Test SystemProcessors: AMD Opteron 2356 (2.3GHz Quad-Core) x2Motherboard: Tyan S2915-E (Supplied by Tyan)Memory: Kingston KVR667D2S4P5/2G x4 (Supplied by Kingston)Graphics Card: XFX 8800 GTX (Supplied by XFX USA)Enclosure: Lian Li V2000Cooling: Noctua NH-U12DO (Supplied by Noctua)SATA Controller: Areca ARC-1231ML (Supplied by Areca)SAS Controller: Areca ARC-1680i (Supplied by Areca)Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate X64Today we are comparing the Intel X25-M MCL SSD to several other 2.5-inch drives that are either widely used in the industry or previously reviewed here at TweakTown. Patriot Warp V2: The second revision of the Warp Series was a speed demon and set a new price point for 128GB SSD's to aim for. Crucial CT32GBFAB0: The Crucial SLC SSD is one of the early technology solid state drives and will provide a great example of just how far solid state has progressed.G.Skill FS-25S2-64GB: This SLC drive from G.Skill is a rebadged Samsung drive that G.Skill was able to price much lower than Samsung's drive. The FS-25S2-64GB is the SLC drive others aspire to be.Hitachi 7K100: The 7K100 is a 100GB notebook hard drive that was used by several notebook manufacturers. This is the drive that came with my Lenovo T60.Hitachi 7K500: The 7K500 is the first 500GB notebook drive to hit the market. Unfortunately the drive is 12 millimeters tall and can only be used in a small number of notebooks. A standard notebook drive is only 9.5mm tall. Western Digital Scorpio Black: The WD Scorpio Black is a past award winner here at TweakTown and we found it to be one of the best platter based notebook drives available. At the time of review the 320GB version was the fastest platter based 2.5 inch notebook drive on the market.
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Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.
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