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Intel X25-M Mainstream Solid State Drive

Intel X25-M Mainstream Solid State Drive
alaScore 94

3345 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3345 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and size. The reliability and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the price.

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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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 19 user reviews of Intel X25-M Mainstream Solid State Drive from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

95% 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-V 40GB 2.5-inch SATA II Internal MLC Solid State Drive (includes free game voucher)Intel X25-M 80GB Internal SSD Hard Drive (6.4 cm (2.5"))

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1091 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 4.4/5 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 X25M Mainstream SATA II Solid-State Drive (SSD) Retail Package SSDSA2MH080G2R5Intel 320 Series 120 GB SATA 3.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid-State Drive

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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...

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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)

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Intel X-25M

 

How big a deal is Intel's entry into the solid-state-drive game? The announcement of the company's new X-25M SSD, and a faster version for enthusiasts, all but overshadowed details of the company's next-generation CPU at its fall developer conference.

Pushes the limits of the SATA 3GB interface

Write speed is just average

As for the X-25M, we’re unimpressed by its write performance, but since its read speeds are twice as fast as those of the other SSDs we’ve tested, and it costs about a third of what the fastest SLC drive on the market runs, we have no choice but to...

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Intel X25M Review

 

nbsp; SSDs were all the hype last year, then the “bubble” popped when tests performed on the Macbook Air showed that the SSD drive did little more than add $1,500 to the computer's final price. No performance increase, no battery life increase – two...

My friends, Intel has just gone “nuclear” with hard-drives.

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Intel's 34nm X25-M runs like a thoroughbred SSD, costs less

 

It was only two days ago that they finally became official, but already we've got a couple of reviews springing up to tell us all about the second generation X25-M SSDs from Intel. PC Perspective kick things off with a full examination of the new ...

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Intel X-25M High Performance solid-state drive , 1st generation (80GB)

 

Intel's X-25M solid-state hard drive represents a major leap forward for the solid-state drive category. While we've heard about the benefits of solid-state hard drives for years--faster access and boot times, improved battery life--Intel's drive...

Fast transfer speeds; improves laptop battery life; shorter boot times.

Expensive; low gigabyte-to-dollar ratio.

Intel's X-25M solid-state hard drive enjoys several advantages over both spinning disk drives as well as other SSDs, including improvements to data throughput, boot time, and laptop battery life. Its one drawback is that it's pricier than even its...

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Intel X25-M Solid State Drive

 

The fastest SSD on the market today can buy back a few minutes of your life every day.

The Intel X25-M isn't the cheapest drive around, and at 80GB nor is it the highest-capacity. But it's quite simply the fastest notebook hard drive we've seen to date.  

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Intel X-25M solid-state drive (80GB) Review

 

Intel's X-25M solid-state hard drive represents a major leap forward for the solid-state drive category. While we've heard about the benefits of solid-state hard drives for years--faster access and boot ...

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Intel X25-M 120GB SSD Review

 

Just watching your computer turn on and be usable in 30 seconds or less is pretty sweet. And you can also see that even though the Kingston KC100 SSDNow has a much faster transfer speed, it had around the same amount of boot time as the Intel X25-M SSD.

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Intel Integration Overview i5-2500K CPU, DZ68DB Motherboard, 20GB 311 SSD & X25-M 120GB SSD

 

Intel Integration Overview i5-2500K CPU, DZ68DB Motherboard, 20GB 311 SSD & X25-M 120GB SSD

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.

Dimensions & Weight

Weight:2.8oz/3.2oz

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

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/160GB / 80GB/32GB/64GB/80GB
Form Factor:1.8"/2.5 / 2.5"/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 / 2.5"/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