Which SSD to go with?

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  1. DAN513

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    Is the Intel X25-M still the one? I know the X25-E is faster, but it's well over twice the price. $350(CDN) for the 80GB is already a lot of cash for a drive...
     
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    I can sell you one of my X25-Ms for $300CAD :mamoru:
    But yes X25-M is still the way to go.
     
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    Get a second gen X25-M. I just read about them yesterday. Cheaper and faster. You can't really go wrong with that combo.
     
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    Does anyone have them yet? Those are the 32nm ones, right?
     
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    no stores have them yet. Supposedly available the 1st or 2nd week of August.
     
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    Newegg.com/.ca has them now. I was told they weren't actually going to be in stock till August but looks like I am wrong.
     
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    Anandtech helped design the firmware used in the new OCZ drives. They're not as good as the Intel drives, but if my experience with a cheap SSD is any indication, OCZ's Vertex will still blow the doors off any rotating disk you've ever used.

    Seriously. Even my cheap SSD in an old 2GHz P4 laptop can get through the Windows XP loading screen before the little blue bar makes a single trip from left to right.
     
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