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best budget laptop ssd, intel x25m g2 80g?

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hi, i have 2 laptops, which i use when i get sick sitting in front of the desktop
both are now using WD Scorpio Blue 320g,

i'm thinking of putting intel x25m G2,80g inside both,
maybe dual booting win7/ubuntu11.04 in one,

my main concern is, how safe a bet is it to go with intel ssd inside a lappy?
WD scorpio has held up well inside lappies, save a lack of speed, it doesnt heat up during intense disk activities.

i saw quite some pple needing rma for toshiba ssds inside laptops
and i tried seagate momentus b4, it just heated up too easily, especially when file activities increase,
i realise u have to sorta limit disk writes activities when u go on single ssd systems, maybe i'll add a usb thumb for scratch purposes.
post #2 of 5
SSD's produce less heat than mechanical drives.

X25-M is generally regarded as a very reliable drive
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You can't go wrong with SSD in a lappy. The heat not an issue but i don't know your laptop cooling capabilities. I recommend seriously limiting your SSD for OS only and some most common used windows programs (for fever amount of writing). My x25m on a desktop hasn't caused me any troubles but you must accept a mild performance decrease with abusive usage. Have no fear when intel is inside
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yeah, i got a toshiba 128g msata drive at great discount, decided to swap my intel 80g to the lappy, and use the WD scorpio for storage

i could use more space in the desktop, since i dualboot win/ubuntu,
and the desktop could provide active cooling for the toshiba,
if intel 80g can holdup with mininal disk write activities inside the lappy, it'll be perfect.
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SSD's produce less heat than mechanical drives.
Some SSDs do. Most of Intel's are pretty power efficient, but apparently many Kingston SSDs can cook themselves. (Warmer than 7200RPM laptop drives)
     
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