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Windows 7: Please help me rationalize the x25-m Generation 2 80 gb

17 Oct 2009   #11
Baatfam

Windows 7 Profesional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fakeasdf View Post
I'll give a fully detailed examination once I install it all.
So you did buy one, then...?

Can't wait to hear how it goes...


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17 Oct 2009   #12
fakeasdf

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Baatfam View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fakeasdf View Post
I'll give a fully detailed examination once I install it all.
So you did buy one, then...?

Can't wait to hear how it goes...
Yeah, stupid work. I had too much time on my hands and money burning a hole in my pocket and a need for some new hardware...
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17 Oct 2009   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Enjoy Fakeasdf.
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19 Oct 2009   #14
Etihtsarom

7 Prof
 
 

What'd you get and how do you think of it?
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19 Oct 2009   #15
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fakeasdf View Post
Guys, I am in a dilemma, it hurts my feelings to spend 300 on an 80 gb drive, but the speeds of the x25-m G2 are Amazing...

random read/write
AnandTech: The SSD Relapse: Understanding and Choosing the Best SSD

sequential read/write (I'll put it in my HTPC as the OS... sequential write really only matters for the OS install)
AnandTech: The SSD Relapse: Understanding and Choosing the Best SSD


but 300 dollars for 80 gigs...
Newegg.com - Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2C1 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Solid State Disks

I really want it, so some positive reinforcement would be helpful.
In this same article he comes to the conclusion the Patriot Torqx is one of the best for a desktop. That's what I got. I love it.

http://www.anandtech.com/storage/sho...px?i=3631&p=12
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19 Oct 2009   #16
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I recently purchased an Intel X25-M G2 for $249 from mwave.com. The performance is fantastic. I considered the Torqx as well...but I'm a firm believer that the "overall" performance of the Intel makes it a better drive for my OS drive.

I have experienced no problems with my Intel drive. While concerned originally about only have 80GB...by time I moved my pagefile, disabled hibernation which I never used on my desktop and reduced the system protection amounts down to 2%...I'm running Win7 64-bit, with all my apps and a couple of games and I'm sitting at 53GB free. Of course, I am using a secondary data storage drive...and it's a 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black.

Overall, I think the SSD is outstanding. And with having 2 drives in my box, I think that increased performance as well just having a secondary drive for my box to page to.
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19 Oct 2009   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fakeasdf View Post
Guys, I am in a dilemma, it hurts my feelings to spend 300 on an 80 gb drive, but the speeds of the x25-m G2 are Amazing...

random read/write
AnandTech: The SSD Relapse: Understanding and Choosing the Best SSD

sequential read/write (I'll put it in my HTPC as the OS... sequential write really only matters for the OS install)
AnandTech: The SSD Relapse: Understanding and Choosing the Best SSD


but 300 dollars for 80 gigs...
Newegg.com - Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2C1 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Solid State Disks

I really want it, so some positive reinforcement would be helpful.
In this same article he comes to the conclusion the Patriot Torqx is one of the best for a desktop. That's what I got. I love it.

AnandTech: The SSD Relapse: Understanding and Choosing the Best SSD
That's where I'm torn at.

The Intel x25-M G2 is the fastest for random reading and writing, but the Patrior Torqx is faster for sequential reading and writing. Plus the torqx comes with a drive adapter to fit a 3.5" drive bay and has more space.

I suppose it depends on how you will be using it.
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19 Oct 2009   #18
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It also depends on if you want the best warranty in the business by a long shot (10 years)
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19 Oct 2009   #19
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

While the Patriot does offer the 10 year warranty, the Intel warranty is still good at 3 years. Plus, if I had to guess which company would "most likely" still be in business in 10 years time, my money would be on Intel.

All in all, I don't think most people would really notice the difference between the drives...and even if they did...I'm not sure they would be disappointed in the performance that they were getting.
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19 Oct 2009   #20
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Nope, I do think it will be real noticable either. I think it's going to boil down to the price in the end.
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