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Hardware Kingston SSDNow V Series 40GB: Intel X25-X

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 27 Oct 2009.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Why is there no X25-M G2 in there for comparison? :(
     
  3. icutebluezone

    icutebluezone The meaning of life is to MOD

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    Lots of chips missing off it. anyone up for modding it and hacking it to get more out of it. :D
     
  4. Guest-16

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    If you can buy 34nm NAND on its own and edit the firmware, sure!

    Stone: It's not exactly the same market, however I appreciate you want the comparison and I might dig out the numbers to drop in later this week/weekend.
     
  5. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Thanks, would be much appreciated I'm sure, and not only by me :)
     
  6. Radical_Monkey

    Radical_Monkey Dremel > Lightsabre

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    Do you think this SSD would give a major performance boost to a netbook, say the samsung NC10 with W7 Pro installed?

    Thanks
     
  7. jim48509

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    After reading that review I will leave the card in the wallet.
     
  8. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    So...the Kingston SSD NOW V+Series 64GB SSD was seen (in it Article) as too small...but this one isn't?
     
  9. Guest-16

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    No, 40GB is certainly too small (we said in the first page), but two in RAID 0 is not bad at nearly 80GB.
     
  10. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    hmm i like the look of this would make a great cheap drive for a database that requires lots of reads im half tempted

    are there any others out there that have similar if not better read performance and cost about the same
     
  11. cosmic

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    Looks like its wait a bit longer for a 'cheap' SSD boot drive. Will have to see how the competition responds to this, its certainly a step in the right direction - just not there yet.
     
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    True...in Raid0 it is slower as solo though.
    Wouldn't a Samsung F3 also in Raid0 come close? (and have 2terabyte and cost less?)
     
  13. DeathAwaitsU

    DeathAwaitsU I'm Back :D

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    No Win7 results? Im sure alot of us are running it, i know i have for over a year :)
     
  14. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    WIndows 7 SSD and HDD testing article is in the works, but understand it means retesting a hell of a lot of drives, as well as working around Windows 7's caching system.
     
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    You don't like it based on its sequential write speeds? This would make a great system drive. Show me a better SSD for £80.

    As for a performace drive, I would take it over a WD velociraptor in a hart beat ;)
     
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    Yes but two HDDs do truly double the chance of failure in a bad way. SSDs, so far, have proved a lot more reliable so that's why we're even marginally considering it. This doesnt solve issues like a bad mobo, driver corruption, etc
     
  17. John_T

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    As you say, 40GB is really too small with modern OS's - and why would someone want to spend £160 'raiding' two of these instead of just buying a bigger, better SSD to begin with?

    Still, it's definitely moving in the right direction.

    If manufacturers keep up their current pace of improvement and price reduction, I can see myself swapping to an SSD as my core drive at some point in Q1 2010.
     
  18. John_T

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    Thinking about it, I'm currently toying with the idea of buying a net-top as a Christmas pressie to myself.

    One of these could be perfect in a net-top, (something like an Acer Aspire Revo R3600) as it would give a totally silent system - with the only sound being the click of the on/off button.

    Does anyone know if those things come apart easily - or are they moulded shut?

    Actually, an article on net-tops would be pretty cool if you guys aren't too busy - I bet they'd make great media centres with SSD's in them...
     
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  19. ano

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    Yes SSDs are perfect for netbooks, hence the Asus Eee PC came with one 2 years ago (although it was 4Gb heh).
     
  20. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Moving in the right direction? Please come again?
    All they did was making it smaller and slower while selling it for basically the same £/GB price. It's smaller, that's why it's cheaper.

    I'm disappointed. Give me an SSD drive with 1xx MB/s read AND write for 1 - 1.5 £/GB and we're talking.
     
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