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Old 24th November 2008, 14:51   #1
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Default Intel X25-E Extreme solid-state drive

Intel's new X25-E Extreme SSD reads at 250MB/s, writes at 170MB/s, has near-instantaneous seek times, and may very well be the fastest drive you can plug into a standard Serial ATA port. Read on to see it blow away mechanical hard drives, other SSDs, and even our own expectations.

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Old 24th November 2008, 15:05   #2
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size x 10
price / 10
and we can go mainstream

X25-E 320Gb @ $70 would be nice
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Old 24th November 2008, 21:36   #3
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X-25E @ 80GB and $150 would be fine by me

Or, 32GB @ $80, buy two and RAID 0 them. Just wonder if there are any RAID cards that can keep up...

It was TTR or Nordic hardware that mentioned something about possible rebates on X25 drives in December. Certainly prices will go down once Intel launches models next Q1/Q2

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Old 25th November 2008, 08:35   #4
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you will keep waiting forever

the value of a good is: time used*benefit/cost and by waiting too long you can cut your value, even if the price is lower


in situations where time is money and wage costs are high, SLC SSDS should be a no brainer to use


"Of course, the X25-E does have its limitations. For example, the drive won't dramatically speed up typical desktop applications that aren't terribly bound by storage subsystem performance."

Thats simply not right, it is the only upgrade that can significantly speed up the average joes appplications.
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$800 for a 32GB drive isn't enough, Windows+Program Files directories are >32GB by themselves.

I'll wait a year and let prices drop by half with larger capacity units launching, then reconsider. I don't lose any value from waiting.

And, better to wait for an OS that can detect an SSD and disable caching. Windows 7 will have a smaller disk footprint than Vista.
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