Intel Launched a 40gb SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gan6660, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. gan6660 macrumors 65816

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    Intel has launched a 40gb SSD for $140 and it is available now on newegg.com
     
  2. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    old news....

    no need to make a thread.
     
  3. gfiz macrumors 6502

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    it's actually been out for a while, just badged under the Kingston brand. It is curious why Intel waited this long to release one with their sticker on the drive. However, it should be noted, it is NOT rated the same speeds as the 80gb/160gb x-25's. So you're not just getting a smaller version of them.
     
  4. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    the intel one has been out for over 2 weeks.

    while the kingston one has been out for months.
     
  5. HellDiverUK macrumors 6502

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    Pointless. 40GB is too small to be any use. Just spend similar money on a cheaper make with marginally lower performance and more space.
     
  6. gfiz macrumors 6502

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    i'm aware...did i say something to lead you otherwise?
     
  7. Habitus macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed, what's the point of having a 40GB drive? You can't store items (e.g., large files) that justify the technology.

    Habitus :apple:
     
  8. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

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    Because some people like to have the OS and core programs on a small drive while everything else on a larger drive, which is quite possible with a MBP.

    Otherwise its pretty pointless to get this just alone for the slower speeds.
     
  9. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    This.

    I have os x, some small apps, CS4 master collection, office 2008 and iWork 09 (no iLife) and I still have like 30 geebees left on my x25m 80g
     

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