Intel Launches its “Affordable” X25-V Value SSDs

"Intel today announced the release of its new “affordable” range of X25-V Value SATA SSDs."

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Intel today announced the release of its new “affordable” range of X25-V Value SATA SSDs. The release comes in the wake of OCZ’s launch of its Onyx series SSDs, which has broken the $100 barrier in SSD pricing.

The new drive from Intel is a 2.5in one and is aimed at the “entry-level” market for use with notebooks and netbooks, and as an additional boot drive for desktop PCs. It comes with a 40GB storage capacity. Intel has built the X25-V on a five-channel architecture with 10 4GB NAND flash chips.

In line with its “affordable” price tag, the SSD features not-so-exciting read and write speeds of 170MB/sec and 35MB/sec respectively. It also has 4KB random reads, which allows the drive to carry out 25,000 I/O operations per second for reads and 2500 I/O operations per second for writes. As expected, the X25-V also comes with TRIM support for Windows 7.

Intel has priced the X25-V at $125, which means that the effective price per gigabyte is still the same as its higher priced SSDs and matches the industry standards. In that sense, while the new series is affordably priced, it is not exactly cheaper.

Despite this, Intel believes its X25-V should have many takers and expects the SSD to catch the fancy of netbook users. The drive has already started shipping and is available at many online retailers.

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26-02-2010, 12:13:22

Remember to check out my mans promo CD on the 6th April 2010. The CD will be available for download.
Will also be thrown on iTunes and a few other websites.

All material, beats, lyrics and samples created by CODC Cream Of Da Crop.

These songs are not from the promo CD, it's a big big improvement.

I'll reply to this post to give a link when it's released. The tunes will be on YouTube on the day of release also.

From a stereotypical genre called Grime, associated with Chavs and people who have nothing better to do other than hang outside the shop asking for 50pence.

This is how to make money from music.

Stay locked ;).

05-04-2010, 16:07:43

Released for free download - exclusive.....

06-04-2010, 03:58:04

2 samples.....


Modern Warefare 2 - for g33ks


Slow down.....

07-04-2010, 07:39:25

hm not really my style

u tried doing it to a bit of dubstep?

07-04-2010, 07:40:41


hm not really my style

u tried doing it to a bit of dubstep?

Done plenty of Dubstep man, just trying to be different. Mixing, dance, trance and grime together.

Got some famous people on track with mans.

07-08-2010, 12:33:47

Another reply....

New upcoming track on BBC, you can catch it on iPlayer


Check the Facebook - tunes at bottom left.!/pages/Cream-Ov-Da-Crop/59139523949

I'll post when the new CD is out and in stores.

07-08-2010, 14:03:44



17-09-2010, 03:28:45

New tune out - it's a big one!! - download also available.

And new video -

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