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Intel X25-M 160GB now or wait for next gen SSD?

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I'm in a dilemma whether I should get the Intel 160GB G2 or wait for the next gen SSD SATA 6.0Gb/s. I'm just collecting parts one by one for my upcoming build so I'm in no rush, the thing is I found the Intel SSD local for just $200 brand new, should I pull the trigger or wait for the faster drive?
I've heard about the next gen SSD will be faster and cheaper, not sure if it's true or not but considering I can get the Intel SSD for half price, it's really a tough decision.
What do you guys think?
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I would personally wait. Unless I remember wrong, the estimated lifespan of the intel SSD's is ~3-4TB of Host Writes. Mine, which is just under a year old, has 1.7TB of host writes. I would wait until the "durability" and lifespan increases until investing in one. I will wait before buying my next...
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Thank you for the input, I decided to wait and probably just upgrade my video card first. Hopefully next gen SSD will be cheaper and more efficient.
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If I can find the article on maxuim Pc they did a while ago about intel's upcoming ssd I will link it here.

But if memory serves me correct I would wait due to what I read in the article

edit: found it here it is : http://www.maximumpc.com/article/new...ming_march_1st

These are faster then my raided kingston drives
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If I can find the article on maxuim Pc they did a while ago about intel's upcoming ssd I will link it here.

But if memory serves me correct I would wait due to what I read in the article

edit: found it here it is : http://www.maximumpc.com/article/new...ming_march_1st

These are faster then my raided kingston drives
Great news indeed, I'm definitely looking forward to get it.
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