HD Intel SSD Flash 160GB X25-M with Gentoo running Smooth


Ok, because of this post I had to try a Intel SSD. So I bought this one here. I moved all my data over like this. It all worked well and now I am running on my new SSD. And there is a big difference. So a quote from here is totally true:

If you’re curious, it’s the random write performance that you’re most likely to notice and that’s where a good SSD can really shine; you write 4KB files far more often than you do 2MB files while using your machine.

Also Startup-Time of your computer is crazy fast! I can hardly see my Gentoo-Message while BootUp anymore. If your are on Linux, also consider these options for fstab and booutup: noatime, elevator=noop. But read more of your own in the above mentioned links.

Update: There is a newer, faster and cheaper version out now: X25-M G2

2 thoughts on “HD Intel SSD Flash 160GB X25-M with Gentoo running Smooth

  1. Afer I saw Linus’ post some weeks ago I knew you will buy one once a day 😉 Have fun with it – I’m very happy with my SSD as well with my MB Air, although not with the famous Linus featured Intel drive…

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