Intel's budget-conscious 40GB X25-V SSD appears online

By Matthew
Dec 18, 2009
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  1. It seems Intel is moving ahead with plans to complement its mainstream X25-M solid-state drives with a more affordable V (value) series. Due early next year, the X25-V lineup will use MLC NAND flash memory, have TRIM support, and should handsomely discount Intel's pricey ($300 80GB and $500 160GB) second-generation X25-M SSDs.

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  2. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Nice! When such a monopolistic company like Intel cuts their prices to affordable levels, you know the technology is about to go mainstream. Let's hope there aren't any performance bugs or anything like that though.
  3. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 941   +82

    I've once read that anything under 120 GB doesn't have a good lifespan since the read/writes in an MLC SSD will wear a drive out after 10,000 writes. And a small disk like this doesn't allow a good wear leveling algorithm enough space to share the wear.
  4. @slh28: Intel's whole business model follows Moore's law from which cascading lower prices follow as a law of nature. Monopolistic or not, anyone who cares to follow this industry can imply that Intel has hurt consumers by raising prices.
  5. Puiu

    Puiu TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,023   +90

    i just want to know what performance this drive will have. From what i've seen small SSD's aren't that fast when it come to read/write speeds..
  6. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 604

    Yeah, it all depends on the controller and how many raid channels of flash it uses (efficiently). It would be logical to assume that the smaller drives will have less channels available and that they will use a less expensive (and less powerful) controller as well.
  7. Intel already has a budget 40GB SSD on the market, it's called the Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV125-S2BD... (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139079)

    Or Kingston "Boot Drive"..
  8. Kinston and Intel aren't the same company, knucklehead.
  9. if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck.
    then there's a good chance that it's a duck.

    give your old trusty search engine a go and you'll see that the kingston 40gb-v is a intel x25-v

    who's the KH now.

  10. http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1111/3/
  11. Punkid

    Punkid TechSpot Maniac Posts: 543

    even though its a budget consious ssd, it still costs more than HDDs
     
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