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|02-26-2013 04:35 PM|
|02-26-2013 03:52 PM|
I don't have a Sata III SSD to compare to, the 80gb XM-25 that I have don't feel slow in most cases (but I also only use it for streaming/browsing) except Start-up compared to what other people are reporting with Sata III SSD.
Consider getting an SSD for my gaming machine, but don't know if an Sata III SSD would perform noticeably faster then XM-25, if its just a small difference I would go with this drive for its know reliability, thx.
|02-26-2013 06:10 AM|
|tigerdude77||From a complete novice's POV - my FIRST SSD was a 120gb INTEL - that was over 2 years ago and it's still great IMO. I bought it for the dependability. Since then, I have installed 3 more (Kingston, OCZ, and Crucial I think), and all work just fine. Yeah - my Intel is the slowest, but it runs on my 32-bit desktop whereas the other 3 are 64-bit laptops. I love these SSD's and won't consider anything less now. For me, I am considering this deal just to replace the smaller SSD's that I purchased as an interim "cheap" solution. I don't care that it's a little slower if it's dependable.|
|02-25-2013 07:06 AM|
you obviously didn't view the page i linked, displaying the real world tests
the SSDs are bunched together. whats the point in paying more per gig for less reliability and much less endurance when theres no significant difference between SSDs, especially when users only have 1 SSD in their system and don't have a second 550MB/s disk to read/write from/to.
|02-25-2013 03:12 AM|
The closest comparison to the XM-25 on that chart is the Intel 320, a drive which is even faster than the XM-25 at the same size (and this one on sale is nearly half as large), but gets embarrassed pretty badly by some of the SATA3 SSDs.
TLDR: XM-25 is a good drive. But as demonstrated by these benchmarks it is very much slower than modern drives.
|02-24-2013 11:28 PM|
this page tells the whole story http://techreport.com/review/2399...reviewed/9
|02-24-2013 08:11 PM|
|02-24-2013 07:14 PM|
Modern SSDs absolutely will saturate a SATAII controller. They're bumping up against the edge of SATAIII's limits in some circumstances already. While normally I agree with Dbuds that people get too wrapped up in "newer tech" (think PCIE 2.0 vs. 3.0), this is one of those cases where it will make a difference.
I agree this is a good SSD if reliability is preferential to speeds, but it is slower. That's not always a bad thing in real world perception, especially since most daily use is random reads/writes, but there's a difference between sugarcoating and fudging.
|02-24-2013 01:33 PM|
|02-24-2013 08:38 AM|
A new 0.01ms SSD isnt going to be much faster than this 0.01ms SSD if youre upgrading from a 7-15ms hdd.
Intel X25 controller is a favorite among a giant group of enthusiasts/professionals/regular users for a reason.
|02-24-2013 08:04 AM|
LoLOL, i am officially a nerd, because i find this sooOoo funny =)
|02-24-2013 07:52 AM|
Of course a SATA 3 drive on a SATA 3 bus allows higher maximum throughput. Fact is, it doesn't make a real world difference in computing for most users and applications. These drives are still fast, especially for random data.
Also agree w/ Bdubslawman that the Intel G2 series is not obsolete technology.
As manufacturers have pushed the NAND envelope by squeezing more bits into smaller (cheaper) dies, the recorded bits are more prone to (voltage) corruption and shorter NAND lifespan. In some important ways the older tech is superior.
TU on the deal itself, although TD has had this price AR for many weeks. Would jump on some in the ~$75-80 range.
|02-24-2013 07:32 AM|
Unless you're buying a Neutron GTX you prob won't see many SSDs with random speeds in the SATA III strata.
|02-24-2013 07:22 AM|
|02-24-2013 06:52 AM|
Heck, even RDRAM (RAMBUS) was faster than DDR2 but their dirty handed attempt to monopolize the market was ultimately their undoing and why they went with a initially slower DDR2 technology, among other factors; now that's - anyway I'm done I don't need/want to try to convince people to buy these I hope they hang around instock long enough to get a coupon/code or price cut again.
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