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Kingston SSDNow M Series SNM125-S2

Kingston SSDNow M Series SNM125-S2
alaScore 88

14 reviews

Dec, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Kingston SSDNow M Series SNM125-S2. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, 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 Kingston SSDNow M Series SNM125-S2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Kingston SSDNow M Series SNM125-S2 from The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on

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This summary is based on the product: Kingston 160 GB SSDNow M-Series Solid State Drive (SSD) SNM125-S2/160GB

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Ramseyer (

Kingston SSDNow M-Series 80GB SSD w/ Intel Firmware Update


Kingston follows Intel down the road to SSD bliss. Let's see what the SSDNow is all about.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: David Ramli (

Kingston SSDNow M series SNM125-S2/80GB


The Kingston SSDNow M series SNM125-S2/80GB solid-state hard drive is cool, quiet, fast -- and expensive.

Fast, cool and quiet

Very expensive, only 80GB

The Kingston SSDNow M series SNM125-S2/80GB is a small, cool, quiet and quick 2.5in solid-state hard drive that will fit into your laptop hard drive bay or mini-PC. Its has a very high cost per gigabyte, however, and a relatively low total storage...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Jayesh Limaye (

Kingston SSDNow M-Series SNM125 S2B/80GB [Review]


This SSD doubles as a portable hard drive

Excellent speeds, silent, cool, power saving, attractive bundle

Very expensive

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: David Ramli (

Kingston SSDNow M series SNM125-S2/80GB


The Kingston SSDNow M series SNM125-S2/80GB solid state drive provides excellent performance for a 2.5in hard drive, but the very high cost and low 80GB capacity make it a very expensive storage option.

The bottom line is that it's a high price to pay for just 80GB of storage. But if you want very fast, small and reliable hard drive that stays cool, the Kingston SSDNow M series SNM125-S2/80GB solid-state drive is an excellent choice — if you can...

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (

Gen 2 Intel, not Gen 1


Flash with Intel firmware at your own risk. I haven't done it to mine so I don't know for sure if it works. Reports are that it does though.

This drive is blazing quick and well worth every penny. #1 upgrade for your computer in my opinion. This is not a Gen 1 intel drive though, it is a Gen 2. BIOS and Windows 7 both recognize it as an intel SSDSA2M080G2xx drive. I don't know if it...


Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Hap McWedge (

Stomps all other SSDs


Upgraded my Lenovo T61, Vista boots lightning quick, apps load quicker, gained some battery life. This is the easiest way to upgrade the performance of your laptop or desktop. PCMark scores went up 120% just by swapping the HDD for the Kingston SSD

wish my laptop can could do raid zero so I could stripe 2 of these. My gamer desktop is next.

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (

VERY Impressive Drive


Once the prices come down, I can foresee switching out all of my company's PCs/Laptops to these drives for performance & reliability.

I have had several different SSD drives & finally got this one on a demo from Kingston. I must say that I was ready to give up on SSD altogether! On my brand new Lenovo x200 laptop with a 7.2k SATA drive, from the time I swiped my finger to login to...

It is still a bit on the small side (80gb) & the price (399 after rebate) is still too high to deploy.

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Jason Litka (

Identical to Intel X25-M but less expensive


This drive is identical to the Intel X25-M. Kingston even posts the Intel X25-M spec sheet on their site as the spec sheet for this item, proving that they did nothing but slap a new label on it.

Identical to the 80GB Intel X25-M at a lower price point.

Still more expensive than other MLC drives.

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

Kingston¿s new line of SSDNow solid-state drives ( SSD) rounds out its suite of enterprise products. The SSDNow M Series uses Intel solid-state drives, which are the best-performing drives on the market. By improving a computer¿s performance and durability, SSDNow M Series drives help increase the productivity of power users. SSDNow M Series drives increase performance with the impressive input and output operations per second (IOPS), a result of the drive¿s NAND Flash components and the powerful Native Command Queuing. With higher IOPS than a standard mechanical hard disk drive (HDD), SSDNow M Series allows for faster boot times and faster application loads than HDDs, ultimately making a power user more productive. SSD uses a standard hard disk drive interface but unlike an HDD, SSD is very rugged and can handle more shock because it¿s built with no moving parts. Kingston¿s SSDNow M Series can withstand greater shock than an HDD, making it an ideal solution for executives and road warriors who push the limits of their notebooks. Kingston¿s SSDNow M Series drives are equipped with S.M.A.R.T (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) to tell the user when a drive is about to fail. For added peace of mind, the drives are backed by 24/7 tech support, a three-year warranty and legendary Kingston reliability.


Backup Function: No
Hot Swap Function: No


Ethernet: No
Fibre Channel: No
Firewire: No
Serial ATA:No / Yes
Ultra ATA: No
USB:No / USB 2.0
Wireless LAN: No

General Features

BUS powered: No
BUS-powered: No
Internal / External:External / Internal