40GB for €99
Intel has finally made the X25-V SSD official. We've talked about
Intel's new Value series for months and although it doesn't offer
stellar performance, it is probably one of the most important SSDs to
show up in months.
SSDs are anything but mainstream and the V series is supposed to change
that. The 40GB X25-V is a 2.5-inch drive based on 34nm MLC chips and it
features read and write speeds of 170MB/s and 35MB/s respectively. So,
although it's a value product, the performance is still pretty good.
However, the X25-V is all about the price. It is expected to sell for
€99 in Euroland and around $129 stateside. The price makes it an
interesting choice for the vast majority of users who find SSDs too
pricey even as tiny system drives.