Everyone has heard of solid state drives and like many of you I jumped onto the bandwagon with the affordable JMicron MLC SSD. Initially, these drives were lightning fast. Sequential read and write performance was unbelievable. I thought I had a winner and was definitely going to be converting all my primary drives to SSD.


After a bit of use, I found my system started lagging in the middle of MSN conversations or a video from YouTube. It was odd and very annoying. I had checked to see if there were particular tasks taking up a large number of operations but nothing stood up. Then I came across an article from that explained everything. The fault was with the JMicron controller, there was no cache needed to buffer the random read and writes an OS works on.

The solution: an SSD based on the Indilinx controller. G.Skill called it their Falcon.


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