Intel's Postville SSDs Coming in August

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Intel’s Postville SSDs Coming in August
Intel has reportedly been working on its biggest SSD till date and the drive is all set to be launched next month. According to a report by Canadian technology website RedFlagDeals, Postville SSDs have been built on a 34nm process and come with a terrific 320GB of storage capacity.
Intel’s current SSDs, the X18-M, X25-M and the X25-E have all been built on a 50nm process. While the M-series models come in 80GB and 160GB capacities respectively and carry 2bits per cell multi-level cell (MLC) technology, the E-series drive is a faster, SLC one with 32GB and 64GB capacities.
The smaller 34nm process would allow Intel to manufacture higher capacity SSDs that are also faster and cost much less. Rumours about Intel working on larger capacity SSDs have been floating around ever since its flash partner Micron announced its 34nm process based flash chips earlier this month.
According to the report by RedFlagDeals, Intel will be announcing its new 80GB, 160GB and 320GB models in the coming week, with drives aimed at both consumer and mobile PCs, and workstation and server segments. Intel will be providing the consumer and mobile PC models 32MB buffer and AES 128-bit encryption. Advanced NCQ features and Smart Support will allow better monitoring of drive life through improved drive statistics. The drives will also boast of 90MB/s sequential write speeds.
While the workstation and server models will have all of the above features, they are also likely to have a Power Safe write cache and even higher I/O speeds. Pricing for the 80GB drives is expected to be around the $275 mark, give or take a few dollars. This would make the new Postville SSDs cheaper than Intel’s existing ones. Other prices are expected to be revealed next week.
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14-07-2009, 14:17:28

As the title says

Bulk would be ok as long as its not too expensive, its just for building/fixing pcs


If the user already has the XP serial (stuck to side of case for example) but has lost the cd, i know that different oems will have a different set of keys

Is there a way of using that dell serial with a retail disk, so technically it is legal as the user owns the license.

14-07-2009, 15:16:43

To my knowledge, if you have a key you can use any media you want to install it.

14-07-2009, 15:39:14

But the serial cannot be used without having the sticker on the case of the machine it's installed on. If it's transferred from one case to another it would be a sold OEM key, which isn't legal.

14-07-2009, 16:41:33


To my knowledge, if you have a key you can use any media you want to install it.

With XP you have 3 types of licenced copies.


You need the media to match up with the key type, although i remember a while back reading up on something like this, not sure on how legal it is though.

14-07-2009, 17:02:11

i meant install windows using my cd i have


use the license on the client's pc so its "their" copy so to speak

I recently tried it with an xp home cd with the dell license on the case

kept telling me it was invalid (?)

14-07-2009, 17:26:23

A copied disk isn't illegal in itself. The lack of a legit key is where problems start.

As Nathan said, you need the correct version of XP for the serial on the case to work. I imagine you'd need a Dell CD for a Dell comp. It may also be that there are different versions of the Dell CD.

You can probably d/l a version of a Dell restore CD. Just make sure it's not a cracked version. You want to be able to type in the legit serial.

14-07-2009, 18:33:39

so as long as i have a copy of dell oem xp home
dell oem xp pro
oem home
oem pro

i should be good to go on reinstalling ANY xp system

14-07-2009, 20:34:36

That sounds right, but MS aren't known for their simplicity and ease of use, so don't be surprised if it doesn't work.

15-07-2009, 00:17:07

just contact dell for a new cd esp if it s a business. or alternately download the dell iso.

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