Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH160G2K5 (160 GB)

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Item 5305: Intel X25-M 160GB SSDSA2MH160G2K5
BrandIntel
FamilyX25-M
PartSSDSA2MH160G2K5
Size160 GB
Form Factor2.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed3 Gb/s
ControllerIntel PC29AS21BA0
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Warranty3 years limited
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 99.95 2.56
PNY XLR8 SSD9SC240GMDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 94.99 2.53
PNY XLR8 SSD9SC480GMDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 189.99 2.53
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR240GB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 109.99 2.18
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW240A310 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 109.99 2.18
Super Talent TeraNova FTM24N325H SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 2 110.00 2.18
A-DATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 119.99 2.13
Transcend SSD320 TS256GSSD320 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 119.99 2.13
Super Talent TeraNova FTM48N325H SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 2 229.00 2.10
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-512GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 3 249.99 2.05
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
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256D/AM Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 135.00 1.90
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL240GB-DX SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 240 3 127.65 1.88
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 259.00 1.85
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE240G SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 240 3 129.99 1.85
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 137.89 1.74
Plextor PX-M5S Series PX-256M5S Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 3 149.99 1.71
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 284.48 1.69
PNY XLR8 PRO SSD9SC480GCDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 5 303.66 1.58
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 152.99 1.57
PNY Prevail SSD9SC480GCDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 5 319.00 1.50
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 321.88 1.49
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F240GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 161.80 1.48
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW160G310 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 160 3 109.40 1.46
PNY Prevail SSD9SC240GCDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 175.00 1.37
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos deluxe MKNSSDCR240GB-DX SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 182.99 1.31
A-DATA XPG SX910 ASX910S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 5 195.99 1.31
Patriot PS-100 PS256GS25SSDR PHISON PS3016-S3 SATA 3 Gb/s 64 256 3 200.00 1.28
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F240GBGT-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 189.99 1.26
OCZ Vertex 3 - MAX IOPS Edition VTX3MI-25SAT3-240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 190.00 1.26
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F360GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 360 3 285.50 1.26
Patriot Pyro PP240GS25SSDR SandForce SF-1200 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 194.99 1.23
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F180GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 180 3 148.00 1.22
Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F240GB3-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 199.00 1.21
Plextor PX-M3 Series PX-256M3S Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 5 219.99 1.16
PNY Prevail Elite SSD9SC240GEDE-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 210.09 1.14
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW300G310 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 300 3 269.00 1.12
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW160G3B5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 160 3 149.95 1.07
SanDisk Extreme SDSSDX-240G-G25 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 226.83 1.06
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-360G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 360 3 349.99 1.03
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 249.00 1.03
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1CCA Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 249.00 1.03
Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 257.77 0.99
A-DATA S511 AS511S3-240GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 245.09 0.98
Kingston SSDNow KC100 Series SKC100S3/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 252.98 0.95
PNY Prevail Elite SSD9SC240GEDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 253.42 0.95
OCZ Agility 4 AGT4-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest 2 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 273.36 0.94
OCZ Octane OCT1-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 3 287.54 0.89
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW240A3K5 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 289.30 0.83
OCZ Vertex 3 V3LT-25SAT3-240G.oem SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 299.85 0.80
Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH160G2C1 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 3 Gb/s 160 3 199.99 0.80
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
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL240GB-DX2 SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 240 3 331.56 0.72
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A3K5 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 180 5 249.89 0.72
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2BW160G301 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 160 3 237.49 0.67
Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH160G2R5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 3 Gb/s 160 3 249.99 0.64
Intel DC S3700 Series SSDSC2BA200G301 SATA 6 Gb/s 200 349.00 0.57
Intel 330 Series SSDSC2CT180A3K5 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 180 3 329.89 0.55
Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH160G2K5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 3 Gb/s 160 3 299.99 0.53
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW160G3K5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 160 3 609.59 0.26

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-11-08 $299.99 +15.00
2014-11-07 $284.99 -15.00
2014-10-10 $299.99 +50.00
2014-09-29 $249.99 -199.96
2014-03-25 $449.95 +199.96
2014-03-21 $249.99 +35.59
2014-01-16 $214.40 +2.00
2013-12-23 $212.40 +20.00
2013-12-06 $192.40 -7.59
2013-11-08 $199.99 -249.96

Manufacturer's Specs

General
User Addressable Sectors312,581,808
IncludesDesktop installation kit w/3.5" bracket & cables
Performance
Sequential ReadUp to 250 MB/s
Sequential WriteUp to 100 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 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
PC Perspective - Intel X25-M 'G2' TRIM Enabled Firmware and SSD Toolbox Review - Oct. 26, 2009
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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