Intel 2.5 inch X25-V Series SATA300

  • Intel 2.5 inch X25-V Series SATA300
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Based on 17 scores, 46 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    1
  • Good:
    8
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • Relatively economical pricing, Faster than HDDs
  • Fastest boot time of any drive we've tested so far in 2010; includes mounting bracket for desktop PCs; budget-friendly price
  • Intel SSD Toolkit and Optimizer, Very fast read performance, Impressive 4KB data block and boot performance, Competitive retail pricing

Cons:

  • Drive capacity is just about enough for a boot drive
  • Cramped 40GB capacity; no 80GB model currently available in this line

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Advisor on

The performance numbers seen above are good for a solid state drive positioned in the budget space. At a price of £89 the price-per-GB ratio may not be the lowest among SSDs, but the Intel X25-V does happen to be one of the lowest priced SSD drives...

By PCWorld India on 72

The term "affordable SSD" would describe the X25-V 40GB drive well. Making high performance available around the Rs. 5k mark, this could well be the tipping point that gets everyone participating in the Solid State Drive revolution....

By Expert Reviews on 40

Intel's bargain priced SSD is a false economy. Spend a little more and get a lot more elsewhere....

By Tom's Hardware UK on

In the end, Intel's price and price/performance are unbeatable right now, but the cost per gigabyte is only average, and price/performance per gigabyte is behind the X25-M. The X25-V is cool as a pure system drive...

By TechRadar on 70

Fancy Intel's second generation X25-V SSD tech at a third the price of its flagship 160GB? Yes please. After all, Intel's current controller chipset technology is one of the few proven to maintain decent performance over time. In fact, our test...

By NotebookCheck on

The biggest worry to begin with to not have enough memory as a system disc with only 40 Gigabytes, became less of a concern after several months of use. In order for this to work however only frequently used important software should be installed...

By DigitalVersus on 80

A very practical accessory The X25-M, a standard 2.5 inch SSD, is sold with a mount for a 3.5 inch bay. This is a very practical accessory when you want to install it in a casing with no 2.5 inch bay... and many fall into this category. The Intel...

By Computer Shopper on 81

Those looking to achieve speedy boot times will find lots to like with this 40GB SSD. We just wish Intel made an 80GB model in this value-oriented line....

By InsideHW on

As the prices of NAND memory chips used to manufacture SSD devices don’t seem to be dropping lately, manufacturers are forced to work their way through to make them more accessible. Seeing that memory chips in a smaller production process...

By X-bit Labs on

We’ll do some summarizing now, starting from the Intel X25-V. Cutting it short, we like this product. Intel has come up with an affordable but rather fast SSD. It was especially good in our RAID0 array, providing both a large storage capacity and...

By Kitguru.net on 90

Bargain price drives with huge scaling in multi configuration arrays. Great potential to improve your system speeds for minimal...

By AnandTech on

Not to sound like a broken record, but with the exception of OCZ's Vertex LE, not much has changed in the SSD market over the past couple of years. Intel still seems like the safest bet, and these days they're even offering a pretty compelling...

By FutureLooks on

If we learn anything from these benchmarks, it’s that buying an SSD with proper management software to maintain those “new SSD” performance levels is really a huge plus. Many SSDs rely on their own included self cleaning software to...

By StorageReview on

The Intel X25-V won’t win any outright transfer speed competitions, but unlike many of the starter SSD models currently on the market it packs a huge punch in random write performance. In our tests we found the X25-V to perform well in our...

By ITP.net on 80

The X25-V is a great boot drive but lacking features and a high-price steal some of its thunder....

By ZDNet UK on

High prices for solid-state disks (SSDs) have historically restricted the business market to enterprises requiring performance for large databases or financial services, where microseconds really...

By ComputerPowerUser on 60

On a technical level, the X25-V is identical to the popular X25-M Gen. 2 160GB drive. But its sustained write performance can’t come close to the larger drive. Regardless, as a boot drive, it would be a significant performance...

By Motherboards.org on

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By AnandTech on

The story goes like this: Intel let Kingston build a value version of its X25-M G2 drives. This became the 40GB Kingston V Series Boot Drive. When Intel added TRIM support to the G2 drives, Kingston was told to wait. Kingston would get TRIM support...

International Review By Alt om DATA on 70

Drevet har en fremragende vilkårlig 4k-ydelse, men en middelmådig ydelse i den virkelige verden, og så har den en begrænset kapacitet. Den klarer sig ikke godt i hovedparten af vores test men er dog meget...