Do you miss the short lived 1st gen Intel SSD based Kingston SSDNow V series? Intel today slashed the price of the X25-V Value SATA Solid-State Drive (SSD) to $125.
For the entry price of $125, the new X25-V SSD supports all major functionality available in the X25-M G2 drives, except for the same sequential read and write speeds, which are expected to go down, as they did in the first generation Intel SSD with 40GB that was sold by Kingston. This is caused due to the still unannounced - but expected - reduction in the number of NAND chips onboard that goes hand in hand with the lesser capacity than the 80 and 160GB brethren.
It is then an excellent entry into the world of SSDs, if you can manage Windows 7 - and friends - with 40GB, while having the good old mechanical drive for storage purposes.
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