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Intel (http://www.intel.com) has announced today a new addition to its line-up of solid state drives (SSDs): the Intel X25-V Value SATA SSD.
Priced at US$125, the 40GB drive is aimed at value segment netbooks and dual-drive/boot drive desktop set-ups. SSDs can replace or coexist with traditional hard disk drives (HDDs). With no movable parts or spinning platters, SSDs are more reliable and higher performing than HDDs.
In a dual-drive configuration, the Intel X25-V SSD is added to a desktop with an existing HDD. The SSD is loaded with the operating system and favorite applications to take advantage of the speedy performance which is nearly 4x faster than a 7200RPM HDD, according to the folks at Intel.