G.Skill Falcon II 128GB SSD review

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SSD Performance HD Tune PRO


HD Tune Pro

A new test added to the benchmark suit is HD Tune Pro, this was actually a user request which we are more than happy to comply with. Tune Pro is a hard disk utility and benchmarking utility for Windows. This tiny application allows you to scan your hard drives in search for errors or take a deeper look at several performance figured coming from the storage unit.

G.Skill Falcon II SSD review

So here we measure linear read performance of the SSD and as you can see we average out at roughly 211 MB/sec, great performance you'll agree with me. Your Average HDD would do 45-65 MB/sec here, with a WD VelociRaptor topping is off just over 100~120 MB/sec. We had a few minor drop offs, that might actually the OS trying to access the drive during our test. Nothing important though.

G.Skill Falcon II SSD review

Write performance always paints a different picture, we know that the 34nm Micron NAND memory is slower than Samsung modules. Once we start to measure write performance we see figures reach a continued write performance averaging out at roughly 133 MB/sec with peaks to ~ 150 MB/sec.

G.Skill Falcon II SSD review

The latest edition of HD Tune Pro allows random access read and write testing, a feature not available to other software tools. And this is certainly interesting to observe.

Overall extremely good, though the random IOPS performance seems a little on the low side. This benchmark unfortunately is not a precise measurement. Each run differs a little with fluctuation up-to 10-20%. Therefore we run it three times and use the last score.

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