Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH160G2C1 (160 GB)

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Item 2627: Intel X25-M Mainstream 160GB SSDSA2MH160G2C1
BrandIntel
FamilyX25-M
PartSSDSA2MH160G2C1
Size160 GB
Form Factor2.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed3 Gb/s
ControllerIntel PC29AS21BA0
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Warranty3 years
SSDSA2MH160G2C1 Reviews11 (avg: 4.3/5)
Disk Controller Interface Cache (MB) Size (GB) Warranty Years Best Price Vendor Value (GB/$)
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR240GB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 109.95 2.18
PNY XLR8 SSD9SC240GMDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 109.99 2.18
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR480GB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 219.99 2.18
PNY XLR8 SSD9SC480GMDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 229.99 2.09
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 119.99 2.00
A-DATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 129.29 1.98
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 129.99 1.97
PNY XLR8 PRO SSD9SC240GCDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 124.99 1.92
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW240A310 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 125.00 1.92
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL240GB-DX SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 240 3 127.64 1.88
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos deluxe MKNSSDCR240GB-DX SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 128.99 1.86
Crucial v4 CT256V4SSD2 PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 142.95 1.79
Transcend SSD320 TS256GSSD320 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 144.99 1.77
Super Talent TeraNova FTM24N325H SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 2 144.00 1.67
Plextor PX-M5S Series PX-256M5S Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 3 158.89 1.61
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 170.00 1.51
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 159.99 1.50
PNY Prevail SSD9SC240GCDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 175.40 1.37
A-DATA XPG SX910 ASX910S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 5 189.99 1.35
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F240GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 193.99 1.24
Kingston HyperX SH100S3B/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 198.99 1.21
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F240GBGT-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 199.00 1.21
Patriot PS-100 PS256GS25SSDR PHISON PS3016-S3 SATA 3 Gb/s 64 256 3 216.67 1.18
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F180GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 180 3 152.75 1.18
OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 207.73 1.16
PNY Prevail Elite SSD9SC240GEDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 228.93 1.05
PNY Prevail Elite SSD9SC240GEDE-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 229.73 1.04
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW160G310 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 160 3 155.63 1.03
Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH160G2C1 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 3 Gb/s 160 3 199.89 0.80
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW160G3B5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 160 3 199.95 0.80
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F180GBGT-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 180 3 230.65 0.78
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-180G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 180 3 239.00 0.75
Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH160G2R5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 3 Gb/s 160 3 249.99 0.64
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2BW160G301 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 160 3 249.99 0.64
Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH160G2K5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 3 Gb/s 160 3 449.95 0.36

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-04-28 $199.89 -100.10
2014-03-18 $299.99 +200.00
2014-01-04 $99.99 -8.00
2013-12-24 $107.99 -2.00
2013-12-23 $109.99 -5.00
2013-12-06 $114.99 -104.98
2013-08-30 $219.97 +35.55
2013-07-30 $184.42 +2.00
2013-07-30 $182.42 -2.57
2013-05-22 $184.99 -5.00

Manufacturer's Specs

General
User Addressable Sectors312,581,808
Performance
Sequential ReadUp to 250 MB/s
Sequential WriteUp to 70 MB/s
Read Latency65 µs (TYP)
Write Latency85 µs (TYP)
Power On to Ready1.50 s (TYP)
Random 4K ReadUp to 35,000 IOPS
Random 4K WriteUp to 8,600 IOPS
Power
Active150 mW
Idle75 mW
Reliability
Nonrecoverable read errors1 sector in 10^15 bits read, max
Mean Time between Failure (MTBF)1,200,000 hours
Power On/Off Cycles50,000 cycles
Minimum Useful Life5 years
Insertion Cycles250 cycles
Warranty3 years

Intel SSDSA2MH160G2C1 Reviews & Benchmarks

Tom's Hardware - Tom's Hardware's Summer Guide: 17 SSDs Rounded Up - Aug. 31, 2010
Tom's Hardware - Spring 2010 Solid State Drive Roundup, Part 1 - April 7, 2010
StorageReview.com - Intel X25-M SSD Review (160GB) Editor's Choice - April 2, 2010
Hot Hardware - Intel 34nm X25-M Gen 2 SSD Performance Review Editor's Choice - July 23, 2009
PC Perspective - Intel X25-M 'G2' SSD Review Gold Award - July 22, 2009
AnandTech - Intel's 34nm SSD Preview: Cheaper and Faster? - July 21, 2009

Other Intel X25-M Reviews & Benchmarks

Big Bruin - Intel X25-M 80GB Solid State Drive - Jan. 4, 2011
PC Perspective - Intel X25-M 'G2' TRIM Enabled Firmware and SSD Toolbox Review - Oct. 26, 2009
Hot Hardware - Fusion-io vs Intel X25-M SSD RAID, Grudge Match - July 8, 2009
Benchmark Reviews - Intel X25-M 80GB SSD - Jan. 18, 2009
  • Intel SSDSA2MH080G15E (8.75/10) Silver Tachometer Award
PC Perspective - Intel X25-M 80GB Solid State Hard Drive Review - Sept. 8, 2008

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