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Intel has started shipping its 1.8in and 2.5in 80GB solid-state drives. The chip giant also reiterated its plan to release 160GB versions by the end of the year. The X18-M and X25-M drives use multi-level cell (MLC) technology, generally held to be slower than drives based on single-level cell designs. Intel promised it will …

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..and the laptop ?.....

(come on, the suspense is killing me...)

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Re: ..and the laptop ?.....

(missed using the humour icon... this may help)

http://childrensbooks.about.com/od/productreviews/fr/eats_shoots.htm

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Expensive...

£4 per GB vs £2.60 per GB for the new OCX Core V2. The OCX V2 boats 170MB/sec read against Intel's 250GB (not proved by punters/reviewers yet) but the OCX trumps Intel's 70MB/sec write with 98MB/sec write, plus it has a USB mini port for firmware upgrades.

I don't see how Intel will compete without a massive price drop soon after launch.

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WTF...

... is "write amplification"

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@ Andy Barber

Write amplification explained...

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2329594,00.asp

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Has been reviewed

Seems to be very good at database-type applications, not so hot for write performance. But look at the IO performance ;-)

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/Intel-x25-m-SSD,review-31316.html

Now to get the boss to buy a few for "testing" purposes...

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YUMMY more competition in the SSD space, please!

the more the merrier..

bring it on, SSD's are about 5 years behind schedule, imo..:)

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