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    Re: News - Kingston puts SSD acceleration within reach of the masses with 40GB SDDNow

    This must be a rebadging of the X series which hasnt been released yet (X25-X)

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Int...rage,8877.html

    So I think I'd wait for Intels UK pricing before grabbing this Kingston unit.

    40GB would be enough for my laptop but in price per GB terms its not alot cheaper than the M series. Is the speed defecit simply because there arent as many flash chips to simultaneously write/read from? (I think SSDs work sort of as a RAID between individual chips)

    Either way, as long as it has TRIM support (which has just come on Intel M series G2 I beleive, I could be grabbing one for my TX2 tablet. Just bought an M series for my main Desktop Rig, but as I said, 40GB would be enough for my note-taking workhorse which doesnt need alot of apps.

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    Re: News - Kingston puts SSD acceleration within reach of the masses with 40GB SDDNow

    Quote Originally Posted by Champman99 View Post
    40GB would be enough for my laptop but in price per GB terms its not alot cheaper than the M series. Is the speed defecit simply because there arent as many flash chips to simultaneously write/read from? (I think SSDs work sort of as a RAID between individual chips)
    This is my understanding. With the smaller capacity drives the limiting factor is the memory chips, with more chips in the bigger drives, the limiting factor becomes the controller itself. Thats why the 80, 160 and higher capacity drives don't increase in speed.

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    Re: News - Kingston puts SSD acceleration within reach of the masses with 40GB SDDNow

    Quote Originally Posted by Traajel View Post
    Out of interest, does anyone who has used an SSD have any comment about whether you can hear any electrical whine coming from them? Are some drives better than others for this?
    Absolutely silent - but remember when you remove one sound source - the hard drive - you immedately become aware of others that were always there, but masked by the hdd.
    e.g. slight fan noise, monitor whine, psu hum....

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    Re: News - Kingston puts SSD acceleration within reach of the masses with 40GB SDDNow

    Quote Originally Posted by mikerr View Post
    Absolutely silent - but remember when you remove one sound source - the hard drive - you immedately become aware of others that were always there, but masked by the hdd.
    e.g. slight fan noise, monitor whine, psu hum....
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    Re: News - Kingston puts SSD acceleration within reach of the masses with 40GB SDDNow

    Quote Originally Posted by format View Post
    I think I might get one for my HTPC, and put the 1TB drive from that into an external enclosure.
    Exactly what I'm thinking. 20GB for Win7 + Codecs. Enough room left to try out Crysis. (Love to see if SSD is faster than a VcRap.)
    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    I really can't justify spending 50%+ of the cost of the thing just to go SSD
    Depends how important speed is to you. My netbook cost around £520; £200 for the 2133, £20 for 2gb RAM upgrade and £300 for Intel X25M. As it's my main machine, biting the bullet was OK.

    I wouldn't be able to survive on 40GiB (=40/(1.024)^3 GB aka 37.3GB) in my main machine, though.

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