Find us on Facebook
More keeppies by Review Summary
Intel 80 GB X25M Mainstream SATA II Solid-State Drive (SSD) Retail Package SSDSA2MH080G2R5 by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

You are considering to buy this product but can not go over hundreds and thousands of reviews? This is just because there are too many of them. Would you like to have review summary with all positives and negatives presented on a single page? Here you are! We have developed a unique algorithm summarizing thousands of user reviews and presenting you with a product report. We hope this report will be useful in your decision. Enjoy!

Top of the page

Intel 80 GB X25M Mainstream SATA II Solid-State Drive (SSD) Retail Package SSDSA2MH080G2R5
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 112 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.6
Returned or considering to return: 4.5%

Buy on Amazon

Frequently Mentioned by Customers:


Individual Feature Rating
Price4.0   below average
Speed3.8   below average
Windows3.3   below average


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Price

Price:
"The prices are ridiculous right now and they'll be much lower shortly."
_
"I had to start over and get rid of Raid 0 configuration because it gave more problems which was not worth the price of a fast speed I was getting."
_
"good price"
_
"For an SSD, the price was pretty good."
_
"Great Product despite price."
_
"It is a five star to me but is probably was a waste of money but so far I love the drive."
_
"Prices will continue to come down, and traditional hard drive manufacturers will be forced to offer larger and larger drives at cheaper prices, as it will be the only way they can compete with a clearly superior technology."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Speed

Speed:
"As of about 2009, the Intel SSD's were the only ones (in this price range) that conclusively tested to have by far the LEAST performance degradation over time."
_
"The bottom line is that the Intel X25M had great performance out-of-the-box, and showed the least amount of performance degradation over time."
_
"Although this unit is the Generation 2 type drive, now being replaced with the third generation drives, it shows none of the problems being reported with Intels 3rd gen drives (there are conflicting reports on whether the firmware fix released by Intel for the 3rd gen drives actually fixes the problem or not), and it nevertheless provides significant performance gains over any traditional drive."
_
"And, unfortunately, that hard drive is performing at about the same level as it did ten years ago, and the result is the slow boot, the slow access times, and more waiting."
_
"I had to start over and get rid of Raid 0 configuration because it gave more problems which was not worth the price of a fast speed I was getting."
_
"No problems whatever, and system startup and shutdown speeds I couldn't have dreamed of using harddrives."
_
"These drives get killed by the latest and greatest new SSDs, especially on write speeds."
_
"I am never frustrated at my machine because of its performance anymore -- which if you knew me, you'd say was a miracle."
_
"The bottom line is that the Intel X25M had great performance out-of-the-box, and showed the least amount of performance degradation over time."
_
"It is the single modification that had the greatest results in performance and this machine does not even support Ready Boost."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Windows

Windows:
"It boots into windows 7 within 30 seconds from a dead off state."
_
"For a desktop solid state drive booting windows 7 as the main priority, it's hard to beat."
_
"The problem though is with windows 7."
_
"First attempt to load an O S was using the original XP operating system and the SSD was not recognized by the O S. From what others wrote on the web it would have been possible to download a driver to solve this problem but Windows 7 with its native support for TRIM was the way to go."
_
"Fortunately I found a free utiliy called Todo Backup by EASEUS to backup the system partition (including the tiny hidden one) and restore it to the Intel X-25 all from within Windows 7."
_
"Windows backup however was a major problem."
_
"Sure, that's nice, though there's still this long hesitation while Windows tries to negotiate networking."
_
"On Windows 7 it does not feel near as good."
_
"Ordered an OEM version of Windows 7 ($99) and this time the install was effortless."
_
"I installed Windows 7 64-bit with no problems at all."
_
"If you use Windows Easy Transfer to move stuff from you old gynormous drive, beware."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon
Comments: