A few folks have sent this in so I thought it was worth posting about. Intel's X25-V that we've recently reviewed is now on sale at Newegg for $98. The deal lasts as long as supplies last but given the incredible performance we've seen from a pair of the drives in RAID-0, this might be worth looking at if you're thinking about jumping to an SSD.

I'm still waiting on OCZ's Onyx before calling the value race over at this point. The competition below $130 isn't huge yet but we're at least getting some action down there. As I've said before, once 25nm NAND starts shipping in Q4 then we should really see $/GB start to drop.

 

Update: Congrats to all who got them, the drives are now sold out.

Update 2: Drives back in stock, but the deal is over.

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  • JohnNyceis - Thursday, April 1, 2010 - link

    Might have to pick up a couple just to try in RAID! Reply
  • SandmanWN - Thursday, April 1, 2010 - link

    Tomorrow is an SSD super sale at Newegg. At least thats what the newsletter said in my mailbox today. Should be deals like this on all SSD's. Reply
  • yacoub - Friday, April 2, 2010 - link

    Rarely if ever are the NewEgg "sales" much of a deal. In this case it looks like mostly $20-30 off some drives, but I'm too busy to go checking around. It depends on what their current price is at other sites, not the MSRP that no one charges anymore. Reply
  • NICOXIS - Thursday, April 1, 2010 - link

    nice pricing, this clearly demonstrates who fast SSDs had come down in price...should be interesting to see some statistics that show pricing behavior in the last 2 years to estimate when they should reach a really affordable price points. Reply
  • dagamer34 - Thursday, April 1, 2010 - link

    I'd rather see a sale on the 80GB drives. Reply
  • jonup - Thursday, April 1, 2010 - link

    I just picked up 80G-m1.8 G1 for $150. No TRIM but I am putting it in my company's vista lappy so not TRIM support anyways. Reply
  • Blessedman - Thursday, April 1, 2010 - link

    I thought vista did support TRIM Reply
  • jonup - Thursday, April 1, 2010 - link

    If it does, I guess it was implemented after the lunch of Win 7. Can any one second on that. Reply
  • Griswold - Friday, April 2, 2010 - link

    It doesn have auto-TRIM. Just use Intels Toolbox make a TRIM schedule and forget about it. Reply
  • Griswold - Friday, April 2, 2010 - link

    Nevermind that, I saw you got a G1. Its not the OS thats your problem here, its your G1 that will never support TRIM regardless of OS or usage of Toolbox... Reply

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