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|19th March 2010, 09:30||#1|
Join Date: May 2002
Intel's X25-V & Kingston's 30GB SSDNow V Series: Battle of the $125 SSDs
The story goes like this: Intel let Kingston build a value version of its X25-M G2 drives. This became the 40GB Kingston V Series Boot Drive. When Intel added TRIM support to the G2 drives, Kingston was told to wait. Kingston would get TRIM support when Intel launched its own 40GB version of the G2. Here’s where things get hairy. Intel and Kingston couldn’t work out terms for the TRIM enabled firmware on the V Series Boot Drives. Intel wanted too much money and Kingston wanted to keep the drive price below $100. The outcome? Kingston V Series Boot Drive owners never got official TRIM support and the product was dropped altogether.
This all took place a few months ago. Two things have happened since then. Intel has, as expected, launched its value SSD: the X25-V. This is basically the Kingston drive we reviewed last year, but with official TRIM support. In other words, it’s a X25-M G2 but with only half the channels populated with IMFT NAND. The X25-V is available only in a 40GB capacity (we’ll see an 80GB version based on 25nm NAND in Q4 2010). The drive is priced at $125 and available today. On a side note, Intel’s pricing shows that there wasn’t any room for Kingston to deliver a sub-$100 version of the X25-V.
|19th March 2010, 09:35||#2|
Join Date: May 2002
in my humble opinion just look for an SSD at $200 price point, 60-80Gb drives with better speed and better GB/€
|21st March 2010, 04:31||#3|
I agree. 40GB is not even enough space for my Steam directory. Those TF2 maps take up a lot of space...
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