Intel x25-M SSD 160GB 2.5" experiences?

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  1. Pagga macrumors 6502

    Pagga

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    I am very close to buying this, but there are some disencouraging clips on YouTube with boot times up to 35 seconds.

    Have anyone here any first hand experience of boot time, prog start and other?

    Thank you,
    P
     
  2. walshlink macrumors regular

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    I have one...couldn't not recommend it more. Booting, working, etc. is blazing fast.
     
  3. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

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    If you transfer an existing troubled OS+apps installation on a very fast drive you don't gain much. People who did clean installs seem to be very happy.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It was a great choice; it does get slowed down a bit after a lot of use when all the cells are written; today I performed a secure wipe (via HDD Erase 3.3—took only 1 minute and 17 seconds to do a full zero wipe on the drive) and now the drive is back to factory speeds.

    I love this drive.
     
  5. bajee macrumors regular

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    Hi alphaod, are you using the new firmware? I reckon the new firmware doesn't slow Intel X25-M's on aging. The one you describe is an old problem that was fixed by a firmware ages ago. So no need to do full zero wipe.
     
  6. sn0warmy macrumors 6502a

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    :confused:
     
  7. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Two negatives make a positive.;)
     
  8. walshlink macrumors regular

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    I'm confused too :)

    I COULD NOT recommend it more...the X-25M is awesome, mind-blowing, amazing, etc.

    I don't think a single piece of equipment has ever impacted my computer operations or impressed me more than this SSD.
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Well the new firmware slows down the "aging" issue but does not stop it from happening altogether; by doing the zero wipe and reset, it resets it to factory condition.

    Besides the whole process only took about 50 minutes with 1 minute for a wipe, 45 minutes to restore from backup, and 4 minutes to do some cleaning up.
     
  10. tdream macrumors 65816

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    = I could recommend it more...
     
  11. pooryou macrumors 65816

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    I would hold off on buying; the price is supposed to drop on these any day now when the 34nm versions ship.
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The price already dropped it's about ≈$550.
     
  13. pooryou macrumors 65816

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    Are the new models shipping or did the price drop on the old ones?
    Amazon still says $660, unless you want to buy from a third party.
     

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