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December 30, 2009 1:59:25 AM

Will an SSD be a good upgrade for an older intel dg35ec motherboard? With the HDD as the backup?

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December 30, 2009 12:08:09 PM

Depends on your budget and file size. The 32 gb ones were around $100 recently with mid range performance. I tried a 64 gb kingston value line ssd for $109 from frys; it performed well and required no special drivers. I was able to make a drive to drive copy with maxblast 5 using my old maxtor 160 sata II drive. I wouldn't spend too much; prices will continue to fall.
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December 30, 2009 1:09:47 PM

A G35 chipset is able to take advantage of an excellent drive, and a good SSD will make a huge difference.

Be aware that many bad SSD exist, especially older models.
Stick to SSD with well-known controllers: Indilinx, Samsung, Intel. Not JMicron!

A used 30GB Vertex sold for 70€ recently on eBay.de; prices are similar on eBay.com, with two being sold for 90€ last week.
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December 30, 2009 6:38:38 PM

SSDs are the shiznit. Intel has a new line coming out, the X25-X that will be cheaper than the X25-M line. They're about 150 mb/s, which is still very fast. The cost should be about the same price range as the Kingston V series ($100-$140).
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January 8, 2010 9:29:27 PM

masterasia said:
SSDs are the shiznit. Intel has a new line coming out, the X25-X that will be cheaper than the X25-M line. They're about 150 mb/s, which is still very fast. The cost should be about the same price range as the Kingston V series ($100-$140).

I just read on the main articles that intel's 40gb x-25 will be $129.99 this month. SO I guess this answers my question. I doubt that I will get it though as I want something larger as the 80gb SSd has overall faster read/write times. It is however too expensive at $300... Ill wait, its not like I truly need the SSD now. The next build will surely have one for the main drive. Thanks
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