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Intel 80GB High-Performance Solid State Drive [add $500.00] ? Is it worth it?

2009-03-25, 1:54 AM

Please help, I am about to jump ship but need to know if the option below is worth it!

More speed? better performance that the 128mb ssd?

 

Intel 80GB High-Performance Solid State Drive [add $500.00]  

 

Thx!

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03-25-2009

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Re: Intel 80GB High-Performance Solid State Drive [add $500.00] ? Is it worth it?

2009-03-25, 6:12 AM
128 MB SSD are using samsung SSD or Corsair 128MB SSD (using samsung flash memory and controler) with 90MB/s for read and 70MB/s for Write.  Intel 80MB SSD have more performance with 260MB/s for read and 70MB/s for Write.
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Re: Intel 80GB High-Performance Solid State Drive [add $500.00] ? Is it worth it?

2009-03-25, 11:14 AM

Thanks!.

Does the X301 suffer from the cap in Read speed that others are reporting about?

Sata limitations (I think)?

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Re: Intel 80GB High-Performance Solid State Drive [add $500.00] ? Is it worth it?

2009-04-12, 23:33 PM
Don't forget about the hit to battery life you'll face by moving to the High Performance Intel 80GB SSD.  Regular SSDs are still significantly faster than mechanical hard drives, not to mention better battery life, more reliable and more durable.  I haven't heard if Intel's design still allows for the *much* higher ratings of durablility and reliability of other SSDs.
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Re: Intel 80GB High-Performance Solid State Drive [add $500.00] ? Is it worth it?

2009-04-13, 2:23 AM

If you are using ICH8M E/M sata controler like thinkpad X61/T61 then not support sata II. I think ICHM9m E/M will support sata II with read/write speed can reach 250Mb/s for sata I only 150Mb/s. I'm using thinkpad X61 with corsair (samsung) 128 GB....the read only 90MB/s and write 70MB/s. My Friend using Sony vaio Z with Intel X25 M 160GB ssd and read speed 210MB/s and Write 70MB/s. If you device not support sata II, you must using corsai/samsung 128MB ssd, if you device support sata II you can use intel X25M ssd.

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Re: Intel 80GB High-Performance Solid State Drive [add $500.00] ? Is it worth it?

2009-04-13, 5:47 AM

Sorry, I couldn't disagree more:

 

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/intel/showdoc.aspx?i=3403&p=16

 

Battery life test from anandtech disagrees with your claim. Intel SSD is currently the best SSD in term of performance and power consumption, period. 

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Re: Intel 80GB High-Performance Solid State Drive [add $500.00] ? Is it worth it?

2009-04-13, 7:32 AM

Thanks for correcting me, Apalis.  Intel does have battery life to go along with performance, but paying an incremental $500 for it is still highly suspect.  If our potential buyer is still in the market for an SSD, he/she should consider whether an internal drive that could outlast its computer is worth such a cost, especially at only 80GB. 

 

CNet details that Intel's $/GB is more than 2.5x the next closest SSD competitor they tested, which wasn't a Samsung for some reason.  Its noticeable improvements in performance and battery life don't compare to the incremental cost over another SSD, which would otherwise exceed a mechanical hard drive in both categories anyway. 

 

http://reviews.cnet.com/internal-hard-drives/intel-x-25m-solid/4505-9998_7-33244343.html?tag=mncol;rnav

 


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Re: Intel 80GB High-Performance Solid State Drive [add $500.00] ? Is it worth it?

2009-04-14, 2:20 AM

Sorry, again, I couldn't disagree more. Newegg is selling this drive for ~$360 just a few week ago. I got one for myself < $300. Considering the Samsung 128GB is ~ $300 currently. Lenovo also only offers this drive only $400. It would be a mistake not to go with Intel and buy the Samsung 128GB instead.

 

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Re: Intel 80GB High-Performance Solid State Drive [add $500.00] ? Is it worth it?

2009-04-15, 10:09 AM

 

 

If Lenovo is offering the 80 gb Intel which means higher performance at a higher cost and the only way to get that performance would mean that the x301 supports  SATA II  speed.

 

I can't see them offer the drive for "increase in performance" and the laptop doesn't really support the claimed speed benefit.

 

 

Maybe a Lenovo tech can confirm it.   I don't see why the x301 chipset won't support SATA II.   

 

Maybe the x300 was only SATA I.


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Re: Intel 80GB High-Performance Solid State Drive [add $500.00] ? Is it worth it?

2009-04-19, 16:23 PM
The GM965 chipset on the X300 is limited to SATA 1.5 mode, as is the case with all GM965 equipped thinkpads. While, the X301 use the GM45 chipset which have sata 3.0 mode activated. 
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Jin Li

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