Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH160G2R5 (160 GB)

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Item 2794: Intel X25-M 160GB SSDSA2MH160G2R5
BrandIntel
FamilyX25-M
PartSSDSA2MH160G2R5
Size160 GB
Form Factor2.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed3 Gb/s
ControllerIntel PC29AS21BA0
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Warranty3 years
SSDSA2MH160G2R5 Reviews9
Disk Controller Interface Cache (MB) Size (GB) Warranty Years Best Price Vendor Value (GB/$)
Crucial v4 CT256V4SSD2 PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 109.95 2.33
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR480GB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 207.95 2.31
PNY XLR8 SSD9SC240GMDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 109.89 2.18
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR240GB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 109.98 2.18
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL240GB-DX SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 240 3 109.99 2.18
A-DATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 119.99 2.13
PNY XLR8 SSD9SC480GMDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 226.99 2.11
Super Talent TeraNova FTM48N325H SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 2 235.00 2.04
Super Talent TeraNova FTM24N325H SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 2 118.00 2.03
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos deluxe MKNSSDCR240GB-DX SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 119.99 2.00
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-512GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 3 264.63 1.93
Transcend SSD320 TS256GSSD320 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 133.15 1.92
PNY XLR8 PRO SSD9SC240GCDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 124.99 1.92
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 134.29 1.91
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE240G SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 240 3 129.99 1.85
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW240A310 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 129.99 1.85
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 144.99 1.66
Plextor PX-M5S Series PX-256M5S Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 3 155.61 1.65
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 5 174.65 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-F360GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 360 3 269.99 1.33
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F240GBGT-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 184.99 1.30
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F240GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 187.99 1.28
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F180GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 180 3 142.75 1.26
Kingston HyperX SH100S3B/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 199.99 1.20
Patriot PS-100 PS256GS25SSDR PHISON PS3016-S3 SATA 3 Gb/s 64 256 3 216.67 1.18
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW160G310 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 160 3 136.07 1.18
OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 209.56 1.15
Plextor PX-M3 Series PX-256M3S Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 5 234.99 1.09
PNY Prevail Elite SSD9SC240GEDE-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 229.73 1.04
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1CCA Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 249.00 1.03
A-DATA S511 AS511S3-240GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 236.96 1.01
OCZ Agility 4 AGT4-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest 2 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 267.50 0.96
PNY Prevail Elite SSD9SC240GEDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 251.95 0.95
Kingston SSDNow KC100 Series SKC100S3/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 252.98 0.95
OCZ Vertex 3 - MAX IOPS Edition VTX3MI-25SAT3-240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 261.60 0.92
Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 279.95 0.91
Samsung 470 Series MZ-5PA256/US Samsung S3C29MAX SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 279.99 0.91
Plextor PX-M5P Series PX-256M5P Marvell 88SS9187 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 5 283.71 0.90
OCZ Octane OCT1-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 3 287.54 0.89
Crucial v4 CT256V4SSD2BAA PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 289.95 0.88
Crucial v4 CT256V4SSD2CCA PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 289.95 0.88
OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest 2 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 5 297.55 0.86
OCZ Petrol PTL1-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 3 299.00 0.86
Patriot Torqx 2 PT2256GS25SSDR PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 128 256 2 299.95 0.85
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256N/AM Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 299.98 0.85
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 299.98 0.85
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW160G3B5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 160 3 192.35 0.83
Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH160G2C1 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 3 Gb/s 160 3 199.00 0.80
OCZ Vertex 3 V3LT-25SAT3-240G.oem SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 299.90 0.80
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A3K5 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 180 5 229.99 0.78
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F180GBGT-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 180 3 230.65 0.78
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A310 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 180 5 235.00 0.77
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
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW160G3K5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 160 3 609.59 0.26

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-07-25 $249.99 -40.00
2014-06-23 $289.99 -10.00
2014-05-05 $289.99 -60.00
2014-04-25 $349.99 +9.73
2014-04-25 $340.26 +43.02
2014-04-25 $297.24 +7.25
2014-04-25 $289.99 -90.00
2014-04-03 $379.99 +12.62
2014-04-03 $367.37 +40.38
2014-04-03 $326.99 +27.00

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 SSDSA2MH160G2R5 Reviews & Benchmarks

Hot Hardware - Intel 34nm X25-M Gen 2 SSD Performance Update - Oct. 26, 2009
PC Perspective - Intel X25-M 'G2' TRIM Enabled Firmware and SSD Toolbox Review Editor's Choice Award - Oct. 26, 2009
Legit Reviews - Intel Launches TRIM Firmware For 34nm SSDs - Oct. 26, 2009

Other Intel X25-M Reviews & Benchmarks

Big Bruin - Intel X25-M 80GB Solid State Drive - Jan. 4, 2011
Tom's Hardware - Spring 2010 Solid State Drive Roundup, Part 1 - April 7, 2010
StorageReview.com - Intel X25-M SSD Review (160GB) - April 2, 2010
Hot Hardware - Intel 34nm X25-M Gen 2 SSD Performance Review - July 23, 2009
PC Perspective - Intel X25-M 'G2' SSD Review - July 22, 2009
AnandTech - Intel's 34nm SSD Preview: Cheaper and Faster? - July 21, 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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