Intel to Ship Value-Based X25-X SSD in Q4

Solid State drives in HTPC’s are very attracitve–with more and more users relying on a centralized storage separate from their clients, the potential of silencing the HTPC even more with an SSD is great. Unfortunatley, the price has been pretty prohibitive…here’s Intel’s attempt to help out. 40gb’s is enough for Windows7, but is $160 still too much?

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The SSD will fall short in both price and speed in comparison to Intel’s X25-M series, which offers 250 MB/sec. read speeds, and 70 MB/sec. write speeds. Intel’s other SSD, the X25-E, provides 250 MB/sec. read speeds and 170 MB/sec. write speeds, and costs a rather pretty penny.