intel x25-v

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by thejinx0r, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. thejinx0r macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Is it worth it to buy an intel x25-v now or wait for the next generation?
    I was going to use it on my macbook.
     
  2. samywamy10 macrumors regular

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    I'd wait for OS X to support TRIM...hopefully in Lion :). Otherwise you could look at OWC's SSDs. They have some sort of garbage collection built in (Sandforce?).
     
  3. Zortrium macrumors 6502

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    Get an OCZ Vertex 2 (basically same as OWC but cheaper). You can get a 120 GB for <$200 from Newegg on sale just about all the time.
     
  4. torbjoern macrumors 65816

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    Right - SandForce is a feature of SSDs which works independently of TRIM. Until OS X supports TRIM, make sure it's a drive with proper garbage-handling routines built-in (be it SandForce or other).
     
  5. NintendoFan macrumors regular

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    I'd wait, rumor is March 1st Intel will launch its new drives. From there you can make a good decision.
     

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