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What's the difference between these 3 SSD's?

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September 19, 2009 2:06:10 AM

as the title says, the SSD's in question are:

intel X25-M vs the Kingston X25-M


http://www.amazon.com/Intel-X25-M-MLC-SSD-2-5-Inch/dp/B...


http://www.amazon.com/Intel-X25-M-KINGSTON-Ssd-80GB/dp/...


next, I just bought this Intel 80gig SSD: SSDSA2MH0G2C1

is this the intel Gen2, thats supposed to be faster?

thanks

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September 19, 2009 3:39:38 PM

80C1 = C1 (old version)
80C2C1 = C2 (improved version)

Intially the 80 Gig C2 version sold for approx $240 at Newegg. Intel pulled due to a firmware problem (HD password corrupted drive). When Intel re-released the drive AT THE SAME Price, Venders Jacked the price up $80 -> $100 due to demand..

I'm waiting till they come back down!!
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September 19, 2009 3:42:43 PM

RetiredChief said:
80C1 = C1 (old version)
80C2C1 = C2 (improved version)

Intially the 80 Gig C2 version sold for approx $240 at Newegg. Intel pulled do to a fireware problem (HD password corrupted drive). When Intel re-released the drive AT THE SAME Price, Venders Jucked the price up $80 -> $100 due to demand..

I'm waiting till the come back down!!



thanks for the reply.

whats the performance difference between C1 vs C2? Since i have the "old" version i'd like to make sure I didnt make a mistake in buying it.

thanks
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September 19, 2009 4:59:13 PM

http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3607

Go to performance to see difference

Your orignal post said you had the "C2C1" that would be the revised/newer version.

SSDSA2MH080G2G1 It is the Cx after the size that denotes 1st/2nd version, not the C1 AFTER C2

SSD=SSD
SA2= Sata2
MH= MLC (SH would be SLC)
080 = Size
Cx = Revision/version
2nd Cx = Revision of the version
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September 19, 2009 5:47:31 PM

New version
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
old version
ttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682016701...

SSDSA2MH080G2G1 = New version
SSDSA2MH080G1 = old version

Not sure where you have me referencing a C2C2 do not think there is a "080C2C2"
The version is the FIRST Cx following the Size. Look at the Newegg links

The anatech link was a review of the 160 gig version - altho not identical in performance to the 80 gig - they are simular.
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September 19, 2009 6:55:38 PM

G1 = "Generation 1" = old version
G2 = "Generation 2" = new version

The new version has slightly better performance and will accept a firmware update to support the TRIM command in Windows 7 - this will help with free space reclamation on the drive and could lead to slightly better performance and longer life.
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September 19, 2009 11:17:50 PM

thanks for clearing up the confusion.
I have a G2.
I was confused when you said:
Quote:
80C1 = C1 (old version)
80C2C1 = C2 (improved version)

I guess you meant G1 = old, G2 = new

so, back to C1....this doesn't really mean anything then, does it?
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September 20, 2009 12:23:45 AM

I think on the C2C1 it indicates a first cut of the 2nd generation, it they make a minor change it would go to C2C2, a major change would yield a C3C1 - My quess
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September 20, 2009 3:39:01 AM

RetiredChief said:
I think on the C2C1 it indicates a first cut of the 2nd generation, it they make a minor change it would go to C2C2, a major change would yield a C3C1 - My quess


By C2C1, do you actually mean to say G2C1?

and by C2C2, do you actually refer to the G2C2?
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September 20, 2009 4:08:23 AM

Yes, got my C & Gs crossed - sorry for the confussion factor
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September 20, 2009 4:32:26 AM

no worries. thanks for all the responses :) 
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