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Intel X25-M 80GB 2.5IN SATA2 NCQ Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD

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   Shipping Weight:   0.5 lbs
   Part #: SSDSA2MH080G1C5
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Features:

The Intel X25-M SATA Solid-State Drive (SSD) brings a new level of performance and reliability to laptop and desktop PC storage. Why wait for a traditional hard disk drive to spin up? Unlike traditional hard disk drives, this Intel solid-state drive has no moving parts, resulting in a quiet, cool, highly rugged storage solution that also offers faster system responsiveness. And for laptop PCs, the lower power needs of Intel SSD translates to longer battery life and lighter notebooks. Higher performance with more durability means you can be truly mobile with confidence.

Quick Specs:
Storage Capacity 80 GB
Hot Swappable Yes
Weight (Approximate) 3.03 oz
Drive Type Internal
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
Maximum Read Transfer Rate 250 MBps
Maximum Write Transfer Rate 70 MBps
Drive Interface SATA
Drive Width 2.5"
Drive Interface Standard SATA/300
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Drive Performance  
     Maximum Read Transfer Rate: 250 MBps
     Maximum Write Transfer Rate: 70 MBps
General Information  
     Brand Name: Intel
     Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
     Manufacturer Part Number: SSDSA2MH080G1C5
     Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.intel.com
     Product Model: X25-M
     Product Name: X25-M Solid State Drive
     Product Type: Solid State Drive
Interfaces/Ports  
     Drive Interface: SATA
     Drive Interface Standard: SATA/300
Miscellaneous  
     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
     Green Compliant: Yes
Physical Characteristics  
     Drive Type: Internal
     Drive Width: 2.5"
     Hot Swappable: Yes
     Weight (Approximate): 86 g
Technical Information  
     Storage Capacity: 80 GB

Customer Reviews of (Intel SSDSA2MH080G1C5)

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Brian_C
07/09/09
Experience: 2 Days
Pros
Fast, quiet, small, cool
Cons
slow on small files
Summary
This is the best drives I ever tried. It make computing into the next level. Everything feels so different because virtually no waiting. It's funny how I still expecting the HDD to grind noisy everytime I shutting down the system, but there's no noise, wierd feeling.. but very cool indeed. Makes my computer into something different now.

Confuzyon
07/04/09
Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
* Raw speed
* Safety in a laptop
Cons
* Have to spend some time messing around with settings to protect the drive and get it to its max speed.
Summary
Bought one of these because my fiance was complaining that her laptop was slow. There was such a massive difference I now have one in mine and two raided on my desktop. Once you go SSD you will not look up. Installations often go as quickly as you can push next. On my desktop I used to have four standard 500MB seagates raided up and it beats it hands down even for raw transfer. Very impressed. Also bought a couple of ocz vertexes making a machine for a friend. No noticeable difference side by side though benchmarks will tell you different.

Peter_K
06/08/09
Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
Very fast drive. Silent and low power usage. Great for HTPC.
Cons
The write leveling algorithm sometimes causes the drive to go into low performance mode.
Summary
I bought 3 of these Intel X25-M drives to put in a RAID5. The performance is excellent in the RAID5 configuration (seeing 500 MB/s reads and 250 MB/s writes with write back enabled). I ran into an issue where I reinstalled the OS a few times in a day and it caused the drives to go into low performance mode. A secure erase of the drives brought them up to proper performance again and I have been pleased ever since.

Aaron_A
06/08/09
Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
Excellent speeds and access times!
Cons
I always think that listing cost as a weakness is weak in itself but this time cost is the only the weakness I can think of.
Summary
This drive is simply amazing! However, make sure to update  to the latest firmware as it keeps the drive from getting slower over time. brendon_j's review has the proper links to the new firmware.

This drive makes any heavy IO bound apps works like a snap. I've tested this drive as a game development drive (tens of thousands of files used in a build process) and a Win7 OS drive and it's a rocket for both.

If you want to eliminate disk access as a bottleneck this drive gives you a huge leap in that direction.

This review was modfied by poster @ 06-08-09 01:37 AM

brendon_j
04/14/09
Experience: 7 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Windows loads in 28 seconds.
Apps load instantly
Cons
Missed the sale!
Summary
I was hesitant to jump into the waters of early adopter - and this is probably my first 'true' enthusiast purchase but my expectations have been met and slightly exceeded with this drive.
I use it in my htpc which is now essentially fanless except for one noctura d 5v.
Windows boots as fast as i'd ever want it to (no point to enter sleep anymore).
Apps load instantly even the sluggish media portal application.

I've used several 'tweaks' on my xp install to help limit writes to the drive however with the new firmware (see bottom of summary) that shouldn't be as necessary.
-disabled page file and system restore
-moved my temporary windows files/temporary firefox files to a ramdisk (if you google you will find a free drive to do this but its limited to 32mb i use qsoft ramdisk).

update  THE FIRMWARE TO 8820
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=17485
this will help a lot with fragmentation from preliminary reviews.
http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=691

This review was modfied by poster x 04-14-09 06:47 PM

This review was modfied by poster @ 04-14-09 06:06 PM

Ryan_B
04/12/09
Experience: 7 Days
Pros
Amazing Fast
No Seek Time
Small
No Moving Parts
Cons
High price for only 80GB
Summary
This drive was a big purchase, it is a lot of money to spend for a 80GB drive. But I couldn't be more impressed every time I start the computer up and window loads in 1/4th the time it used to. When prices come down I will definitely be getting more of these.

furax
02/05/09
Experience: 3 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Speed
Reliability
Cons
Size (data)
Price
2.5" format
Summary
I bought this drive to replace my raid 0 and i immediatly seen a difference in games and windows. My games load faster and are responsivle immediatly, windows load faster, everything is faster !
The acces time and speed of the ssd drives are incredible and this drive does not suffer from the shutter issue noticed on Jmicron controller.
The only downside are the price and i had to buy a adapter to fit the drive into case because it is in 2.5" format.

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URL: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/Intel-x25-m-SSD,2012.html
Comment: Back at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco last August, Intel provided an insight into its flash SSD family, and spelled out the main performance points. One of the claims was a 175x performance boost over hard drives, which have only shown incremental performance increases over the la
Posted by: FailureOfHDDVD @05/01/09
URL: http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=669
Comment: need to know information about long term performance issues and fixes
Posted by: sol.fides @02/13/09
URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/788/1/
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