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Intel 525

Intel 525
alaScore 89

13 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Intel 525. The average rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Intel 525 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 13 reviews)

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Consumer review (

Great small ssd for mSATA slots


I wish manufactures of these mSATA and m.2 drives would figure out a better way to label drives then with stickers. It's hard to get good contact between the hot parts of the drives and aftermarket solutions to carry heat away. And I don't want to...

Bought the 30GB drive to put in a very small computer (comulab fitlet A10) . The drive does not overheat in the small quarters (.72 liters) and has been reliable running Debian 7 24/7 for almost a year now in a SOHO router setup. A small queit, and so...

It's not magic, (rather just really advance technology)

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (

Intel SSDMCEAC030B301


Using in a pfSense router / firewall as the system disk where having anything larger is completely pointless, glad these smaller SSDs are still available.

Fairly fast, runs cool.


Aug, 2015

Consumer review (

Great for my Media Server


I have this in my Intel NUC (Centrino) home media server. It is perfect for Win7 Ultimate, Plex, Filezilla and Dropbox. I made sure to turn off unneeded Windows features and compress the drive. The media is stored on an external 4TB Seagate HDD. RDP...

I recently have started to maintain Plex logs that are taking up space on the C: drive. The limited capacity makes for a monthly check-up on disc space a necessity. Metadata could cause a problem with disc space, depending on how much media is being...

Oct, 2014

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Neigh a complaint


Used this in an embedded AMD hudson build for running Pfsense. works great, no issues.

Tiny MLC SSD storage for pretty cheap


Jun, 2014

Consumer review (

great little chip


I initially purchased this to put my OS on for a boot drive. With Windows 7 and my necessary apps I found it to be too small. Had to purchase a 128gb. I purchased an external USB 3.0 enclosure for this chip for my jump drive from my machnes. Its...

Fast and dependable. Intel

There are better values out there with more storage

Dec, 2013

Consumer review (

Intel SSDMCEAC030B301


This drive pairs great with a NUC with Celeron 847 for great "dumb" terminals. Low cost and easy build makes for machines that a perfect for simple multitasking. Boots fast and beats any Atom net-top.

Great drive. Speeds are great, but not as fast as drives of larger capacity. There is enough drive capacity for a Windows 7 install plus a couple applications.

OEM kit. Drive only and no screws. Not much of a con, as the NUC comes with screws for mSATA.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (

Functional and Fast


Price and Capacity I am using this drive in a pFsense box. I had to pair it with a SYBA SI-ADA40066 50mm (1.8") mSATA SSD to 2.5" SATA Converter Adapter because it is mSata and the board I...


Jun, 2013

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Great mSATA Cache


Please be aware that this unit does not come with any screws to hold the mSATA SSD in place. I used the same screw that holds the laptop case together in the optical drive opening. This is a small screw. You can view my YouTube video of the...

Immediate Recognition Fast Speed - 6Gbps End to End Data Protection Applications Load at Blazing Speeds Extremely Fast Boot Time

Feb, 2013

Consumer review (

Cheapest New 30GB SSD


Newegg has stated the Max Sequential Speeds wrong.

1) Only $49.99 when I purchased 2) 5 Year Warranty 3) SATA III 4) Better speeds then first/second gen SSD

1) Not as fast as the higher capacity drives (but logical)

Feb, 2013

Consumer review (

MSATA madness


This is a caching SSD. It has the lowest write speed of the 525 series, however it still writes faster than the fastest mechanical drives. Which is exactly how a caching drive should be built. It is a great upgrade from the Intel 311 20 gig SSD cache....

30 gigs. can hold a 64 bit installation of windows 7 or 8. Built for caching to mechanical drives. Cheap SSD.

only 30 gigs. Slow write speed.

Feb, 2013

Product Specifications


Certification:UL, CE, C-Tick, BSMI, KCC, WHCK, VCCI, SATA-IO
Colour of product:Black, Green
Internal: Yes
Product codename:Lincoln Crest
Product Family:Consumer SSD
Product series:Intel 525
RoHS compliance: Yes
SSD form factor:mSATA

Operational conditions

Non-operating shock:1000
Non-operating vibration:3.13
Operating shock:1000
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Operating vibration:2.17
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 95

Other features

Processor lithography:25
Uncorrectable Bit Error Rate (UBER):<1 / 10^16


Data Transfer Rate:6
End-to-End Data Protection: Yes
Enhanced Power Loss Data Protection technology: No
Hardware encryption: Yes
Intel High Endurance Technology (HET): No
Latency (read):80
Latency (write):85
Mean time between failures (MTBF):1200000
Memory Type:MLC
Native Command Queuing (NCQ): Yes
Random read (4KB):25000
Random write (4KB):40000
Read speed:550
S.M.A.R.T. support: Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit AES
Solid-state drive capacity:120
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA
SSD ARK ID:71179
SSD temperature monitoring: No
Write speed:500


Power consumption (read):0.3
Power Consumption (Standby):0.25


Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Born on date:Q1'13
Drive capacity:120
Launch date:2013-01-28T00:00:00
Market segment:MBL
Non-operating shock:1000
Non-operating vibration:3.13
Operating shock:1000
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Operating vibration:2.17
Product name:Intel SSD 525 Series (120GB, mSATA 6Gb/s, 25nm, MLC)
Product Type:19
Random read (8GB span):25000
Random write (8GB span):40000
Sequential reading:550
Sequential writing:500
Sequential writing speed:500
SSD hardware encryption:AES 128 bit
SSD interface:SATA 3.0 6Gb/S
SSD power consumption (active):300 mW
SSD power consumption (idle):250 mW
SSD shock:1,000 G/0.5 msec
SSD weight:<10 grams
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 95

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