5" x 1/8H / 2.5 x 1/8H
Form Factor (metric):6.4 cm x 1/8H
Form Factor (Short):2.5"
Form Factor (Short) (metric):6.4 cm
Hard Drive Type:Internal hard drive
Interface:Serial ATA-300
Interface Type:Serial ATA-300
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