A Mac with an Intel X25 series SSD may not be able to boot after installing OS X 10.8.3; however, updating the drive's firmware should help.
With fast performance and abbreviated battery life, the Velocity Micro NoteMagix X25 is really only good for buyers who want to use their laptop like a desktop.
Intel's X-25M solid-state hard drive enjoys several advantages over both spinning disk drives as well as other SSDs, including improvements to data throughput, boot time, and laptop battery life. Its one drawback is that it's pricier than even its other solid-state competition, but if you can forget about its cost, this is by far the fastest data drive available.
A technology review Web site claims Intel solid-state drives slow considerably after extended use.
The newest Serial-ATA solid-state drives will be hitting retailer shelves, but would you buy one?
For this week's giveaway, we're giving away a high-performance 80GB solid-state drive from Intel that works in notebook or desktop computers.
Intel ships enterprise-class solid-state drives.
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Intel will sell desktop and laptop versions of its new solid-state hard drive. The 80GB drive will ship this week for about $595.