The Intel X25-V SSD offers 40GB for $125 or less

While most SSDs currently cost more than netbooks and iPhones, there are a few low-cost options starting to become available. Just last week OCZ announced a sub-$100 40GB option and now even Intel has a cheap 40GB option that’s just now available.

The 2.5″ X25-V will no doubt be popular with those looking to join the SSD party without much of a cover charge. It offers a basic set of options including Trim support across the 40GB of 34nm NAND flash memory drive. But just remember that even SSDs follow the old mantra of you pay for what you get. Expect slower speeds with this drive although it’s probably quite a bit faster than you current spinning disc type.