Intel X25-M 80Gb SSD

Mon, Sep 20, 2010

Intel Solid State Drives

Intel X25-M 80Gb SSD

Intel have produced a few of these solid state drives now and with each iteration comes enhanced performance and lower cost. The X25-M may exist in various versions so make sure you’re getting the latest and greatest, probably easiest done by checking the specification and looking for the type of the MLC RAM chips to be circa 34nm.

The speed of the latest X25-M is what makes this a great SSD drive. Not only are the sequential read and writes top notch but the random access write performance is quite spectacular. These sort of speeds are crying out for a new data bus as the SATA/300 standard is in danger of hindering performance if these drives improve the way they are.

With the price at writing of this SSD at a fairly reasonable £168, giving a cost per Gb of £2.10, it’s certainly not the cheapest of solid state drives but nor is it the most expensive. For the speed on offer, it seems to offer good value for money.

Speed Tests

  • Sequential Read Speed: ~250MB/s
  • Sequential Write Speed: ~81MB/s
  • Random Access Read Speed: ~21MB/s

The Intel X25-M comes with a 3 year warranty as standard.

Quick Specs

  • Memory Chip Type: MLC
  • TRIM Support
  • Internal Cache: N/A
  • Form Factor: 2.5″
  • Interface: Serial ATA-300
  • Warranty: 3 years

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