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
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
To SSD or not ? How Intel X25-M Solid State Drive performs in a HTPC
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.
Intel X25-M 'G2' TRIM Enabled Firmware and SSD Toolbox Review
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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