The 40GB Intel X25-V is available
Written by Benoit Lamamy
Published on January 6, 2010
While the cost of SSDs is coming down all the time, they're still pretty expensive, even for low end models. The only truly accessible model with a good controller was until now the 40 GB Kingston V Series at around €100.
Kingston hasn’t hidden the fact that this is a rebadged Intel model, the X25-V, a budget version of the famous Postville. This model is now starting to be listed and is becoming available under Intel’s own brand! With sequential reads in the order of 170 MB/s and writes at 35-40MB/s, it allows you to increase the responsiveness of your machine quite significantly, even if it doesn’t measure up to the best in the sector (especially in terms of sequential writes).
Available for around €120, this model should delight those looking for a rapid system disk at a reasonable price. It is however slightly overpriced as there’s nothing to justify the €20 price difference with the Kingston.
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