Intel's 320 GB 'Postville' SSD May Arrive Soon

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I just took my old X25-M out of my comp, got newegg to give me a refund since a) I want the 160GB instead of 80GB, and b) I want the new tech :)

Holy crap is a Caviar Black noticeably slow compared to the X25-M. Not that anybody needed me to tell them that.
 

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[citation][nom]redgarl[/nom]Is that a 3.5 inch SSD!!!!!????[/citation]

No, it's a 2.5" SSD. The smaller one is 1.8".

Well, this is great news...except I just bought a X-25M. Oh well.
 

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34nm not 32nm, several of these news articles have reported the wrong process node, Micron does not make 32nm flash.
 

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Last time I checked, the memory chips in these will wear out about as fast as a traditional HD even faster before they came out with wear leveling buffers. If these drives never wore out then the extra cash would be worth it.
No thank you, I will save my cash and buy a traditionl drive. You can pick 1Tb drives for under $100 now. 500Gb for just over $50 at Newegg.
 

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@Regulas

You do realize that people buy these for the performance, not the capacity right? Or did you deliberately miss the point? The best combo is SSD for OS and programs + high capacity HDD for miscellaneous data.
 

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@dawgma

Agree, but I'd add that the best combo is SSD for OS and programs + redundant HDD array for miscellaneous data / back-up.
 
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Where is the author of this article getting those prices for the 80GB? I clicked the link and searched for X25 - clicked one of the links and the price was $358???
 

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[citation][nom]deputc26[/nom]34nm not 32nm, several of these news articles have reported the wrong process node, Micron does not make 32nm flash.[/citation]

It's been a whole day and they still haven't fixed that one.
 
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