Tuesday, May 13th 2008

G.Skill Announces 32GB and 64GB SATAII 2.5-inch SSDs

As Solid State Drives (SSDs) are gaining speed quickly, memory manufacturer G.Skill today decided to join in with two SSD drives (model: FS-25S2-32GB). Available in 32GB and 64GB capacity, the G.Skill 2.5-inch SATAII drives are robust substitutes for normal hard drives (HDDs). G.Skill's SSDs are more reliable, plus they deliver 100MB/s read and 80MB/s write speeds for most 2.5-inch SATAII capable devices. Please visit G.Skill's official site for more information.

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15 Comments on G.Skill Announces 32GB and 64GB SATAII 2.5-inch SSDs

#1
jbunch07
I would really like to get a ssd but the price on them is still pretty high... but they are coming down pretty fast...hopefully my next build will have one.
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PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
When they come out with a 250gb version, I will upgrade. Also, why do they not have 3.5" models?
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#3
Cybrnook2002
I think because the big market they are targeting right now is the notebook and portable industry. The "non-moving parts" section. But, you could always buy an adapter.
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mdm-adph
by: PVTCaboose1337
When they come out with a 250gb version, I will upgrade. Also, why do they not have 3.5" models?
Seriously, I think it's because the 3.5 drive is on the way out. Betcha 2.5 drives will be the standard for all computers a couple of years from now (cheaper for the companies that make 'em to just make one size of drive).

But anyway, finally an SSD from a company I like. :p
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#5
lemonadesoda
WARNING... That link to G.Skill crashes my PC. Could be malware.
...for all portable computers
What does that mean exactly? Why "all"? Why "portable computers". Wouldnt this be good for many other devices, like servers (many blade servers use 2.5"), media players, fixed NAS, desktops.
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#6

A 32GB SSD is enough for the OPS!
My 320GB SATAII and my 200GB HDD is enougf space for music, films, and games!
If the price for a 32GB SSD is about 200Bucks I buy one!
So I think for the next 1 or 2 years I would stay with my SATAII :D
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#7
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
sounds good but my lappy HDD is only 80Gb - & this would be more a downgrade then upgrade.

gonna wait until they hit the 250Gb+ mark - then we will talk
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Silverel
by: lemonadesoda
WARNING... That link to G.Skill crashes my PC. Could be malware.
Ah, I had no issues, just a bunch of flash animations all at the same time. Mighta been a bit of overload. :rolleyes:
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malware
by: lemonadesoda
WARNING... That link to G.Skill crashes my PC. Could be malware.

What does that mean exactly? Why "all"? Why "portable computers". Wouldnt this be good for many other devices, like servers (many blade servers use 2.5"), media players, fixed NAS, desktops.
It only asks for Language Installation, this could be the reason for your explorer crashing.

I'll try to fix the text for you. ;)
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#10
lemonadesoda
Top editing there Malware. +1

Thanks about the language installation issue. I have a lock-down security. Programs are not allowed to script their own installations. So rather than flash skipping the install (because it cant), it brings down iexplorer! Bad programming!

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#11
Drac
With more companies the price will drop or i hope so :)
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#12
Mussels
Moderprator
i think all these SSD's are the same drives. all these companies drives are in the 80-120MB/s range in their speed claims, and they're all 2.5" and 32/64GB.

oh and as people have said - these are small, but they'd make one helluva OS drive ;) reach 128GB or 256GB and you'll fit the games as well...
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#14
lemonadesoda
Nice little article. I'll keep my eyes open for the next installment CF v4.0. That might be worth considering.
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#15
Mussels
Moderprator
nice little article. definately a good idea for laptops :)
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