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Is it Safe to buy a X25-M for Win 7 64bit yet?

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January 28, 2010 2:57:31 PM

I was one of the suckers that bought an Intel X25 80gb SSD last December to find it would lock my Win 7 64 bit nforce machine all the time. Yet everyone keeps saying that the X25 is the best SSD. Should I be looking at these again or is there a better alternative?

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January 28, 2010 4:03:13 PM


the new Crucial C300 is due out in the 1st half of Feb - shipping(ed) to OEM's already

It is meant to have...

Sequential Read of 355MB/s
Sequential Write of 215MB/s.

It is At least twice as fast as the Intel X25-M in Random writes - with all varying size tests!

They use 7% of the NAND capacity is used for spare cache area.

The 128MB $399
The 256MB $799

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I am hanging on for this myself - or at least until some real full reviews come out of the final product ^^

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a b G Storage
January 28, 2010 4:06:56 PM

I'm running an X25-M on Windows 7 x64 just fine (and I have been since it came out).

Your problem could have been your storage controller- nforce chipsets have been somewhat questionable for stability for a while.
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January 28, 2010 4:15:04 PM

I keep reading about these 6gbps controllers. Is this something I can put into a pci-e slot and thread back to my new SSD?
a b G Storage
February 11, 2010 11:37:44 PM

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