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/$)
PNY XLR8 SSD9SC240GMDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 80.99 2.96
Crucial v4 CT256V4SSD2 PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 92.95 2.75
A-DATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 97.99 2.61
Patriot Torqx 2 PT2256GS25SSDR PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 128 256 2 99.00 2.59
PNY XLR8 SSD9SC480GMDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 197.99 2.42
Super Talent TeraNova FTM24N325H SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 2 100.00 2.40
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-512GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 3 214.29 2.39
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 109.99 2.33
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos deluxe MKNSSDCR240GB-DX SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 109.95 2.18
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 109.99 2.18
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL240GB-DX SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 240 3 110.60 2.17
Super Talent TeraNova FTM48N325H SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 2 222.00 2.16
A-DATA XPG SX910 ASX910S3-512GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 5 239.99 2.13
Patriot Pyro PP240GS25SSDR SandForce SF-1200 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 119.08 2.02
Transcend SSD320 TS256GSSD320 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 130.00 1.97
Crucial M4 CT512M4SSD2 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 3 267.77 1.91
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 254.00 1.89
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 270.34 1.78
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW240A310 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 142.71 1.68
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 142.99 1.68
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR240GB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 144.95 1.66
Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 187.77 1.36
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F240GBGT-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 176.99 1.36
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F240GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 179.00 1.34
PNY Prevail SSD9SC240GCDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 182.87 1.31
Plextor PX-M5S Series PX-256M5S Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 3 199.99 1.28
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW300G310 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 300 3 238.01 1.26
Patriot Torqx PFZ256GS25SSDR Indilinx Barefoot SATA 3 Gb/s 64 256 2 208.54 1.23
Corsair Neutron Series CSSD-N240GB3-BK LAMD LM87800 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 199.65 1.20
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F180GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 180 3 152.99 1.18
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 248.00 1.03
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW160G310 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 160 3 159.99 1.00
Kingston SSDNow KC100 Series SKC100S3/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 252.98 0.95
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A3K5 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 180 5 192.47 0.94
Kingston HyperX SH100S3/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 259.89 0.92
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F180GBGT-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 180 3 198.97 0.90
Intel 330 Series SSDSC2CT180A3K5 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 180 3 199.99 0.90
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW240A3K5 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 269.99 0.89
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW160G3B5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 160 3 195.00 0.82
Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH160G2C1 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 3 Gb/s 160 3 199.99 0.80
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A310 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 180 5 224.99 0.80
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2BW160G301 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 160 3 201.52 0.79
Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH160G2K5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 3 Gb/s 160 3 229.89 0.70
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW160G3K5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 160 3 609.59 0.26

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2015-01-28 $229.89 -70.10
2015-01-13 $299.99 +6.10
2015-01-13 $293.89 +8.90
2015-01-12 $284.99 -15.00
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

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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