With the new V-series, Intel will offer the consumer an affordable SSD, which should pave the way for the solid-state market for those with smaller budgets. Whether the new X25-V SSD from Intel can convince in performance. Now introducing 40 GB Intel X25-V High-Performance Value Solid-State Drive. Intel Value Solid-State Drives (Intel SSDs) represent advancement in storage technology that is specially engineered to deliver robust performance for cost effective solutions. Intel X25-V SSD was created to take on the most demanding applications your netbook or notebook PC has to offer, at a significant value for solid-state computing. It also provides a high-performance reliable boot drive for desktop and embedded applications.
Intel X25-V 40 GB is based on NAND-memory, produced in accordance with 34-nm process technology. This memory is a nonvolatile storage of information, which retains data even without power. The introduction of Windows 7 along with TRIM command ensured that their high performance solid state drives can keep permanently - more on that later. But there is still a fundamental problem: the price. Even as Intel's X25 models cheep-V still cost so much that you can alternatively buy a hard drive with 2TB of storage space. We get so 50 times more memory for the same price. Intel is proposing, therefore, proposes a compromise: The Solid State Drive only the operating system and some applications and games are stored, the data are however still on a conventional hard drive. The flash memory can be kept small and the meager 40 GB of X25-V are sufficient.
The Intel SSD X25-V is available only as a 40GB-sized version. Proclaimed by Intel should read rates at 170MB / s. and the writing speed, 35MB / s. Who the retail version of the SSD X25-V for sale, acquires the finds included next to a 3.5 inch mounting frame for mounting the necessary screws and a mini-CD on this installation manual and an Intel sticker. As controller of Intel PC29AS21BA is used, which even at Intel's mainstream SSD, the X25-M is used. Therefore, is the reading performance of entry-level SSD X25-V also at a similar level as that of the X25-M SSD. In terms of write performance, the X25-V model, however, trimmed (Since the built-in 10-channel Intel controller only five MLC memory chips, drives and not, as with the X25-M model, the eight) and achieves much lower values than the mainstream derivative of their own house.
The Intel SSDs are among the best in the market. Until recently, two lines were available, X25-M with MLC chips, and X25-E with SLC chips. But recently, Intel has launched an X25-V, for Value. Intel wants to offer primarily the V-X25 SSD SSD, which the price structure of some rounds down and offers the customer the option of also relatively inexpensive to get into the SSD market. The performance, especially in terms of reading rate, here is more than adequate and is definitely a significant improvement over conventional hard drives. The write rate is very low. Here are some models of competition, which offer much higher transfer rates in terms of write performance than the Intel X25-V. Intel, however, points to the volume size of 40GB, whereas the others should equip their SSDs in similar price range with a maximum of 32GB. Kingston is an exception, its SSD Now the series is to have a decent size of 64GB and transfer rates and is therefore clearly a strong competitor to Intel's new X25-V SSD.
On the other hand, the bandwidth of the controller has been halved to five channels and cut radically, the space of 40 GB. Only Spartan contemporaries will make do with so little memory and the write performance of the X25-V turns out to be very modest. Intel is aware of these deficiencies and therefore advocated the use of parallel to a conventional hard drive. The Solid State Drive serves as a starting point for the operating system, applications and games, because this means it can play its high read rate and the low access time. Alternatively, the possible use in netbooks.
Specification & Features:
Storage of 40GB, capable of operating up to 170 MB / sec read and 40 MB / sec write. The Intel SSDs are among the best in the market. Until recently, two lines were available, X25-M with MLC chips, and X25-E with SLC chips. But recently, Intel has launched an X25-V, Value. A SSD is therefore more affordable but has a limited storage space, only 40 GB SSD behaves how it does against other small. However, not all that glitters is gold. A look at the data can be quickly raises the question whether the X25-V can be applied in practices what has been promised in the name of Intel SSD business: high performance at a reasonable price.
SSD, or Solid State Drive, is a disc composed entirely of flash memory, memory that you find in USB keys or cards for digital cameras :
- This technology has four advantages over traditional hard disk:
- Incredibly fast, with very short access time.
- Reduced power consumption.
- Absolute silence, even in business.
- Probability of failure much lower, due to the lack of mechanical parts in movement.
In this configuration, the Intel SSD X25-V is added to a desktop PC comes complete with HDD, and you can load the operating system and applications you use most frequently to take advantage of higher performance, about 4 times faster compared to a hard drive 7200 rpm, while continuing to use the hard drive as storage space for larger capacity for data. The SSDs in this configuration is typically referred to the boot drive, as speeds time to boot.
You could, for example, load the 40 GB SSD is used as a boot the operating system Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Office applications and their favorite games like Dragon Age: Origins, and take advantage of overall system performance to 43% faster or gaming experience up to 86% improved. The SSD also speeds up operations as the 'boot time, opening applications, files, or resume from standby. X25-V supports Microsoft Windows 7 Trim by Intel SSD Optimizer. In addition, offers a package of Intel SSD Toolbox, designed to provide users with tools to service the SSD and maintain their peak performance during the operational period. These features are also available to computer users with Windows XP and Vista. Download the package from the manufacturer's website .