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My employer has purchased a large quantity of FDE SSDs to replace the current SSD's in our Lenovo laptops. The SSD's that will be removed will be available to employees to purchase at a fair price
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I was wondering if anyone has any info on the 160GB Intel X-18M SSD, specifically model number SSDSA1M160G2LE. Are they decent SSDs, worth investing in (for a very resonable price, likely ~75 dollars), or am I really better off just saving some dollars and buying a Vertex3, Corsair, or equivalent? If i'm going to buy an SSD, I don't want to half-ass it.

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That is an older SSD from Q3'09,
SATA 2
1.8" form factor
MLC NAND
250MB/s read and 100MB/s write

I don't get why they are selling for $400 new...but @ $75 for 160GB, that is a good deal on a SSD.

But if you want more speed then the newer drives would be better...I suggest you stay away from anything Sand force in that case tho. (ex. Vertex 3)
 

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That is an older SSD from Q3'09,
SATA 2
1.8" form factor
MLC NAND
250MB/s read and 100MB/s write
I don't get why they are selling for $400 new...but @ $75 for 160GB, that is a good deal on a SSD.
But if you want more speed then the newer drives would be better...I suggest you stay away from anything Sand force in that case tho. (ex. Vertex 3)
Oh, I checked a few benchies and the vertex3 were pretty high up there, reliability problems or...? Are they the only series that run the Sandforce? I'll have to do some more research.

Thanks for the input!
 

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ALOT of SSD's are running SandForce
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By now, almost every instability problems are fixed. Loving my Kingston HyperX
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(Yes, its SandForce based)

Oh, and I wouldn't really pay 75 dollars for an outdated SSD.. It just doesn't seem right imo

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Oh, I checked a few benchies and the vertex3 were pretty high up there, reliability problems or...? Are they the only series that run the Sandforce? I'll have to do some more research.

Thanks for the input!
They are slow when it comes to handling incompressible data aka. movies, pictures, music, etc. Though the reliability problems are solved for the most part, some people are still having issues.

If you want a SSD and want the best then look at the Crucial M4, Corsair Performance Pro, and Samsung 830. Those are the best out.
 
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