G.Skill Releases Falcon II 34nm SSD's Using New Indilinx ECO Controller..

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  1. DiGiTaL MoNkEY

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    By the looks of the read/write speeds are slower, but hopefully pricing will be more in line with the prices of 32nm drives..making them excellent value.

    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/news/storage-news/gskill-announces-falcon-ii-series-ssds/

    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=21109

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  2. Goldminer

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    question is when will MSY stock them :)
     
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    I'm hoping for around the $160-80 mark for 64gb?




    Well.. I can dream anyway.. lol
     
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    DiGiTaL MoNkEY

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    I honestly i don't think you'd be far off, if Intel claim saving so 40% off the RRP when they switched to 32nm, you could be on to something..but time will tell..
     
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    OMG, thank god I put off buying an Intel x25-M till next year, I hope with the release of the falcon the Intel price will drop, if not I am buying a 160GB falcon :p
     
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    I'm thinking 64GB for my laptop and 128GB for my desktop :)
     
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    This is an announcement.... Maybe we'll see in 12 months time?

    lol hope not.

    I'll be getting 4 x 250gigs and raiding them, purely for the storage space, not the speed.

    4 x $200 maybe?

    HDDs will be dead soon*, lol



    *soon = 2 years
     
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    Looks like you won't have to wait too long, pccasegear will be stocking them next week: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php...on=1&keyword=G.skill+falcon+II+series&x=0&y=0

    At least prices are better than the previous versions.
     
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    patience pays off :)

    will be grabbing one of these
     
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    I'm not really seeing a reason to change from my series I.
     
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    I picked up a series 1 last week for $255 from itestate, These arnt much cheaper, $210 would be fair.
     
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    Is the only benefit between II and I is that II is cheaper and slower?
     
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    So is this better than an Intel X25-M 160GB Gen2 in terms of speed but also reliability (was about to get the Intel)? Would be using it as an O/S and gaming drive. *Goes off on my merry way to look up both their vital stats...*
     
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    Mmmmm tossing up between a 40gig cheapie or one of these ones.... least ssd is getting cheaper :)
     
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    I think it would be best to look at reviews before making any big claims (not that you are)

    if its any think like the G1 to G2 that intel had it will be more about IO performance than raw speed

    the falcons1 can slow down a bit with random writes which is where the intel shines (along with heavy io)
     
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    Can be matched, but not is matched.

    So I think that there will be earlier batches that are using old flash, and future batches may use 34nm flash.
     
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    If it is indeed the case then I'll passing, plain and simple.
     
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    Have they finished the trim or whatever its called yet?
     
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    Trim supported in the latest firmware.
     

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