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Intel ® SSD 525

Intel ® SSD 525
alaAverage 4.6

27 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and reliability. Many are critical about the size.

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Intel SSD 525 Review (240GB)

 

The mSATA SSD space has been heating up over the past year as Ultrabooks and other small form factor devices like Intel's NUC have continued to grow in popularity. While mostly a placeholder until M.2 (formerly NGFF) SSDs show up on the market, mSATA...

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Intel SSD 525 Series Full Capacity Roundup - Intel Sweeps mSATA

 

It has been just under a year since Intel released their 520 Series SSD, which was their second 6 Gb/sec SATA unit. Sporting a SandForce controller, that release helped bridge a high speed storage gap in their product lineup. One year prior, Intel...

which was their second 6 Gb/sec SATA unit. Sporting a SandForce controller, that release helped bridge a high speed storage gap in their product lineup. One year prior, Intel dabbled in the mSATA form factor, releasing a 310 Series model under that...

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Intel 525 Series 120GB & 180GB mSATA SSD Review

 

With the mSATA standard gaining popularity at a quick pace, many SSD manufacturers are jumping on the bandwagon. Intel's latest 525-series is looking

With the ever increasing popularity of small form factor devices such as Ultrabook and mini desktop PCs, Intel has a potentially huge

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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...

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Runs Hot - But No Issues

 

I bought this drive because of the validation and 5 year warranty. My application is in a passively cooled enclosure for a HTPC. The drive is used for OS and a minimal set of applications. The 60GB capacity is adequate for this purpose with Windows 7,...

Speedy ; 5 Year Warranty ; Arguably one of the best validated consumer drivers

Runs HOT in my application with no active cooling ; Temperature was also an issue when running the 525 series in Intel's NUC systems. Fix was to increase fan speed, add a heat sink to the drive and adjust the SSD bios to slow down the drive if the...

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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

nada

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Intel 525

 

would buy another

Low profile and fast. Does what it is intended to do. Safe up to 70°c

Naturally runs warm and has reached 80°c one time before the "temp governor" stepped in and performed some managment. Although it reached this temp, it remained stable... Quote from Intel: "The Intel SSD 525 Series drive has a safety feature for...

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Excellent!

 

Got it when newegg has category coupon on all SSDs. Excellent mSATA! Put it in Toshiba Z935 without any issue. This drive is not just perform well out of box, it still runs pretty fast when it became dirty. Intel SSD Toolbox software works very well...

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Good mSata SSD

 

I use it as a secondary drive to my Intel 520 SSD. It\'s great to setup a RAID with your primary SSD. If you are running resource intensive programs, you could improve read\/write speed by using Raid 0. Also, great for your primary OS drive if you...

Durable","Fast Connectivity","Quiet","Reliable

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Works In Drobo 5N

 

I just popped this into my Drobo 5N and it is off and working it's magic. I lean towards Intel for their SSD quality and have never had any regrets ; This drive isn't officially listed on Drobo's site as compatible but I took a gamble and it paid off

None but I will report back if this changes

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Product Specifications

Configuration

Backup Function: No
Hot Swap Function: No
Rackmount:Not Applicable

Connectivity

ATA: No
eSATA: No
Ethernet: No
Fibre Channel: No
Firewire: No
HDMI: No
ISCSI: No
mSATA: Yes
PCMCIA: No
SCSI: No
Serial ATA: Yes
Ultra ATA: No
USB: No
Wireless LAN: No
WUSB: No

General Features

BUS-powered: No
Internal / External:Internal
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