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Thread: Intel x25-m SSD - has anyone tested it in cold?

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    Although my OCZ Summit drops from 100+ MB/s to 7MB/s in the cold, the only thing you really notice is that hibernation and boot takes longer. The general "snappyness" of the OS as far as folders opening up, multitasking whatnot...you can't really feel. So yea, I guess we can't make any definitive conclusions about the Vertex just yet.

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    Outside -7C and carpc boot perfectly without any slow down...

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    OK guys, many thanks for your postings here.

    Ordered x25-m g2 today, should have it by the evening already. Will post how it works at -20C (now its its -18C in moscow).

    By the way on russian carpc forums I got a confirmation that x25-e worked last days ok (it was -20 to -26C) which sounds promising as the controller is the same. On the other side memory chips themselves may influence working in cold (SLC Samsung in x25-e vs MLC something in x25-m)....

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    ugh, haven't thought about the cold.
    -C temps ...

    Moisture developing from the heat changes will cause problems. You might want to think of some kind of insulation for your unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leman View Post
    OK guys, many thanks for your postings here.

    Ordered x25-m g2 today, should have it by the evening already. Will post how it works at -20C (now its its -18C in moscow).

    By the way on russian carpc forums I got a confirmation that x25-e worked last days ok (it was -20 to -26C) which sounds promising as the controller is the same. On the other side memory chips themselves may influence working in cold (SLC Samsung in x25-e vs MLC something in x25-m)....
    Did you test it?
    Today has been -8C and still normaly work. I hope that we will get little lower temp. that I can test it more...
    Also I have G1 version which is build in 50nm and you have G2 which is 34nm, so maybe there will be some diference in cold operation...

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    Nope, I got it but did not manage to install yet, hopefully will do tomorrow.

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    Condensate is theoretically and issue, however since more heat-consuming parts tend to sweat the most you would be OK if you have massive metallic case (e.g. voompc) and good ventilation inside the case.

    BTW does anyone have a link to step-by-step guide to setup winxp for ssd (I mean partition alignment, pagefile disabling etc.)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leman View Post
    Dejan
    Nope, I got it but did not manage to install yet, hopefully will do tomorrow.

    SapproGuy
    Condensate is theoretically and issue, however since more heat-consuming parts tend to sweat the most you would be OK if you have massive metallic case (e.g. voompc) and good ventilation inside the case.

    BTW does anyone have a link to step-by-step guide to setup winxp for ssd (I mean partition alignment, pagefile disabling etc.)?

    Let us know how work...
    today has been outside -12C and CarPC has normaly turn on and boot...

    For alignment look on some OCZ thread

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    Condensate is theoretically and issue, however since more heat-consuming parts tend to sweat the most you would be OK if you have massive metallic case (e.g. voompc) and good ventilation inside the case.
    Hello Guys,
    As an avid phase-change overclocker, I can assure you that hot components will not cause condensation in cold air

    It's the other way around, when you have ice-cold, freezing components, being exposed to moist, warm air.

    Have a think about it, and don't confuse the 2. I see this misconception very often on the forums when it comes to computers.

    If you have ice-cold components in cold air, no problem - just keep warm, moist air away. Warm components in cold air, no worries.
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    Yup, alot of misconception when it comes to cold and condensation. If you leave your carpc in the cold (like if it was installed in the trunk), then there is nothing to worry about. Cold air holds less moisture than warm, so even if the cold air inside your carpc warms up, nothing will condense because there is little moisture in the first place.

    It's only if you have your carpc installed in the interior where it may be exposed to warmer, moist air such as from a persons breathing that you should be concerned. This is apparent on a -40C day when I get in the car and my LCD screen starts getting a layer of frost on the front, even though Im not breathing directly on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Dejan_ View Post
    Let us know how work...
    today has been outside -12C and CarPC has normaly turn on and boot...

    For alignment look on some OCZ thread
    OK, so I finally intalled my x25-m. Today @-9C booted like a charm, enjoying the speed

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