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Intel X-25 VS X-25 Mainstream.

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January 14, 2011 3:07:42 PM

Hello

Could someone please tell me the difference between Intel X-25 and Intel X-25 Mainstream SSD?

Newegg.com has the 160 gig X-25 for 399.99 and X-25 Mainstream for 415.99.
I did a side by side comparison and I don't see any difference in the specs. The only difference I see is the price which is more for the Mainstream by 16 dollars.

Thanks.

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January 14, 2011 3:26:00 PM

You could quote the part numbers and we can see better but I assume one is the retail version with a 3.5" bracket and the other is the oem style with just a bare drive.

There is an x-25e which is the enterprise version but I don't think you're seeing that here.
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January 14, 2011 4:03:19 PM

Look closely at the part numbers:

SSDSA2MH160G2K5 - this one doesn't come with a mounting bracket
SSDSA2MH160G2R5 - this one comes with the 2.5" to 3.5" mounting bracket

You can buy mounting brackets for less than the difference in price, though.
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January 14, 2011 4:36:10 PM

For the newegg details under features they both say they come with a mounting bracket. Only difference is the 419 one does not say SATA data cable inlcuded in the features . So i'm not sure what you mean unless Newegg made an error in the listing.

399.99 - Includes installation kit that contains: 3.5" desktop drive bay adapter to 2.5" SSD adapter bracket, SATA data cable, power cable, screws, installation guide, and warranty documentation

419.99 - Includes installation kit that contains: 3.5" desktop drive bay adapter to 2.5" SSD adapter bracket, screws, installation guide, and warranty documentation
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January 14, 2011 6:31:27 PM

I saw that too and it made me wonder but I didn't have time to take the trip down intel lane. I wouldn't get too worried. If you're in the market for a $400 ssd you should look to the sandforce 2000 series coming out any day from OCZ
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January 14, 2011 10:25:24 PM

mrfaces said:
For the newegg details under features they both say they come with a mounting bracket. Only difference is the 419 one does not say SATA data cable inlcuded in the features . So i'm not sure what you mean unless Newegg made an error in the listing.
I was under the impression that it was only the ...R5 SKU that included the mounting bracket, but I could well be wrong.
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