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AERo January 5, 2010 09:19 PM

Intel X25-M (34nm) or G.Skill Falcon (Barefoot)?
 
I've saved up enough money for either
1. Intel X25-M (34nm G2) 80GB/160GB
or
2. G.Skill Falcon 128GB (Barefoot)

Which one would you go for, and why?

BTW, does anyone know the "Official" Power consumption on the Intel X25 G2s?

gingerbee January 5, 2010 09:47 PM

(Falcon)firmware won't brick the drive ha ha. and because i have two there very very fast. um wait so is the intel ha ha i stay with indilinx jmo no other reason.
:offtopic:thought i would throw this in so you can see it Newegg.ca - A-DATA ASINTS-80GM-CSA 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Solid State Disks
and here's the intel 40gb and it's even branded intel not kingston Newegg.ca - Intel X25-V SSDSA2MP040G2R5 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Solid State Disks

lowfat January 5, 2010 10:00 PM

Either drive will be good. I'd go w/ the Intel if 80GB is enough for you.

AERo January 6, 2010 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lowfat (Post 312878)
Either drive will be good. I'd go w/ the Intel if 80GB is enough for you.

I currently have enough saved up for even the 160GB Intel.
I'm just trying to analyze if it would be worth the cost :)

AkG January 6, 2010 12:27 PM

Intel SSDs are power hogs in comparison to Indi and Samsungs. IIRC the 80gb sucks upto a max of 1amp off the 5v line (5 watts power draw).

Chilly January 6, 2010 12:30 PM

You can't go wrong with the Intel :thumb:

Oversized Rooster January 6, 2010 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AERo (Post 313110)
I currently have enough saved up for even the 160GB Intel.
I'm just trying to analyze if it would be worth the cost :)

You have enough for the 160GB Intel? Then the correct course of action is to go 2 x 80GB Intel in RAID0.

AERo January 6, 2010 12:52 PM

Bloody hell... Forgot to specify this SSD is going into my laptop first before getting dropped into my desktop.

Thus the need for a "singular" SSD option ;)

lowfat January 6, 2010 04:28 PM

RAID0 isn't all that beneficial in most newer games currently anyways. Shit is too poorly coded. Plus the 160GB is slightly faster than a 80GB and you don't loose TRIM.

AkG January 6, 2010 05:05 PM

If I was willing to drop over 5 bills on one SSD. It would either be the 160GB X25-M gen 2....or a SLC based SSD. You could move up to a longer lasting drive like the Agility EX, but 10x lifespan (actually more like 4x as it would only have about 37.5% the cells to work with) would come at slower 4k write speed and 100GB less space ;)


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