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Intel X25-E Series SSD

Intel X25-E Series SSD
alaScore 86

78 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews of Intel X25-E Series SSD. 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-E Series SSD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 78 reviews)

14 expert reviews

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Consumer review ( review summary for Intel X25-E Series SSD


alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Intel X25-E Series SSD from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Intel X25-E Extreme 32GB SATA 2.5-Inch SLC Solid State DriveIntel X25-E Extreme 32GB SATA 2.5-Inch SLC Solid State Drive

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Lucas Mearian (

Intel's X25-E SSD runs circles around rival drives


The 64GB SSD boasts impressive I/O performance, stability and reliability

While few people would shell out $800 for a laptop drive, it's always important to keep an eye on the top of the technology heap. Other SSD drives may not hit the speeds of the X25-E, but the technology shows what SSDs could be delivering down the...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Patrick Schmid and Achim Roos (

Intel's X25-E SSD Walks All Over The Competition


Intel's new X25-E professional flash SSD is a rocket when it comes to fast I/O performance. Is Intel now the source of the best server drive? We ...

We compared it to the X25-M, a Samsung 64 GB mainstream flash SSD, server SSDs from Mtron and Memoright, and the two fastest 15,000 RPM hard drives you can get: the Hitachi Ultrastar 15K450, and Seagate's Cheetah 15K.6

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Geoff Gasior (

A look at four X25-E Extreme SSDs in RAID


Intel's X25-E Extreme SSD is far and away the fastest flash drive we've ever tested. Sure, it only packs 32GB of storage, and yes, you'll pay a princely sum for the privilege. But with a smart storage controller, near-instantaneous seek times, and...

Although the recent wave of solid-state hard drives that's flooded the market primarily targets mobile applications, SSDs aren't quite ready to replace their mechanical counterparts for most users. The price is simply too high at the moment, not only...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Lucas Mearian (

Intel's X25-E SSD runs circles around rivals


The 64GB SSD boasts impressive I/O performance, stability and reliability

Again, like STEC Inc.'s flagship Zeus or Micron Technology Inc.'s RealSSD P200 SSD drives, Intel's X25-E is positioned for the datacentre, where it can replace multiple, 15,000-rpm Fibre Channel drives to offer storage administrators better performance...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : PC Authority (

Intel X25-E 32GB


Pulling apart this glorified USB stick - just because we can.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Harry Butler (

Intel X25-E 32GB SSD


SSDs might be able to deliver blistering read speeds, but they tend to fall down when it comes to write. Not so the Intel X25-E, which claims both blistering fast read and write speeds thanks to the use of SLC NAND flash memory. We find out if Intel's...

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (

Spend Your Money on a HDD


If you need to flash the firmware do so first, because it erases the drive (from what I read; but mine came with firmware actually newer than what was available on the Intel support website). Since I have an AMD board, the Intel tools do not work. And...

SLC rather than MLC. Still a 7.7 user experience in Windows

Does NOT support TRIM (which means it will degrade over time). Not that you can find that info easily on Also, only SATA II (3gb) not the new SATAIII (6 Gb). No cable or instructions or anything in the box. NOT RETURNABLE

Mar, 2011

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This is my first machine with a SSD and I can't believe that I've waited so long.

Everything about it

None so far

Mar, 2011

Consumer review (



Wish I could paste performance graphics. I was Folding @ home, so the CPU was saturated, same with the GPUs, still screamed. HD Tune Pro: Intel Raid 0 Volume Benchmark Test capacity: full Read transfer rate Transfer Rate Minimum : 362.1 MB/s...

Super fast ; 400MB/s read with two in RAID0 on EVGA P55 FT(W) 200


Jan, 2011

Consumer review (

Too Small for Windows 7


All user-data, all VM's, Office, large program-installs, games, files, media, music etc is NOT on the OS drive. It is all loaded on a 2tb (4x500gb raid 0) 'drive'. Even with these changes/modifications to the standard operation(s) of Windows, 32(29)GB...

You already know

Due to Windows winsxs file duplication within the OS, you will not have ANY room on this drive after 1 or 2 years ; The 'basic' OS load and normal day-2-day applications are too much for a 32GB drive on Windows 7

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications


Internal: No
SSD form factor:2.5"

Energy Management

Operating voltage:5
Power consumption (standby):0.06

Operational Conditions

Operating shock:1000
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 70
Storage temperature range (T-T):-55 - 95

Other Features

Internal: No


Component for:PC/notebook
Data Transfer Rate:3
Enhanced Power Loss Data Protection technology:N
Latency (read):75
Latency (write):85
Mean time between failures (MTBF):2000000
Memory Type:SLC
NVM Express (NVMe) supported:N
Random read (100% span):35000
Random read (4KB):35000
Random write (100% span):3300
Random write (4KB):3300
Read Speed:250
S.M.A.R.T. support: Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:32 / 64
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA II
SSD ARK ID:56595 / 56596
Write Speed:170


Operating voltage:5
Power consumption (idle):0.06
Power consumption (standby):0.06
Power consumption (write):2.4 / 2.6

Technical Details

Non-operating shock:1000
Non-operating vibration:3.13
Operating shock:1000
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 70
Operating vibration:2.17
Storage temperature (T-T):-55 - 95
Storage temperature range (T-T):-55 - 95

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:2.82 / 3.17