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Intel 40GB X25-V SSD Retail - £82.24 @ Scan
Intel 40GB X25-V SSD Retail -	 £82.24 @ Scan

Intel 40GB X25-V SSD Retail - £82.24 @ Scan

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40GB Intel X25-V,
MLC-Flash,
2.5", 1x SATA 3Gb/s,
Solid State Drive

- Performance: Enhances productivity; makes users more efficient
- Innovative: 2.5" form factor; uses NAND Flash memory components
- Silent: Runs silent and cool with no moving mechanical parts
- Reliable: Less likely to fail than a standard hard drive
- Shock Resistant: No moving parts so the SSD handles rougher conditions than a hard drive


It's an intel controller, which is the best SSD (best at random read/write )

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Why ignore the low write speed?

Is this perhaps one of their older (!) generation SSDs? Does it have TRIM, anyone?

mikerr;8442662

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2968/intel-s-x25-v-kingston-s-30gb-ssdnow-v-series-battle-of-the-125-ssds/6



For anyone not familiar with those charts - the tiny tiny values on the bottom 2 are the fastest HDDs you can buy

There's obviously more to the story than that one test - but as a boot volume/WIndows drive they're amazing.

therealjohnpeat;8443104

For anyone not familiar with those charts - the tiny tiny values on the … For anyone not familiar with those charts - the tiny tiny values on the bottom 2 are the fastest HDDs you can buy :)There's obviously more to the story than that one test - but as a boot volume/WIndows drive they're amazing.



^ What ?

You Surely mean V's 2.5 form factor and 3.5 using platters btw the Samsung f3 is faster than those 2 mechanical hdds for sustainded read write. Random access on wd will certainly be lower spinning @10K

Well that chart is of little use as you only have 37.27GB not a great deal apart from the OS will be on it anyway. On light use a traditional hard disk will suffice for most part but as the tasks increase SSD's are more impressive. Anandtech's real world chart is of more use to people as most people want to use it not bench it.

http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/intelx25v_031910030252/22060.png

AnandTech's heavy workload test is basically just a measure of linear write speed because it contains a test where a bunch of 12 MegaPixel (ie, 48MB each) images are saved to the SSD. It's not a test of overall SSD performance at all.

And in the real world large data files like that would be saved on the HDD, small SSDs are for the OS and applications. I have one of these 40GB drives in one of my systems and it's considerably more responsive than any hard drive, not quite as snappy as a full-monty X25-M or an Indilinx drive but still well worth the money.

GAVINLEWISHUKD;8443294

Well that chart is of little use as you only have 37.27GB not a great … Well that chart is of little use as you only have 37.27GB not a great deal apart from the OS will be on it anyway.


40GB is plenty of space for the OS and any program files you load regularly (browsers or whatever).

You won't be storing any media on it (there's zero point) and so 40Gb is more than plenty (I've just looked at the 4 machines I have here and the most they have on a system drive is 11Gb!)

Also - at these prices the idea of Raiding them is more and more practical and you'll see even greater benefits...

DrRamtop;8443488

AnandTech's heavy workload test is basically just a measure of linear … AnandTech's heavy workload test is basically just a measure of linear write speed because it contains a test where a bunch of 12 MegaPixel (ie, 48MB each) images are saved to the SSD. It's not a test of overall SSD performance at all.And in the real world large data files like that would be saved on the HDD, small SSDs are for the OS and applications. I have one of these 40GB drives in one of my systems and it's considerably more responsive than any hard drive, not quite as snappy as a full-monty X25-M or an Indilinx drive but still well worth the money.



Well it's not ideal but it's far more useful than most of the benchmarks provided. Ok it does incorporate some large reads and writes, but it also adds in a huge bunch of everyday stuff.

therealjohnpeat;8443503

40GB is plenty of space for the OS and any program files you load … 40GB is plenty of space for the OS and any program files you load regularly (browsers or whatever).You won't be storing any media on it (there's zero point) and so 40Gb is more than plenty (I've just looked at the 4 machines I have here and the most they have on a system drive is 11Gb!)Also - at these prices the idea of Raiding them is more and more practical and you'll see even greater benefits...



Yes but if it's your only drive on you laptop then its not an option. Besides if your working on media then it may be great if your application may load fast but you have to sit around waiting for your media to load into it.

11Gb. Well if your using windows 7 you must have pretty much everything turned off.

Original Poster

Use an SSD, and the difference is very noticeable in everyday tasks.

mikerr;8443849

Use an SSD, and the difference is very noticeable in [SIZE="2"]everyday … Use an SSD, and the difference is very noticeable in [SIZE="2"]everyday tasks[/SIZE].


My dishwashing time has been halved since installing an SSD under the sink. :thumbsup:

One of my colleagues bought one of these for his notebook, and he was very impressed with the performance boost. I have it's big brother the x-25m, and it was the best upgrade iv'e done in ages.
These have been around £100 for a while, so this is a good price :thumbsup:

GAVINLEWISHUKD;8443568

Yes but if it's your only drive on you laptop then its not an option.


Not everyone in the world has a laptop - some people have desktops y'knows...

Cheers, ordered this. I've been toying with getting an SSD to use as an OS partition and this looks like a pretty cost effective way of doing it.

pretty deary price, but pretty good for what it is!

Original Poster

Actually this is now £4 cheaper than yesterday, at £82.24

..and you can now order more than one per customer (unlike on scan supersavers yesterday)

2 of these in RAID 0 is faster and cheaper than 1 80GB intel.

Quicklite;8459223

pretty deary price, but pretty good for what it is!

Oh no, why do you think this is expensive?! [edit] Just seen the above post, d'oh!

mikerr;8459383

Actually this is now £4 cheaper than yesterday, at £82.24 :)..and you can … Actually this is now £4 cheaper than yesterday, at £82.24 :)..and you can now order more than one per customer (unlike on scan supersavers yesterday)2 of these in RAID 0 is faster and cheaper than 1 80GB intel.



That's a sweet idea :thumbsup:

Original Poster

Deal back on at £84.59

Worth pointing out the trim is lost on Raid configs. and only Win7 supports trim.
The intel drivers do not support trim.

When I went to scan added one and tried to checkout Total was£95.14 inc vat and delivery?!

Ebuyers has this for ebuyer.com/pro…701 in vat and p&p is it that same model?
Intel X25-V 40GB 2.5" Solid State Hard Drive (SSD) SATAII

I think these models are the old (Dec 2009!) model 39nm and I know the 25nm plant are operational (Jan 2010) so the price of these older generation units (v2s) will fall as the new models filter through the supply chain.

Original Poster

Deal back on at £82.24

frownbreaker;8570028

When I went to scan added one and tried to checkout Total was£95.14 inc … When I went to scan added one and tried to checkout Total was£95.14 inc vat and delivery?!



You get free delivery as a member of hexus.net forums or AV Forums

Ebuyers has this for £90.03 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190701 in vat … Ebuyers has this for £90.03 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190701 in vat and p&p is it that same model?Intel X25-V 40GB 2.5" Solid State Hard Drive (SSD) SATAII


Yes that's the same one.
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