After reading specifications and comparing those 2 with density being 120 GB.. and also adding the X25 M also at 120 GB,. I have a few questions/doubts that I would like to present for the experts/gurus/more experienced forum members and/or Intel technicians to consider, and hopefully enlighten me with their answers.
I have a Dell PC Studio 540 Desktop with 2 Internal Hard drives and another 4 external in a Sans Gigital TR4M(-B)P TowerRaid external enclosure, although I have not set any Raid array yet. I have 4 Western Digital: 500GB Blue 16Mb , a 1TB Caviar Black 64Mb, a 2TB Caviar Black 64Mb, a 2 TB Green(fluctuating speeds), a 1.5TB Samsung 32Mb and a 1TB Toshiba 32 Mb.
The PC supports Sata II and Sata III but only USB 2.0, Being a retired senior citizen i am trying to maximize my limited resources as a fixed income earner.
My desktop is 18 months old, so my next one will probably be one that I will have to put together myself with the help of a knowledgeable friend whom I wont bother until time comes to carry on the project.
In the meantime im trying to acquire quality components to last me some time down the road as my needs are not ones of a high power user. I have no interest in computer games, so all I want is a fast computer basically for net surfing, online chatting, email and some spreadsheet calculations.
Having said all of this I read on this website that the 510 Series is advertised as excellent for the hybrid combination of SSD for the OS and Software programs and the HDD to hold data storage.
1. Does it mean that the 320 or even the X25 cant do the same?.
2..Does Intel manufacture any 3.5in SSD or all are 2.5in for laptops and plus the adapter for Desktops?
3. Seems that in active mode the 510 consumes much more miniwatts compared to the 320 and the X25 too.Am i reading this correctly? all 3 seem to consume 100 mw in sleep mode
4. So the only one of the 3 that support Sata III (6Gb/ps) is the 510?
5. Which of those 3 support both USB 2.0 and 3.0?
6. Does anyone here foresee prices for Intel 510 HDDs to come down to about 75 cents per GB during 2012?.
I would appreciate your feedback over all this preferably in layman terms as my knowledge over computer issues is a lil more than elementary. Hope I am asking the right questions to make informed decisions down the road.
Thank you kindly
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