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    News - Intel officially announces "affordable" X25-V SSD

    40GB solid-state drive is Intel's cheapest to date.
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    Re: News - Intel officially announces "affordable" X25-V SSD

    The price is right, but I would want a bit more capacity and would always want it faster. That said if I needed to replace the HDD in my laptop today then one of these would be going in.

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    Re: News - Intel officially announces "affordable" X25-V SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by cordas View Post
    The price is right, but I would want a bit more capacity and would always want it faster.
    So, if you want more capacity and it faster, the price isn't right!

    40GB.....it's basically an OS drive at that size but the price may be right, especially for HTPC owners.
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    Re: News - Intel officially announces "affordable" X25-V SSD

    40GB? After install w7, couple games...

    Ideal laptop drive though. £93 at SCAN atm, still £2.30/gb. £74 for a 1.5TB HDD for comparison.

    What's the spiel regarding Intels low write speed again? They quote random write rather than continuous write?

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    Re: News - Intel officially announces "affordable" X25-V SSD

    Still has been lower in the guise of the Kingston 40GB @ £70
    ...though why they stopped selling that is anyone's guess.
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    Re: News - Intel officially announces "affordable" X25-V SSD

    I bought one last weekend for running a few games off - pretty decent performance tbh.

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    Re: News - Intel officially announces "affordable" X25-V SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by borandi View Post
    40GB? After install w7, couple games...

    Ideal laptop drive though. £93 at SCAN atm, still £2.30/gb. £74 for a 1.5TB HDD for comparison.

    What's the spiel regarding Intels low write speed again? They quote random write rather than continuous write?
    Because their drives are fast where it actually matters, rather than just going for high benchmark speeds.

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    Re: News - Intel officially announces "affordable" X25-V SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by mikerr View Post
    Still has been lower in the guise of the Kingston 40GB @ £70
    ...though why they stopped selling that is anyone's guess.
    The Kingston value drives were rubbish from what I heard, barely faster than a HDD and slower at some things.

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    Re: News - Intel officially announces "affordable" X25-V SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    The Kingston value drives were rubbish from what I heard, barely faster than a HDD and slower at some things.
    Not the ones based on the Intel SSDs.

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    Re: News - Intel officially announces "affordable" X25-V SSD

    I'm not even sure they claimed it was "based on"... was effectively the same thing.

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    Re: News - Intel officially announces "affordable" X25-V SSD

    I mean the V series (not including V+).

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    Re: News - Intel officially announces "affordable" X25-V SSD

    do you think its worth me buying a SAS cable for an SAS drive my uncles willing to sell me for around £20 - It will jsut be used for games and possibly a scratch disk for encoding etc.?
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    Re: News - Intel officially announces "affordable" X25-V SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    I mean the V series (not including V+).
    ...and the original post was doubtless referring to rebadged Intel drive which was a 40gb drive (I have two of them) and was actually very good indeed (especially as it turns out you can reflash it as an intel drive to take advantage of TRIM).

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    Re: News - Intel officially announces "affordable" X25-V SSD

    I didn't know he was referring to an Intel one, I don't know all the capacities/prices of each model.

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    Re: News - Intel officially announces "affordable" X25-V SSD

    i'd load games off a 1tb v3 ta. OS on a nice 80 or 120gb SSD thou... /me drools.

    I got 2x 80gb drives atm and a data drive. so i could make do would with a 40gb.

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    Re: News - Intel officially announces "affordable" X25-V SSD

    1x 80GB SSD for me. Then a 1TB drive for all my photos, data, videos. And I put my games on the 1TB too. They're more than fast enough on that when it's the only thing being accessed.

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