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Although not quite the Intel SSD announcement we were expecting in Q4, today Intel unveiled its first mSATA SSD: the Intel SSD 310.

Based on the 34nm Intel X25-M G2 controller, the 310 will be available in both 40GB and 80GB capacities. The 80GB version should perform a bit slower than an 80GB X25-M G2 while the 40GB version will perform like a 40GB X25-V.
    
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Well if it's not faster than my vertex LE SF-1400 im not interested,but the technology incorporated is interesting for future designs of the SSD's.
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Well if it's not faster than my vertex LE SF-1400 im not interested,but the technology incorporated is interesting for future designs of the SSD's.

Can your Vertex LE fit in a netbook or slim ultra-portable?

I think not.


This is just a G2 controller (released in 2009) in a different form factor.
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Can your Vertex LE fit in a netbook or slim ultra-portable?

I think not.
Well it's 2.5",it fits in a laptop,but not in netbooks.

And well as i was saying,My vertex LE does not fit in a netbook,but it is faster than the 310 for sure. and for me its all about speed in a SSD.


So my preference goes to my Vertex LE
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Well it's 2.5",it fits in a laptop,but not in netbooks.

And well as i was saying,My vertex LE does not fit in a netbook,but it is faster than the 310 for sure. and for me its all about speed in a SSD.


So my preference goes to my Vertex LE
You can't have a preference when they both satisfy different market segments. It's like comparing apples to oranges.

I wonder when SSD technology will be standard in netbooks and laptops. Personally I see them being more of a success in that market compared to desktops if they can drive costs down a bit more.
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You can't have a preference when they both satisfy different market segments. It's like comparing apples to oranges.

I wonder when SSD technology will be standard in netbooks and laptops. Personally I see them being more of a success in that market compared to desktops if they can drive costs down a bit more.
+1 true
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You can't have a preference when they both satisfy different market segments. It's like comparing apples to oranges.

I wonder when SSD technology will be standard in netbooks and laptops. Personally I see them being more of a success in that market compared to desktops if they can drive costs down a bit more.
Well the nand flash is not a scheap as producing hard drive,i think it will take a while
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Can your Vertex LE fit in a netbook or slim ultra-portable?

I think not.


This is just a G2 controller (released in 2009) in a different form factor.
Well actually it does fit into some netbooks.

Anyway, I think your point is taken though, different form factor. Its funny that people have reactions like that when the product isn't positioned to compete in a certain area.
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I wonder when SSD technology will be standard in netbooks and laptops. Personally I see them being more of a success in that market compared to desktops if they can drive costs down a bit more.
SSD will become mainstream there in 2012 or 2013. I would have said 2012 with more confidence but smartphones and tablets are eatting up the NAND supply.

All NAND manufacturers are ramping up production still and there is TLC NAND.
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Awesome, good to hear!

Netbooks could really do with the performance increases of an SSD and still remain viable due to the fact that they don't typically carry a large HDD any way. I would definitely invest in one if the price was right.
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