Is it enough of a deal for you?
We've all been lusting after having an Intel SSD in our notebooks ever since they came out, but the price has been largely prohibitive. Intel, realizing this, has introduced a line of SSDs targeted at those seeking value.
Tech Report today points out that the 40GB Intel X25-V is now selling on Newegg for $129.99. It's not as fast as the top-end drives, and according to Intel's spec sheet, it can do sequential reads of up to 170MB/s and writes at up to 35MB/s.
For a little more than double the cost, you'll get twice the capacity and much better performance with the 80GB X25-M sequential read and write speeds of 250MB/s and 70MB/s, respectively at the Newegg listing of $299.99.