“Not to sound like a broken record, but with the exception of OCZ’s Vertex LE, not much has changed in the SSD market over the past couple of years. Intel still seems like the safest bet, and these days they’re even offering a pretty compelling value.
The 80GB X25-M G2 is finally selling for reasonable prices and earlier this month Intel launched its first value SSD: the X25-V. Priced at $125, the X25-V gives you much of the performance of the X25-M but at a lower cost and capacity point. It’s a great way to safely transition to an SSD.”
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- DATA S599 SandForce SF-1200 SSD Test @ Benchmark Reviews
- OCZ Vertex Series 60GB 2.5″ SSD review @ Elite Bastards
- A-DATA S599 100GB SandForce SF-1200 Solid State Disk @ TweakTown
- Kingston SSDNow SNV425-S2 128GB @ PureOverclock
- Plextor PX- 128M1S 128GB SSD Review @ PCSTATS
- USB Drives Benchmark @ t-break
- Addonics NAS2XU2 NAS 2.0 Adapter Review @ Tweaknews
- Corsair Flash Padlock 2 8GB @ OC3D
The 40GB Intel X25-V requires a $123 investment, while the 80GB Intel X25-M G2 will cost you $224. That puts a pair of X25-V’s into about the same price range as a single X25-M and buying a pair opens up options for setting up those drives. A single X25-V is slower than a single X25-M but what happens if you put them into a RAID-0 setup? You do lose support for TRIM, but AnandTech has a trick to take advantage of Intel’s own garbage clean up. What does it do to the performance? Read the full review to find out.