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Intel X25-V 40GB Value Performance SATA Solid-State Drive

Intel X25-V 40GB Value Performance SATA Solid-State Drive
alaScore 89

56 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Intel X25-V 40GB Value Performance SATA Solid-State Drive is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 56 reviews)

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Intel X25-V 40GB Value Performance SATA Solid-State Drive Review


While SSDs are still a fairly new technology, it has certainly come a long way in the last couple of years. The choices in SSDs are increasing and the prices are also decreasing making it possible to…

Intel SSD Toolkit and Optimizer ; Very fast read performance ; Impressive 4KB data block and boot performance ; Competitive retail pricing

Lower larger data block write speeds ; How about a bigger 60GB for the same price

If we learn anything from these benchmarks, it’s that buying an SSD with proper management software to maintain those “new SSD” performance levels is really a huge plus. Many SSDs rely on their own included self cleaning software to manage themselves,...

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Intel's X25-V solid-state drive on its own and in RAID


The rise of solid-state drives has been one of the most exciting developments in PC hardware over the last few years. With essentially instantaneous seek times, SSDs can access data an order of magnitude quicker than even the most exotic high-RPM hard...

With a street price hovering around $115, the X25-V is easily one of the most affordable solid-state drives on the market. Whether the drive lives up to its value billing depends entirely on what you, well, value.

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It started out in my Lenovo S10-3 and I eventually moved it to my Lenovo X120e. I purchased this SSD to protect myself from mechanical failures,. Most of my past HDDs in laptops have ended dying and clicking.

Intel's SSD has been reliable and worked great with both Windows 7, Ubuntu 10.04 and Kubuntu 11.04 (not that there's a difference). There was a noticeable improvement in boot time after first switching. Boot times remain snappy

I didn't really notice a difference after I actually got into the OS. Loading up applications seemed to take about the same time in comparison to my desktop without an SSD ; Available space is rather small, but that's typical for SSDs ; df -h ;...


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Intel X25-V SSDSA2MP040G2K5 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)


Bought this for an Intel Atom mini computer for my father's office, running Windows 7 x64. If you use this as a boot drive, make sure to minimize the amount of writes to the drive in order to improve performance and preserve the durability of the...

Reliable ; Good write speed

Small capacity ; Slower write speed

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Intel X25-V SSDSA2MP040G2K5 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)


I am using this as the main drive using OSX. It is plenty to hold the OS+ main applications. Moved the home folders and all content to larger rotating drives. Runs quite boots fast.

Fast, Silent, Cool. Small(physically)

Pricey, Small(capacity)-But you get what you pay for

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great item


very fast

very pricey

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Works Great


improved speed on my test rig system, no failures yet


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absolutely disappointed


for the price this is probably one of the worst SSd drives in terms of performance you can get.

windows experience data disk transfer rating went from 5.3 to 7.0

Okay so i bought this at best buy using the price match for 69.99+ tax. I told myself it was a great deal for an SSD and was real excited to reformat and compare speeds to my WD green 640gb platter drive. The ssd was a little bit faster but i was so...

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None to shabby!


All and all this is a great drive to launch app's from and if you are like me and stream almost everything (head in the "cloud') it would actually suffice as a standalone drive. I am only utilizing 18GB out of the formatted 37.5 GB for Win7(U) and 3rd...

I have owned several SSD's including this one and the larger faster Intel X25 G2 160GB, a Kingston V Series, an OWC Sandforce drive and two of these. While not as fast as the 160GB Intel and/or the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro it easily bested the Kingston...

The only caveat I have is it doesn't seem to play well with Windows 7's sleep mode, if you allow your computer to sleep for extended periods it freezes forcing a reboot to gain access to the desktop again why it does this I dunno

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Follow Up Review


Ok, for the long list of tweaks to reduce the wear on the drive I did the following in Windows 7: 1. Move the following to a spindle drive: - Event log files (do this within event viewer, not by editing as MS suggests, because it does not work) - Page...

I finally decided to install Windows 7 Ultimate on my Intel x25 and after all of the tweaks and encrypting with bitlocker, this thing flies. I was very skeptical about SSD as boot drives (due to reliability concerns), as you can tell by my previous...

Cons, umm... like none, notta, nothing, and plain old nope

Product Specifications


Backup Function: No
Hot Swap Function: No


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

General Features

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