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Old August 20, 2010, 06:54 PM
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Default Intel X25-V 40GB -Enough for windows?

Canadacomputers has the Intel X25-V 40GB listed for 119.99 and I'm planning on picking it up tomorrow. I just want to make sure if it's enough for Windows 7 Ultimate + programs + one or two games(ones I play alot, SC2 and CSS/TF2).

EDIT: They also have the WD 1TB Green and Seagate 1TB Barracuda for 64.99. which would offer the best performance? should I just order the WD Black from NCIX.com instead?
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Old August 20, 2010, 06:58 PM
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I have this ssd. I have windows 7 with programs installed. No games installed. But I turned off hybernation and moved my swap file to another drive and I have 18 gigs left. Windows boots in under 15 sec.
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Old August 20, 2010, 07:01 PM
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I wouldn't recommend one as your only drive if it's on a machine that you're going to be gaming on. I've got one in my main rig but it's being used as an OS drive with all of my games on a secondary HDD.
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Old August 20, 2010, 07:03 PM
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I will be using a secondary 250GB hard drive for videos/music and other larger stuff. the SSD will be the OS drive with most of my programs(I really don't have many tbh).
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I have two of the x25-v drives and two 1tb drives. I use one for my os drive and apps, the other ssd I use for a few of my games I play often and the hdd's i use for media and other games.
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It's enough for an os and a few programs but if you game at all a larger ssd would be better. Also look at the C300, new WD ssds, or possibly the older vertex drives. The X25-V really isn't built for speed.
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Old August 21, 2010, 10:25 AM
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I would suggest grabbing a Corsair Force F40 from Newegg instead. It is cheaper after the MIR and the sequential writes aren't crippled like the X25-V.

Newegg.ca - Corsair Force F40 CSSD-F40GB2 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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Old August 21, 2010, 11:06 AM
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The force 40 is a very sweet drive. Uses lower density chips and is only "missing" 3 off its board....unlike the 40 V which is missing HALF. Almost as fast as its bigger bro the 120. ;)

BUT if you can justify the extra 20 or so dollars for the 40gb....splurge and for an extra 5 (after MIR) get the Force 60! Its on sale for like 144'ish at ncix. GREAT deal. For an even (slightly) faster drive.

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anything good for undeer 100? i'm just a student so over 100 is abit much lol. just noticed the x25-v is 120. i prefer purchasing from anadacomputers since it close by.
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Old August 21, 2010, 11:50 AM
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these are the only two i would consider at that price range

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...l&promoid=1088

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...a%20Technology

edit VVV that's even better deal for the 40
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