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Intel X25-M 80 and 160GB SSDs Get Price Break

Intel X25-M 80 and 160GB SSDs Get Price Break

One of the best parts of having your own PC, is making it your own. You get to pick the parts that go into your tower, along with every other piece of accessory. If that's your thing, you can do pretty much whatever you want with your PC. The only trouble is, usually, the price. For example, when the Intel X25-M 80GB broke cover a little over two years ago, it had a price tag of $595. Luckily it took a price cut last July, getting it down to $225. But now it's even less, even if it's just for a limited time.

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Intel X25-M SSD update yanked over Windows 7 flaw

Intel X25-M SSD update yanked over Windows 7 flaw

Intel have yanked their recent X25-M SSD firmware update, after users reported the new software killed Windows 7 installations.  The update introduced TRIM support to the solid-state drives, together with boosting sequential write performance by up to 40-percent; however, some Intel support forum users have discovered that after rebooting their Windows 7 machine the new OS will no longer load.

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Intel X25-M SSD RAID-0 array tested: say hello to speed

Intel X25-M SSD RAID-0 array tested: say hello to speed

It must be a day for big Intel SSD RAID arrays.  If DosPara's six drive Prime SSD-RAID server is, at $9,320, a bit rich for your blood, HotHardware have been testing out what performance you can expect from just two of Intel's X25-M 80GB solid-state drives.  Paired together in a RAID 0 (striped) setup, the team found I/O speeds pretty much double what you'd get from a single drive.

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Intel X25-M SSD priced, released & tested: Expensive but Impressive

Intel X25-M SSD priced, released & tested: Expensive but Impressive

Intel's new consumer SSDs - the X18-M and X25-M - have been officially announced, with pricing confirmed for the 80GB model.  Based on MLC NAND flash chips, the two drives differ in form factor (1.8-inch and 2.5-inch), with pricing from $595 (for system builders).  The 2.5-inch SSD is at the heart of HP's EliteBook 6930p battery-busting 24hr laptop - with HP claiming the X25-M improves battery life by 7-percent over traditional drives - and has also been on the Laptop Mag and PC Perspective test benches.

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Intel 120GB X25-M SSD arrives along with price-cuts

Intel 120GB X25-M SSD arrives along with price-cuts

We're not entirely convinced that an SSD is everybody's idea of a great holiday gift, but if you're shopping for the geek in your life then the news that Intel has slashed solid-state drive prices and introduced a new, 120GB X25-M SATA model might be useful. The 80GB X25-M SSD now has an RRP of $199, while the new 120GB drive has an RRP of $249.

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Intel deny X25-M fragmentation problem: blame poor life-cycle simulation

Intel deny X25-M fragmentation problem: blame poor life-cycle simulation

Intel's X25-M solid-state drive has generally aced all testing, with its combination of super-high read and write speeds, which is why SSD-loving geeks were so disturbed by PC Perspective's long-term performance analysis.  According to their findings, Intel's file controller - which cycles through available flash cells progressively, so as to avoid wearing out regularly-accessed blocks - results in a significant slow-down of performance due to the OS being unable to keep track of fragmentation.  Now Intel are denying that the PC Perspective testing - which simulated a longer life-cycle - is in fact an accurate representation of an X25-M's use.

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