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    Reviews - Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD review

    Intel's third-generation mainstream SSD touts higher speeds, greater capacities and lower costs. Can it deliver?
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    Re: Reviews - Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD review

    Just ordered a 120gb for £152. Reliability and the full disk encryption swung it for me.

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    Re: Reviews - Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD review

    Quote Originally Posted by gagaga View Post
    Just ordered a 120gb for £152. Reliability and the full disk encryption swung it for me.
    its 160+

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/120gb...-write-275mb-s

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    Re: Reviews - Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD review

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    I have a Vertex, but will not buy another after it failed - i suspect the thin pressed steel base hit the board after pressure from the bottom of my laptop (it was a cosy fit). The Intel drives seem a lot more solid with the base appearing to be diecast or similar.

    I normally buy from Scan but didn't this time (due to them not having stock rather than any price difference).

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    Re: Reviews - Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD review

    intel more reliable?

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    Re: Reviews - Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD review

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    intel more reliable?
    On my sample of 5 SSDs in daily use, Vertex = 1 fail Sandisk = 1 still working Intel = 3 still working

    Obviously meaningless figures in the grand scheme of things, just my personal experience. Maybe Hexus should do a survey .... guess it would make interesting reading as something *reasonably* independent.

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    Re: Reviews - Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD review

    now u tell me. already ordered the OCZ 2e 120gb. meh

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    Re: Reviews - Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD review

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    now u tell me. already ordered the OCZ 2e 120gb. meh
    I wouldn't worry to much about that, it doesn't mean that it will definitely fail.

    The numbers are based on "a french retailer" and we don't know the number of drives sold, hence the whole report is useless.

    I would pick a sandforce drive instead of any intel ones.

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    Re: Reviews - Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD review

    whats the difference between intel and sandforce?

    does the one i ordered have sandforce?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/120gb...-write-275mb-s

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    Re: Reviews - Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD review

    Yes it's a sandforce based drive

    sandforce wiki

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    Re: Reviews - Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD review

    do i need to order a 3.5 mount for the hdd i just ordered or does it come with one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    do i need to order a 3.5 mount for the hdd i just ordered or does it come with one?
    My drives came with the mounts, so I presume the new ones have them too.

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    Re: Reviews - Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD review

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    whats the difference between intel and sandforce?
    It's more usual to do the research before buying!

    Go read all the anandtech articles on SSD then come back to us
    http://www.anandtech.com/tag/storage

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    Re: Reviews - Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD review

    impulse buy my friend

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    Re: Reviews - Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD review

    The OEM drives do not come with a mount so if you buy Retail your's will.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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