More a personal request then anything else.
Busy putting together plans for upgrading various parts of my computer and was thinking of an SSD drive. Are the Intel X25-M drives still the ones to go for or has something else overtaken them?
If I was buying an SSD today I would get either the 160GB X25-M 'G2' (£328.01) or the 100GB OCZ Vertex 2 (£302.96). AnandTech has a review comparing both here.
I have had my X25-M 'G2' for 10 months now and it has been rock solid. However, Intel's third gen X25-M will be released in around 5-6 months time. If you can wait a bit longer you will be able to get a bigger and faster SSD for less money.
Last edited by Arthur; 29th May 2010 at 09:59 PM.
Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB are the fastest single drives you can get as far as far as I am aware, faster then the Intel drives and more space. With read speeds up to 355MB/sec and write up to 215MB/sec you need a SATA 6Gbps to get full speed out of the drive. The drive will cap out a SATA II port.
I would avoid the C300 personally. There have been far too many issues with it (see below) and every time there is a firmware update, your data will be erased. This is a PITA especially since this doesn't happen with other manufacturers firmware updates.
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