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Windows 7: Intel X25M 80 GB SATA SSD

08 Feb 2010   #1
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 
Intel X25M 80 GB SATA SSD

I came across some ads in eBay for this drive @ $109.00 shipped. The price per GB is lower than I have found elsewhere, but looking at the picture and size (2.5"), they appear as though they are designed to fit a laptop, or connect externally to a PC. I don't want anything more to clutter my desktop than I already have. Is there an adapter to fit this to a 3.5" drive bay?


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08 Feb 2010   #2
Stevy22

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 

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08 Feb 2010   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, there are adapters. I think all SSD's are either 2.5" or 1.8".

I simply used velcro and hid my drive out of view...to keep the clutter down. Since it has no moving parts, it doesn't have to be uber secure.

Be very wary of these drives at such a low price. If they are Generation 1's, they don't support TRIM.
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08 Feb 2010   #4
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stevy22 View Post
Ask and ye shall receive. Thanks.
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08 Feb 2010   #5
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Yes, there are adapters. I think all SSD's are either 2.5" or 1.8".

I simply used velcro and hid my drive out of view...to keep the clutter down. Since it has no moving parts, it doesn't have to be uber secure.

Be very wary of these drives at such a low price. If they are Generation 1's, they don't support TRIM.
Thanks for the heads up, but according to the ad, these are generation 2.

I really like having things screwed down, even though I don't move the PC often, when I do, I don't want to have to worry about anything flying away.
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08 Feb 2010   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I really like having things screwed down, even though I don't move the PC often, when I do, I don't want to have to worry about anything flying away.
Fair enough. I just like it to be as clean as possible, so if I can tuck that drive in some hidden space and secure it enough...that works for me. Different Strokes for Different Folks.
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08 Feb 2010   #7
Stevy22

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 

yes They Are...
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08 Feb 2010   #8
Stevy22

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 

So whats your recommendation ???
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08 Feb 2010   #9
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Price is insanely low. Are they used? I'd recommend trying to investigate the seller, make sure hes got a good rep on ebay. Google him, see if you can find any more info on the seller or customers.

If this is his first sale... red flags galore.

You can find some sellers selling the OEM versions of the drive for about 20% less than the full price at like egghead. The difference is, they only come with a 30 day return instead of a 3 year warrenty. But this seems to be about 60% less than current price?
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08 Feb 2010   #10
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The retail versions of the drives come with the sata cable and the 3.5" adapter. The OEM drives come with neither.

Again, be wary. With a price this low, their must be a reason.
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