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Intel X25-M Series SSD
6.7 out of 10

Intel X25-M Series SSD

Intel 34nm X25-M The Intel 34nm X25-M is a 34-nanometer Read more

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Intel X25-M SSD Review and Giveaway: Vroom Vroom Fast

13 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Replacing your traditional hard drive with an SSD, or solid state drive, is one of the latest ways to bring speed to your system allowing you to get into Windows faster, and thus get to work quicker.
  • Pros: Noticeable Speed Improvements, TRIM Support, Ease of installation
  • Cons: Size requires sacrifices for storage
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[Review + Contest] Intel Solid-State Experience: A look at X25-M’s

6 September 2010
Overall 9

Intel X25-M G2 80GB Solid State Drive (SSD) Review

30 April 2010
  • Summary: The tests we ran today provide a good indication of the performance and value of this Intel drive. At around the £200 mark it’s sitting at about £2.50 per GB, which although expensive by traditional HDD standards is par for the course in the SSD world.
  • Pros: - Solid construction, - Great read performance, - Strong random write speed, - Affordable
  • Cons: - Price compared to HDDs high, - SandForce options faster in real world tests
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To SSD or not ? How Intel X25-M Solid State Drive performs in a HTPC

Review Horizon
10 March 2010
  • Conclusion: – booting time ~22 seconds…I remember the early HD-DVD and Blu-ray players with booting times toward 2 minutes… – everything inside WWindows Media Center is almost instant, including Media Browser. I also turned on SQLLite support and I can access my library in seconds.
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Intel X25-M 'G2' TRIM Enabled Firmware and SSD Toolbox Review

PC Perspective
26 October 2009
  • Excerpt: (26OCT2009) After this firmware went live, some users were reporting their G2 becoming unresponsive after updating. What is odd is the first boot after the update worked fine for many, but after a reboot their drive became unresponsive. Intel is following the reports and is on the case.
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Intel X25-M 160 GB

PC Magazine
18 September 2009
Overall 8

Intel X25-M G2 Review

LAPTOP Magazine
31 July 2009
  • Summary: By introducing a lower cost 34nm production process and revising its controller, Intel has moved the ball forward in terms of manufacturing, but it hasn't shaken up the market in terms of performance like it did last year.
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Intel's second-generation X25-M solid-state drive

26 July 2009
  • Summary: Intel's tick-tock approach to processor development delivers new architectures on each tock and then shrinks them to finer process technologies with each tick. This philosophy now appears to be influencing the company's solid-state drives.
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Intel X25-M 'G2' 34nm 160GB SSD Review

PC Perspective
22 July 2009
  • Excerpt: It will be safe to do either of the above once the X25-M G2 is flashed to a newer firmware to be released by Intel shortly. Firmware, when available, can be reached by this not-yet-live link .
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Overall 9
Value for money 7
Construction 10
Functionality 9
Appearance 9


Benchmark Reviews
25 February 2009
  • Conclusion: While we at Benchmark Reviews thoroughly enjoyed testing the Intel X25-M 80 GB SSD we would be totally remiss if we didn't make mention of the current American economy. Manufacturers such as Intel are having to become extremely creative when it comes to bringing their products to market and keeping...
  • Pros: Phenomenal linear read speed of 243.5 MBps, Extremely swift 0.09 ms response time, Low power consumption may reduce data center energy costs, Resistant to extreme shock impact, Up to 80 GB of SSD capacity, 5-Year Intel product warranty
  • Cons: $6.25 per gigabyte of MLC SSD storage space, Poor linear write speed in comparison to the competition
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