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Windows 7: Intel X25-M 120GB SSD Released with Lower Holiday Price

29 Nov 2010   #21
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nokken View Post
I really like my Intel X-25M 80GB Gen2.
Space is my only real complaint.

Cold Boot to Windows 7 Desktop in no time flat.
For bulk data you can always use a 2.5" USB powered external disk. Videos, music, pictures work just as well from an external.


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29 Nov 2010   #22
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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For bulk data you can always use a 2.5" USB powered external disk...
or even an old-fashioned internal hdd.
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30 Nov 2010   #23
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i'm poor and i live in the uk.

i've been looking at this drive, or maybe this or this...

any comments please?

i know they are small, but i'm thinking of just using it for my os and smaller programs - big bloaty software can go on the hdd.

I'm using the X25-V 40GB, the access times are very fast.
Read 0.092ms and Write 0.076ms.

This is an excellent place to start with SSDs, I have no problems with free space on mine, 45% free.
OS and all my programs on the SSD, personal data and files on the HDD.

Tom's Hardware, Used state:Access Time Read

Access time is the single best asset for a SSD.

For the price, this is a great SSD.
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30 Nov 2010   #24
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

thanks Dave - i also notice that it comes with a 'Retail SKU Supplied with mounting brackets' - is this how you fit a 2.5" drive into a 3.5" bay?

would i have to buy one of these extra if i went for one of the other drives? or do they all have a similar thingy?
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30 Nov 2010   #25
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

The 3.5 adapter is used to fit the desktop drive racks.

Most SSDs come with them, need to check to be sure.
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30 Nov 2010   #26
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

thanks again
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30 Nov 2010   #27
toughbook

 
 

If anybody needs an adapter let me know. I have too many laying around.

I have them from my vast array of SSD's that have tilted the magnetic force of my debit card! I don't have a desktop, all laptops. Let's see, I have them from the
Intel 32GB SLC SSD
Patriot Warp 64GB SSD
Intel 80GB G2 SSd
Corsair 120 GB SSD

I should be ashamed of myself

I really don't see too many people talking about the Corsair F-Series SSD's around here. They are great drives with the much lovely SandForce Controller. I love mine too say the least.
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30 Nov 2010   #28
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

I was all about the SandForce controllers until I saw the Access Times as compared to the Intel SSD's for cheaper. It's the trade-off of much higher throughput with that controller, I suppose. I just don't think a typical desktop machine would benefit as much from the throughput as compared to access times. That's just my subjective opinion, though.
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30 Nov 2010   #29
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
I was all about the SandForce controllers until I saw the Access Times as compared to the Intel SSD's for cheaper. It's the trade-off of much higher throughput with that controller, I suppose. I just don't think a typical desktop machine would benefit as much from the throughput as compared to access times. That's just my subjective opinion, though.
Absolutely correct.
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30 Nov 2010   #30
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

The only problem I have right now is that there arn't any 500GB or more realistic 512Gb ssd that fit in my buget. Im thinking on holding out maybe another 6 months. By that time I should have a nice desktop and maybe a ssd Raid 0.
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