For example, with the X25-V's 40GB of boot drive capacity, a user could load the SSD with Microsoft 's Windows 7 operating system, along with Microsoft Office applications and his favorite gaming application and experience up to 43 percent faster overall system performance or 86 percent improvement in the gaming experience, Intel claims.
According to Stephen Yang, product manager for solid-state drives at online retailer Newegg.com, the Intel solid-state drive is its top-selling SSD.
"This new value entry from Intel means more customers will have the chance to experience the benefits of SSDs, not just in notebooks or high-end PCs, but in mainstream desktops as a boot drive. This is the right price point to help convert more users to SSD computing," Yang said.
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