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I am about to pull the trigger on an Intel X-25M 120GB
I can get one for 195 (160 after 35 MIR).

I know it doesn't perform as well as the sandforce drives but for
the price I think it's worth the 90% the other drives offer.
Also, I hear good things about the intel toolbox for their SSD.
I want to be able to update firmware with ease and manage
my drive without jumping through hoops and hurdles.

What I'd like to know is if this is a good deal or I should just pony up for a sandforce or C300 drive. Do they perform that much better and
how are firmware updates for those drives?
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Firmware for the C300 is extremely simple. I did it today within 5 minutes and no issues.
To tell you the C300 is worth the dough is somewhat of an opinion. You would be spending close to $100 more for the drive and I kinda don't think it's worth that even though they are really fast.

Frankly, $160 is great for a 120GB drive. You have two options, be happy that you got a drive for cheap and sacrifice performance or be happy that you got an awesome drive and sacrifice some more dinero.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by qazzaq2004 View Post
I am about to pull the trigger on an Intel X-25M 120GB
I can get one for 195 (160 after 35 MIR).

I know it doesn't perform as well as the sandforce drives but for
the price I think it's worth the 90% the other drives offer.
Also, I hear good things about the intel toolbox for their SSD.
I want to be able to update firmware with ease and manage
my drive without jumping through hoops and hurdles.

What I'd like to know is if this is a good deal or I should just pony up for a sandforce or C300 drive. Do they perform that much better and
how are firmware updates for those drives?
for c300 do you have sata 6 ports? intel ssd are decent, but the new sandforce drives are pretty amazing. the only advantage i can think of having an intel ssd now would be low battery consumption for laptops.
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He isn't talking about the c300 and even if he was you don't need sata6g to get the benefit of the drive. The I tel SSD probably uses the same amount of powert hat re sandforce drive does.
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I ended up going with the intel drive,
I found out newegg had 15% cashback with paypal,
with the rebate I think that it is a killer deal.
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where was it for 195 to 160 bucks?
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Originally Posted by qazzaq2004 View Post
I ended up going with the intel drive,
I found out newegg had 15% cashback with paypal,
with the rebate I think that it is a killer deal.
15% cashback! how?
    
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December 15th newegg offered 15 percent cashback using paypal.

http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail...D=1909457&SID=
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newegg.ca, if you pay with paypal.
Plus 35 MIR. Jump on this. The item has already shipped for me!
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Quote:
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He isn't talking about the c300 and even if he was you don't need sata6g to get the benefit of the drive. The I tel SSD probably uses the same amount of powert hat re sandforce drive does.
uh yes he was. he clearly stated the c300 was an option. and yes you do need sata 6 else you'll be capped at 250-280mbps instead of 355mbps.

i forgot which review board i saw it from but the intel ssd draws less power than other competitive ssd in the market.
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What I'd like to know is if this is a good deal or I should just pony up for a sandforce or C300 drive. Do they perform that much better and
how are firmware updates for those drives?
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