When OCZ released the Agility series SSDs they introduced an SSD that packs massive performance yet was slightly slower than the Vertex series, but at a better price. Since pricing is everything in this segment, others are now looking into that option as well. Because as a company, you want and need to cover all your bases.
Today we test a product from G.Skill, who's applying the same methodology. The newly released SSD is called the Falcon II which is a follow up of the original Falcon Solid State Disk series. But make no mistake, it still comes with Indilinx controller, 64MB cache memory and packs a read speed of 220 MB/sec and a write speed of 150MB sec -- which makes the word 'slower' a bit of a paradox.
Here at Guru3D.com we just love that. The Falcon II series will come in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB flavors and are equipped with the latest 34nm MLC NAND flash memory. 34nm, that means this SSD is equipped with the same NAND flash memory Intel uses in their X25-M SSD's.
The SSD comes with firmware revision 1819 which has full support for the TRIM-command in Windows 7, making the investment even more interesting. And by using that 34nm Micron NAND memory, G.Skill should be able to lower the price on their Falcon product series a little too.
Well let's find out, have a peek at the photo and then let's dive into the review.