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/$)
A-DATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 119.99 2.13
PNY XLR8 PRO SSD9SC240GCDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 119.99 2.00
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL240GB-DX SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 240 3 119.99 2.00
PNY XLR8 SSD9SC240GMDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 119.99 2.00
PNY XLR8 PRO SSD9SC480GCDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 5 239.99 2.00
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-512GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 3 259.99 1.97
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR480GB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 244.99 1.96
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR240GB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 125.99 1.90
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 139.99 1.83
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos deluxe MKNSSDCR480GB-DX SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 267.95 1.79
Crucial v4 CT256V4SSD2 PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 142.95 1.79
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos deluxe MKNSSDCR240GB-DX SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 135.65 1.77
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 136.99 1.75
Transcend SSD320 TS256GSSD320 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 148.01 1.73
Patriot Torqx 2 PT2256GS25SSDR PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 128 256 2 150.00 1.71
PNY XLR8 SSD9SC480GMDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 292.49 1.64
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 295.00 1.63
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F480GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 299.59 1.60
Kingston HyperX SH100S3B/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 149.99 1.60
Plextor PX-M5S Series PX-256M5S Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 3 159.99 1.60
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 165.88 1.45
PNY Prevail SSD9SC240GCDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 167.98 1.43
OCZ Agility 4 AGT4-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest 2 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 189.95 1.35
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR180GB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 180 3 134.99 1.33
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F360GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 360 3 269.99 1.33
Transcend SSD720 TS256GSSD720 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 193.35 1.32
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F240GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 188.99 1.27
A-DATA XPG SX910 ASX910S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 5 204.99 1.25
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE240G SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 240 3 192.49 1.25
Patriot PS-100 PS256GS25SSDR PHISON PS3016-S3 SATA 3 Gb/s 64 256 3 216.67 1.18
A-DATA S511 AS511S3-240GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 216.07 1.11
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F180GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 180 3 164.99 1.09
Super Talent TeraNova FTM24N325H SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 2 220.00 1.09
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F240GBGT-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 224.29 1.07
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW160G3K5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 160 3 157.40 1.02
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 240.00 1.00
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW160G310 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 160 3 160.21 1.00
OCZ Octane OCT1-25SAT2-256G Indilinx Everest SATA 3 Gb/s 512 256 3 262.99 0.97
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW240A310 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 249.99 0.96
PNY Prevail Elite SSD9SC240GEDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 251.04 0.96
Kingston SSDNow KC100 Series SKC100S3/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 252.98 0.95
SanDisk Extreme SDSSDX-240G-G25 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 259.00 0.93
Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 279.95 0.91
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW240A3K5 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 267.40 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
OCZ Petrol PTL1-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 3 299.00 0.86
OCZ Vertex 3 - MAX IOPS Edition VTX3MI-25SAT3-240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 291.00 0.82
OCZ Vertex 3 V3LT-25SAT3-240G.oem SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 299.90 0.80
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 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A3K5 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 180 5 239.99 0.75
Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH160G2K5 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 320 Series SSDSA2CW160G3B5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 160 3 294.60 0.54
Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH160G2C1 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 3 Gb/s 160 3 299.99 0.53
Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH160G2R5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 3 Gb/s 160 3 379.99 0.42

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-03-25 $449.95 +199.96
2014-03-23 $249.99 +15.00
2014-03-21 $249.99 +35.59
2014-03-21 $234.99 -15.00
2014-03-21 $249.99 +15.00
2014-02-02 $234.99 +10.00
2014-01-16 $214.40 +2.00
2014-01-07 $224.99 +5.00
2014-01-06 $219.99 -5.00
2014-01-06 $224.99 +5.00

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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