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Intel X25-M Mainstream Solid State Drive

Intel X25-M Mainstream Solid State Drive
alaScore 93

2873 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2873 reviews of Intel X25-M Mainstream Solid State Drive. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, 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 X25-M Mainstream Solid State Drive is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Intel X25-M Mainstream Solid State Drive

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Intel X25-M Mainstream Solid State Drive from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on Amazon.co.uk.

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Intel X25-M 80GB 2.5 inch Sata II Internal Solid State Drive OEMIntel X25-M 80GB 2.5 inch Sata II Internal Solid State Drive OEM

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Intel X25-M Mainstream Solid State Drive

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 896 user reviews of Intel X25-M Mainstream Solid State Drive from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on Amazon.com.

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Intel 80 GB 530 Series SATA M.2 0.85-Inch Solid State Drive (Drive only) SSDSCKGW080A401Intel 80 GB 530 Series SATA M.2 0.85-Inch Solid State Drive (Drive only) SSDSCKGW080A401

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: PC Plus (techradar.com)

Intel X25-M review

 

Does Intel's SSD still hold its own?

Improved performance with recent firmware update

Overall performance still behind other SSDs

Intel's offering has simply fallen behind the rivals

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Jeremy Laird (techradar.com)

Intel X25-M solid state drive review

 

Reviewed: Intel's NAND flash hard drive is pricey but packs enormous performance

Ultra fast read speeds and latency ; Compact, silent and low power

Still rather pricey ; Small compared to conventional drives

Sep, 2008

Recommended!

Expert review by: Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Intel X25-M 80GB SSD

 

We've been waiting a long time for this.

We expected great things when Intel announced it was to enter the SSD market and with the X25-M it has certainly delivered. Of course it costs a lot and the capacity is nothing compared to much cheaper hard drives, but that's always been the case with...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: MyCE (myce.com)

Intel X25-M SSD Review (12)

 

Silky smooth operation as a system drive and completely stable., Excellent reading performance., Outstanding 4K random I/O performance, Excellent multitasking potential., Lightning fast access times., Completely silent operation., Fast operating system...

Expensive., Slow sequential writing speed.

Let us summarise the most important positive and negative points below: The Intel X25-M series drives are good in fact, extremely good. Reading access times are lightning fast and applications load in an instant, making the Intel X25-M series of drives...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Intel - 160GB X25-M Gen 2 SSD

 

When Intel released its first SSD (Solid State Drive) in the shape of the 80GB X25-M, we were amazed by the combination of blistering performance and silent operation; however, the stratospheric price of £399 was, to ...

Intel has changed the fabrication process that it uses to manufacture the flash memory in its X25-M SSD. The result is a slightly faster drive that is available in 80GB and 160GB versions and which costs quite a bit less than the original X25-M.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Leo Waldock (reghardware.co.uk)

Intel X25-M 34nm Flash SSD

 

Intel's 34nm Flash memory die-shrink has increased the performance of its X25-M - and made it much cheaper.

Intel's 34nm Flash memory die-shrink has increased the performance of its revamped X25-M and at the same time made the SSD much cheaper. Excellent news.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: AkG (hardwarecanucks.com)

Intel X-25M 80GB SSD Review

 

Intel X-25M 80GB SSD Review Manufacture Page: Intel® Mainstream SATA Solid State Drives Part Number: SSDSA2MH080G1C5 TechWiki Info: Intel X-25M SSD

Good write performance ; Amazing read performance ; Light Weight ; Silent ; Vibration Resistant ; 3 year Warranty

Price ; 80GB is a little on the small side

We certainly had high expectations for this drive as we were hoping to use it and its numbers as our Gold Standard for future reviews and

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: (channelpro.co.uk)

Intel X25-M

 

The first SSD from Intel is an astonishing performer, says Mike Jennings.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Nathan Edwards (maximumpc.com)

Intel X-25M 160GB MLC SSD

 

Last fall, Intel slapped the solid state drive market on the back of the head with the release of the 80GB X25-M MLC drive. That drive absolutely trounced the competition with its 200MB/s read speeds, incredibly low random-access times, and best of...

Blazing-fast reads and random writes; decent capacity. Cost per GB keeps falling

Can't keep up in sustained writes

The X25-M remains a rock-solid choice for SSDs, and its read speeds and random-write response times are second to none. But in sustained-write speeds, it’s no match for the Patriot Torqx and its peers. But hey, the 160GB X25-M is $.10/GB cheaper than...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Florian P. Helmberger (notebookcheck.net)

Review Intel X-25M SSD 80 GB

 

Performance at any costs? A solid state drive is probably the bes ...

The battery life made itself pleasantly noticeable, as well; the runtime in the tested MacBook was extended by about 20 minutes in normal use (surfing, office, etc)

Feb, 2009

Product Specifications

The Intel X18-M SATA Solid State Drive (SSD) delivers leading performance in industry standard 1.8" form factors while simultaneously improving system responsiveness for mobile applications over standard rotating drive media or hard disk drives. By combining Intel's leading NAND flash memory technology with the innovative high performance controller, Intel delivers an SSD for native Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) hard disk drive drop-in replacement with enhanced performance, reliability, ruggedness and power savings. Since there are no rotating platters, moving heads, fragile actuators, or unnecessary delays due to spin-up time or positional seek time that can slow down the storage subsystem significantly, the Intel X18-M SATA SSD enables fast read/write access times and a significant I/O and throughput performance improvement as compared to rotating media or hard disk drives.

Design

Certification:UL, CE, C-Tick, BSMI, MIC, Microsoft, WHQL, RoHS / — UL\n— CE\n— C-Tick\n— BSMI\n— MIC\n— Microsoft WHQL\n— RoHS
Colour of product:Black / Grey / Silver / Stainless steel / White
Internal:N / No / Y / Yes
Product codename:Postville / Soda Creek
Product Family:Legacy consumer SSD
Product series:Intel 310 / Intel X25-M
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes
Size:6.35 / 63.5
SSD form factor:2.5"

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10cm
Height:9.5cm/9.5mm
Weight:35g/80g/90g
Width:7cm

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Intel
Model:X18-M Mainstream Solid State Drive/X25-E Extreme Solid State Drive/X25-M Mainstream Solid State Drive/X25-M Mainstream Solid State Drive - 34nm Product Line
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Intel

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7/Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista

Operational conditions

Non-operating shock:1500
Non-operating vibration:3.13 / 3130
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating shock:1 / 1000 / 1500
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Operating vibration:1000 / 2.17 / 2170
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-55 - 95

Other features

Compatibility:Intel S5520UR, S5520HC, S5500HCV, S3420GPLX, MFS5520VIR, S2600CP2, S5520HCT, S2600CP2J, SR1630HGP, SC5650BCDPR, SR2625URLXT, SR1630HGPRX
Hard Drive Capacity:80
Internal:N / Y
Latency:65/85
Processor lithography:34
Sustained data rate:70
Uncorrectable Bit Error Rate (UBER):1 sector per 1016 / 1/10^16

Performance

Access time:0.5
Compatibility:Intel S5520UR, S5520HC, S5500HCV, S3420GPLX, MFS5520VIR, S2600CP2, S5520HCT, S2600CP2J, SR1630HGP, SC5650BCDPR, SR2625URLXT, SR1630HGPRX
Data Transfer Rate:3 / 6
ECC: Yes
Enhanced Power Loss Data Protection technology:N / No
Intel High Endurance Technology (HET): No
Latency (read):65 / 80 / 85
Latency (write):115 / 75 / 85
Lithography:20 / 34
Mean time between failures (MTBF):1.200.000 Hours / 1200000
Memory Type:MLC
Native Command Queuing (NCQ): Yes
RAID support: Yes
Random read (100% span):35000
Random read (4KB):24000 / 35000
Random write (100% span):300
Random write (4KB):3300 / 80000 / 8600
Read speed:200 / 250 / 540
S.M.A.R.T. support:No / Yes
Security algorithms:256-bit AES
Seek time:0.085 / 85
Sequential writing: Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:120 / 160 / 80
Solid-state drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
SSD ARK ID:56547 / 56600 / 56601 / 56603
SSD temperature monitoring: No
TRIM support: Yes
Wi-Fi: No
Write speed:100 / 480 / 70

Power

Operating voltage:5
Power consumption (sleep):0.15
Power Consumption (Standby):0.06 / 0.075
Power consumption (write):3

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage

Type:Solid state drive

Storage Controller

Type: None

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Capacity:160GB/32GB/64GB/80GB
Form Factor:1.8"/2.5"/2.5" / 2.5" x 1/8H
Form Factor (metric):4.6 cm/6.4 cm/6.4 cm / 6.4 cm x 1/8H
Form Factor (Short):1.8"/2.5"
Form Factor (Short) (metric):4.6 cm/6.4 cm
Hard Drive Type:Internal hard drive
Interface:Serial ATA-300
Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Technical Details

Born on date:Q3'09
Drive capacity:160 / 80
Launch date:2009-07-21T00:00:00
Market segment:MBL
Non-operating shock:1500
Non-operating vibration:3.13 / 3130
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating shock:1 / 1000 / 1500
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Operating vibration:1000 / 2.17 / 2170
Product name:Intel SSD X25-M Series (160GB, 2.5in SATA 3Gb/s, 34nm, MLC) / Intel SSD X25-M Series (80GB, 2.5in SATA 3Gb/s, 34nm, MLC)
Product Type:19
Random read (8GB span):35000
Random write (8GB span):6600 / 8600
Sequential reading:250
Sequential writing:100 / 70
Sequential writing speed:100 / 70
SSD components:Intel NAND Flash Memory Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Technology
SSD form factor:2.5" 7mm
SSD interface:SATA 3.0 3Gb/S
SSD power consumption (active):150 mw (MobileMark 2007 Workload), 2.5 W (64K Sequential Write) / 150 mw (MobileMark 2007 Workload), 3.0 W (64K Sequential Write)
SSD power consumption (idle):75 mw (DIPM), .06 W (Non-DIPM)
SSD shock:1,500 G/.5 msec
SSD weight:up to 80 ± 2 grams
Status:6 / End of Life
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-55 - 95

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10
Height :7
Weight:78 / 80 / 86
Width:6.99