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Kingston SSDNow V Series 40GB SSD NOW $76 w/ FS

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    That's a hell of a price... but there's no TRIM support!
     
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    Read the links that I posted. This drive "unofficially" supports TRIM. Remember it is an Intel drive and can be made to act like one, firmware and all.
     
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    So is this a firmware hack? How long will it last?
     
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    From what I read, forever. But I'd still rather spend the extra money for the Intel X25-V so I don't have to mess with it
     
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    Been using it on my drive for 3 months. Works great. Better than spending $50 extra on the "same" drive.
     
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    So will it flash to the X25-V on an Gigabyte mobo? I saw some reports over @ OCN that issues with Gigabyte boards, especially with AMD chipsets, can have issues.

    EDIT: So it's now up to $100, would it still be better to get this, and hope for a flash, than to pay the extra $25 for an Intel?
     
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    Not sure about the Gigabyte mobo's. Has worked just fine on both my Asus boards. Just wait till it drops down in price again. Not worth it to spend $100 on it. $85 is a good deal and $75 is a great deal.

    Also, even if you end up having trouble with TRIM how much are you really going to be writing to the drive. I use mine for OS, key programs and certain games that will fit. I just make a disk image of the drive every month or so (when I install something major or new that I want to keep) and if the disk starts slowing down I can wipe it, restore to factory and copy the image back to the drive. Good as new.
     
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    So I ended up going with the Intel X25-V 40GB, my dad said that he wouldn't let his credit card be used for the Kingston, because, and I quote:
    Well, at least it's a blazing-fast SSD for a great price, although I would have rather picked up the Kingston and tried to flash it
     
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    man i am really really tempted to get this. been wanting one for a long time, but i am not sure if i will screw something up in the process of flashing it haha.
     

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