G.Skill Introduces High-Speed Falcon Range SSDs

"SSD drives are becoming faster by the day, with manufacturers releasing new drives almost every week. This time around, it is the turn of G.Skill; the company has launched its new Falcon range of SSDs."

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G.Skill Introduces High-Speed Falcon Range SSDs
 
The new Falcon SSDs from G.Skills offer higher read and write speedsSSD drives are becoming faster by the day, with manufacturers releasing new drives almost every week. This time around, it is the turn of G.Skill; the company has launched its new Falcon range of SSDs.
 
Earlier SSDs used to be based on a JMicron controller that occasionally led to not-so-great performance. Then Intel introduced its super speedy X25-M drives late last year and changed SSDs forever. Other SSD manufacturers soon followed suit and added RAID to their drives to ramp up speed.
 
G.Skill’s new Falcon SSDs are based on a controller from Indilinx, which gives them faster read and write speeds. The 2.5in SATA drives will be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities, all with a 64MB buffer. The 64GB drive is SLC-based and gives 230MB/s and 130MB/s read and write speeds respectively, while the larger capacity drives are MLC-based with read and write speeds of 230MB/s and 190MB/s respectively.
 
The company has not released any pricing details for the range.
 
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15-04-2009, 05:12:43

!TIMMY!
I bought this Asus version of the 8800GT because of its dual slot Glaciator cooler which keeps the card cool while I overclocked it using Rivatuner (720mhz core, 1800mhz shader, 2050mhz memory).

This card is in great condition and has never missed a beat. It comes boxed with the manual, driver cd, cd wallet (New), s-video cable (New), dvi adapter (New) and pci-e power cable (New).

Selling as I have upgraded to a ATI 4870.

Asking for £65 ono, delivered.

Pic:

[IMG]http://upload.overclock3d.net/dwn/151834326955/img_1955.jpg[/IMG]

I am advertising this elsewhere.

eBay Feedback: timward12

15-04-2009, 07:12:16

tinytomlogan
Is it referance dude? Any waranty?

15-04-2009, 07:55:19

!TIMMY!
Accroding to this guy's review, it comes with a 3 years warranty. I bought it in December 2007, and I don't think I registered it with Asus. Just tried to login to Asus and they don't have an account with my email address.

He also says, "same stuff that you'd find on a reference board, just that its got a blue PCB. Nothing special, but its not bad either."

Another review, but of the TOP version:

"The ASUS 8800GT TOP is based off of the reference PCB design but has the inclusion of the large Glaciator cooler which promises to lower temperatures by as much as 35% over the stock cooling solution. Even though the reference PCB design is used here, it is clad in a blue finish which gives it a bit more unique look than if the standard green PCB was used."

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/5461-asus-en8800gt-top-512mb-graphics-card-review-4.html

I did put on an Akasa Vortexx Neo on it and after taking it off some of the thermal pad has left a residue on the memory. Might need cleaning off more thoroughly if you needed to send it back to Asus. Just trying to be as honest as possible.

Hope that helps :)

15-04-2009, 08:22:18

tinytomlogan
Do you have the original purchace receipt?

Sounds like its ref so I could well be interested.

15-04-2009, 09:17:17

!TIMMY!
I can have a look for it when I get home. I normally horde receipts, but finding it is a whole other story.

15-04-2009, 13:31:26

!TIMMY!
Yep I have the receipt, just dug it out :)

17-04-2009, 08:34:13

!TIMMY!
Sold, please close.
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