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Join Date: Oct 2009
12-01-2009, 09:10 PM
Funny you should mention that, I was just looking at this one on NewEgg:
Newegg.com - DANE-ELEC DA-SDM25-80G-N-T-MK 1.8" with 2.5" adapter SSD Migration Kit - Solid State Disks
It is an Intel unit, but is last years model from what the reviews say, but has excellent read times. I'd like to go Intel, but with the price, this is the only one I'd go for.
Otherwise I was looking at this one, or a similar Corsair that had slightly lower read/write times.
I have a Super Talent in my 1010 and would by another.
Any thoughts on either? Write speeds I'm not to worried about, any big writes will go to the storage platters.
I'd really like to go for the above Intel, the 80GB capacity is right at what I want for OS and a few programs.
---------- Post added at 09:10 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:18 PM ----------
Disregard above, I'm going with this one:
INTEL X25M 80GB SATA 3.0 Gen 2 SSDSA2MH080G2 2.5" SSD - eBay (item 200408273439 end time Dec-19-09 20:45:06 PST)
Join Date: Jun 2009
12-03-2009, 04:05 PM
Also, the introduction of the Intel X25-M G2 was what drove SSDs prices down. Moving from 50nm to 34nm chips allowed Intel to sell the G2 cheaper. Certainly, relative to how expensive consumer SSDs were prior to the introduction of the G2, it's really not an expensive SSD at all. There are many SSDs that cost more (but generally perform worse).
And no, the Intel controller is exclusively found on Intel SSDs (and their Kingston re-brands) - these controllers cannot be found on SSDs from other manufacturers, like OCZ.
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Herefordshire (U.K.)
12-03-2009, 05:01 PM
Sorry... I stand corrected... for some reason I had got it into my head that Intel SSD's used Indilinx controllers.
I wouldn't however be very happy to recommend anything which uses a Samsung controller at the moment though, as they have been shown to be very slow in releasing firmware updates, as many folks who bought OCZ Summit models have found, and are far from happy.
I am a bit of an OCZ Vertex fan myself... and they do have an excellent customer support forum!
It is quickly becoming apparent though that even the latest SSD's feature what is still relatively new technology, and although they are almost certainly the future of 'hard drives', I am sure even better performing, more reliable, and hopefully cheaper models, will soon be available.
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