TechSpot: G.Skill Falcon II 128GB SSD Review

In our first solid-state drive round-up last year we quickly learned that a SSD can only be as good as the controller working the magic behind it. That was the last time we checked a solid state drive from G.Skill, who is better known for its overclocking friendly memory modules.

Last November G.Skill announced the Falcon II series featuring an updated Indilinx ECO controller, which as you may have guessed provides support for 34nm NAND flash memory as well as the latest firmware from Indilinx (v1819) with improved support for the Windows 7 TRIM command.

With TRIM support enabled the new G.Skill Falcon II SSDs should be able to operate at peak performance consistently over time rather than suffering the common degradation problems of early MLC-based drives. It can't be emphasized enough that the controller's efficiency plays a major role in solid state drive performance, so we are eager to see how the new Indilinx ECO-based SSD pairs up against the competition.

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I've been itching to upgrade as well. Drives are the bottleneck on my laptop. 128GB for the OS is perfect for me. I only use my 1-2TB drives for storage, so I don't care if they take a few seconds longer to store a movie or whatever. I think when they get to the 320 and higher GB range with proven durability, a massive shift will take place. I'm looking forward to it.

I have the original G.Skill Flacon 128Gb SSD and it's working perfectly. It's been the BEST upgrade I ever did on any computer. SSD is a real time saver.

TruckWEB said,
I have the original G.Skill Flacon 128Gb SSD and it's working perfectly. It's been the BEST upgrade I ever did on any computer. SSD is a real time saver.

I absolutely agree, people moan about the price of them. I took the plunge and it made an amazing difference to the whole computer from start-up to running programs searching and everything.

The only people that moan about SSD drives are the people that have not used them yet.

stevember said,

I absolutely agree, people moan about the price of them. I took the plunge and it made an amazing difference to the whole computer from start-up to running programs searching and everything.

The only people that moan about SSD drives are the people that have not used them yet.

Well, I haven't used them, but I've heard great things. I would definitely be up for upgrading to the technology, I'm just a bit concerned about the limitations for read / writes... I generally have my computers for a long while and it's my understanding that SSD's have a limited number of read writes which is a concern to me.