GSkill Falcon 128GB SATA II SSD

ATTO Benchmark

ATTO Disk Benchmark
ATTO Disk Benchmark may be one of the oldest hard disk benchmark utilities still in service, but many would argue that it still remains the best. Unlike HDTune Pro and many other benchmarking utilities, ATTO can be configured to write up to 256MB of data to the disk in file sizes varying from 5KB to 8MB. This is especially useful for SSD drives and indeed RAID configurations where performance can be heavily reliant on the cluster size of the disk. All tests were run with the default settings of 0.5KB through 8192KB transfer sizes with the total length of 256MB. For clearer comparative purposes, the key stages of the benchmark are included in the graphs below:
Results Analysis
Here is where the GSkill Falcon begins to stretch it's silicon legs. Despite having a lower read speed than the OCZ Vertex, the GSkill falcon managed a blistering 261MB/s which is much faster than the 231MB/s the Vertex managed. Not only that but the Falcon also managed some amazing write speeds, even beating our previous best model, the OCZ Summit.
Let's see what PCMark Vantage makes of the drives...
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Most Recent Comments

13-07-2009, 04:35:26

"To be the best you have to beat the best. Does the GSkill Falcon have wait it takes to outpace the other SSD's on test? Find out in our latest review..." - by W3bbo

GSkill Falcon 128GB SATA II SSDQuote

16-07-2009, 17:40:51


How did this go un replied to?

I have an excuse... I had 800 posts to catch up on and then I save the reviews for last.. This is my last one so I'm now officially caught up.

Aaaanyway back to this review.. What a product really.. It actually beats the competition by a clear margin (mostly) which makes a change these days.

Don't ya get to keep this one Jimbo? Quote

17-07-2009, 13:35:21

No! Jim certainly doesn't get to keep this one lol.

Gotta say this is one sweet product!Quote

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