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Intel 80gb SSD $189.99w/free shipping

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all f'd up? very technical. what was wrong with it? was it physically damaged or did the drive not perform?
 
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very true though i run vista and use the tony trim method for my g2 and i have seen zero slow down.
 

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The only problem is the G1 doesn't support TRIM and probably never will - at least that's the latest rumor I have.

Good thing TRIM support through the OS doesn't seem to matter terribly much for Intel drives. These are getting awfully close to consideration for me. I can't wait until some of the more current drives go on EOL sale :D
 

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Does anyone know if there is a performance difference for the 1.8" drive compared to the 2.5" drive (assuming same generation)?

EDIT: Err, more of a comparison between the X18-M vs X25-M?
 
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i just clicked link from work adn it works perfectly and shows in stock. its a kit comes with an external enclosure and convertor plus the hdd for this price. it is title dana electronics or something but you can clearly see the intel drive in the pics.
 

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I actually bought one of these and returned it for the following reasons.
It runs much slower that advertised, it also had micro stuttering which was surprising for an Intel drive, it also showed significant degradation even after two weeks use.

I'd not recommend this, rather go for a G2 or with a OCZ Vertex, Agility or Crucial with Indilinx controllers, I have three of them and they run good as day one, in fact with the new Crucial firmware my speeds have improved and it is said to reduce degradation.
 
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hmm interesting. mayb this isnt the deal its cracked up to be. I know people that have the x18 and have had zero problems so mayb these guys just have ****ty drives packaged with them. seems odd though.
 

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I actually bought one of these and returned it for the following reasons.
It runs much slower that advertised, it also had micro stuttering which was surprising for an Intel drive, it also showed significant degradation even after two weeks use.

I'd not recommend this, rather go for a G2 or with a OCZ Vertex, Agility or Crucial with Indilinx controllers, I have three of them and they run good as day one, in fact with the new Crucial firmware my speeds have improved and it is said to reduce degradation.

Thanks for posting. Saved me $190 of headache.

Let's hope that the Thursday AM shellshocker is either a 60GB or 120GB Agility... Err, I mean DON'T BOTHER CHECKING FOR SSD DEALS FROM NEWEGG THURSDAY MORNING. Or at least not till after I buy one. ;)
 

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I actually bought one of these and returned it for the following reasons.
It runs much slower that advertised, it also had micro stuttering which was surprising for an Intel drive, it also showed significant degradation even after two weeks use.
That was with the drive plugged into SATA, right? Because sometimes the USB adapter controllers are crap.
 
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i would assume this was done through the sata port but I second that notion. Was this connected via sata or usb that you experienced these problems?
 

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I actually bought one of these and returned it for the following reasons.
It runs much slower that advertised, it also had micro stuttering which was surprising for an Intel drive, it also showed significant degradation even after two weeks use.

I'd not recommend this, rather go for a G2 or with a OCZ Vertex, Agility or Crucial with Indilinx controllers, I have three of them and they run good as day one, in fact with the new Crucial firmware my speeds have improved and it is said to reduce degradation.

I concur I have a Vertex and Agility, both 60gb in raid 0, they are very fast both w 1.41. fw running GC in raid, no slow down at all, I just solved a big issue I had earlier today which was due to a botched overclock. Thought I would have to do a fresh OS install but I was able to repair, seemed I lost raid array driver, all good now bios setting all as they should be and I am backing up via Acronis
 

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Thanks for posting. Saved me $190 of headache.

Let's hope that the Thursday AM shellshocker is either a 60GB or 120GB Agility... Err, I mean DON'T BOTHER CHECKING FOR SSD DEALS FROM NEWEGG THURSDAY MORNING. Or at least not till after I buy one. ;)

It's a 60GB for $169 ($139 after MIR) for anyone interested.