Roomy back up
My son put this on my PC and it works fine. The drive was easy to install, fit well, and has no glitches or problems. It's a good idea to have a backup hard drive. All the photos, the recipes, videos on the computer than can be lost so quickly are worth investing in a backup hard drive. Once installed it's easy to use, no formatting or any special work, just plug and go
Tops in the SSD category, Intel's latest solid-state drive has excellent performance and a price that's no longer stratospheric. Tops in the SSD category, Intel's latest solid-state drive has excellent performance and a price that's no longer stratospheric. Neck-in-neck for top performance honors, this high-capacity SSD also carries a high cost-per-gigabyte. If its specs and high price feel familiar, that's because this model packs Samsung's high-performing drive inside.
Excellent and very stable results
Frankly speaking, it is not easy to name the winner of this test session, but the second-generation Intel X25-M deserves this title more than anyone else. Intel has endowed its SSDs with new 34nm chips with considerably revised firmware. Being somewhat inferior to its predecessor at writing very small random-address data blocks, the new X25-M delivers excellent and very stable results under server loads.
offering nice performance
The new X25-M is the first of several flash SSDs that will hit the market between now and early 2009. We received a 2.5â?? 80 GB drive sample based on MLC flash memory. Thanks to a 10-channel design and the smart new flash controller that Intel designed in-house, a product that is based on a technically inferior MLC flash memory technology is capable of outperforming the excellent SLC-based Samsung 64 GB SATA-2 SSD.
Feature set and performance numbers are perfect for the intended market
This is the eleventh solid-state drive that this editor has benchmarked and it will be the first that gets the Legit Reviews Editor's Choice Award. This drive is aimed at the mainstream market and the feature set and performance numbers are perfect for the intended market. This is hands down the best SSD that we have seen to date.
low power consumption
With low power consumption, no noise/heat and a read speed of almost 200 MBps, this Solid State Drive simply can’t go wrong. This relatively affordable drive is a must-buy for enthusiasts looking to speed up their computer. Prices might fall later but for now, all you’ll get after paying for this drive is 80 GB of storage capacity.
Best balance between price, performance and capacity
We expected great things when Intel announced it was to enter the SSD market and with the X25-M it has certainly delivered. Of course it costs a lot and the capacity is nothing compared to much cheaper hard drives, but that's always been the case with SSDs - you should only ever buy them for their speed. Ironic really, being as this isn't even the fastest SSD Intel are set to release in the coming months.
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