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Old July 23, 2009, 12:13 PM
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I might wait for the new intel drives, I heard it will come out this year so lets see what happens for now
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Old July 23, 2009, 12:22 PM
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They are coming right now. The X-25M Gen 2's are being shipped to distributors. And price cuts are coming on a lot of drives. AnandTech: Intel Forces OCZ's Hand: Indilinx Drives To Drop in Price
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Old July 23, 2009, 12:49 PM
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They are coming right now. The X-25M Gen 2's are being shipped to distributors. And price cuts are coming on a lot of drives. AnandTech: Intel Forces OCZ's Hand: Indilinx Drives To Drop in Price
Yes! Let's hear it for faster and cheaper.

I knew when I bought my Vertex that they'd be hit by Moore's law by summertime. No regrets though.

I'm itching to see some comprehensive benchmarks on the new X25s, both -E and -M.
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Old July 23, 2009, 07:52 PM
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They are coming right now. The X-25M Gen 2's are being shipped to distributors. And price cuts are coming on a lot of drives. AnandTech: Intel Forces OCZ's Hand: Indilinx Drives To Drop in Price
It seems newegg already got them,
Newegg.com - Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2C1 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Solid State Disks
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Old July 24, 2009, 02:26 PM
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sorry for the double post but is this the new prices (after price drop) or is an older model
Canada Computers - Flash Memory/Drives > Solid State Disk : OCZ (OCZSSD2-1VTX60G) Vertex Series SATA II 2.5" 60GB Solid State Drive.
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newegg has the old x25-m for 250.. im so tempted! however i already do have a vertex...
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I hate to thread-jack, but I've heard rumours that a good way to extend the life of your SSD is to offload the OS's swap partition and temporary file directory to the first partition of a separate spindle disk. I see that this would certainly reduce the volume of writes/erasures to the SSD, but is this approach really necessary or beneficial?
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I hate to thread-jack, but I've heard rumours that a good way to extend the life of your SSD is to offload the OS's swap partition and temporary file directory to the first partition of a separate spindle disk. I see that this would certainly reduce the volume of writes/erasures to the SSD, but is this approach really necessary or beneficial?
No, write endurance is an outdated myth. In the bad old days when SSD capacities were measured in single digits, NAND was only good for 10,000 erases and wear-levelling algorithms were in their infancy, pehaps write endurance was an issue.

Nowadays, even cheap MLC SSDs should be good for many years.

SSD Myths and Legends - "write endurance" article in STORAGE search .com
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