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Intel X25-M (34nm G2) 11 84.62%
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Old January 5, 2010, 09:19 PM
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Default 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
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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?
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Old January 5, 2010, 09:47 PM
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(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.
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
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Old January 5, 2010, 10:00 PM
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Either drive will be good. I'd go w/ the Intel if 80GB is enough for you.
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Old January 6, 2010, 12:09 PM
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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 :)
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Old January 6, 2010, 12:27 PM
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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).
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You can't go wrong with the Intel
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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.
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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 ;)
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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.
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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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