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

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/B001F4YIYY/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1253320823&sr=8-11


http://www.amazon.com/Intel-X25-M-KINGSTON-Ssd-80GB/dp/B001P4U4YW/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1253320823&sr=8-7


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

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

thanks
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  1. looks like it, heres a nother review i was reading on it and the 160

    now im not sure the c1 puts me off the new 34nm drives are silver and the old 50nm drives are black
    http://hothardware.com/articles/Intel-34nm-X25M-Gen-2-SSD-Performance-Review/
  2. 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!!
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. RetiredChief said:
    http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3607

    Go to performance to see difference



    pls let me clarify something:

    mine is the SSDSA2MH0G2C1

    you referred to SSDSA2MH0G2C2

    but your link points me to SSDSA2MH0G2C1
  6. New version
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167016
    old version
    ttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167016

    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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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
  10. 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?
  11. Yes, got my C & Gs crossed - sorry for the confussion factor
  12. no worries. thanks for all the responses :)
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