Intel X-25M SSD in Netbook

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  1. rsxm5

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    So, I'm finally breaking down and buying a netbook... I'm getting a good deal on a Samsung N120. I'm ordering one for myself and one for a co-worker. To make a long story short, the co-worker wanted an SSD with his, and I wasn't going to bother. As it turns out, my the guy who does my purchasing ended up ordering me two of the Intel SSDs (80GB I think), one for the co-worker and one for me. I was going to send mine back, but I'm having second thoughts...

    So OT, should I keep the SSD or just stick with the 160GB hard drive the netbook comes with? If it's a negligible difference in performance, I'd rather put the $300 for the SSD into something else.
     
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    A X25-M is insanely quick, but it really depends on your usage patterns.
     
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    Basically, it's just going to be internet, email, storing (not editing) photos, and I might rip some movies to it to watch on my long-ass flight, but nothing more than that really.
     
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    Is there going to be a battery life increase over the stock hard drive?
     
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    overkill,... like giving grandma a ferrari
    i don't think the netbook's chipset can take full advantage of the X-25M's awesomeness

    power should be the same or negligible
     

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