- Brand Name: Intel
- Model Number: SSDSA2MH120G2K5
- Hard Disk Size: 120.0 GB
- Manufacturer Warranty Description: Three year limited warranty
Intel X25-M 120 GB Solid State Drive with Internal SATA and Power Cables MLC Flash Technology, 2.5-Inch Form Factor
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- Based on innovative, industry-leading 34nm flash technology.
- No moving parts for high reliability and battery life.
- Consumes less power than a traditional hard drive.
- Get the quality and reliability you expect from Intel
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The Intel X25-M Mainstream 120 GB SATA solid-state drive provides faster disk performance and greater durability than traditional spinning platter drives. It stores data using 34 nm multi-level cell NAND flash memory. The internal SATA interface offers data throughput of up to 3.0 Gb/s. A downloadable Intel SSD Toolbox application helps you manage the health and optimize the performance of the drive. The X25-M is RoHS compliant and uses less power than traditional hard drives.
Intel X25-M Mainstream SATA Solid State Drive
Solid-State Storage for Efficient Operation
The X25-M uses flash memory for storage, giving you faster data access. Because it doesn't have spinning disks or writing heads, there are fewer parts to fail. It is less susceptible to vibration and runs silently. The X25-M is rated at 1.2 million hours mean time before failure.
Performs Faster with NAND Flash Memory
The X25-M drive's architecture uses ten parallel NAND flash channels equipped with 34 nm multi-level cell NAND flash memory. Native Command Queuing, which enables up to 32 simultaneous operations, helps the X25-M deliver sustained sequential read speeds of up to 250 MB/s, sustained sequential write speeds of up to 100 MB/s, and a read latency of 65 microseconds. Combined with the drive's SATA interface that offers data throughput of up to 3.0 Gb/s, this design means that applications launch quickly, files copy in less time, and overall computing power increases.
Optimize Performance with the Intel SSD Toolbox
Intel offers the Intel SSD Toolbox application with Intel SSD Optimizer to help you manage the health and performance of your drive. This set of management, information, and diagnostic tools includes Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (SMART) commands. It is designed to run on Microsoft Windows 7 and is compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista and XP.
Easy Installation with Data Migration Software
Intel makes installing an SSD simple and painless by including necessary cables and providing a free software download for the Intel Data Migration Software. The Data Migration Software helps you migrate your data, applications, and operating system from your current drive to a new Intel Solid-State Drive with just a simple click. The Intel Data Migration Software supports Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, and XP.
Lower Power Consumption Reduces Environmental Impact
The X25-M consumes less power than traditional drives, which saves you money and makes this drive . When installed in a laptop, the X25-M provides better battery life. The drive is certified RoHS compliant for its use of non-hazardous materials.
The X25-M is backed by a three-year limited warranty.
What's in the Box
Intel X25-M Mainstream 120 GB SATA solid-state drive, power cables, manual, sticker and 3.5" desktop drive bay adapter, screws, and installation guide.
|Intel Solid State Drive Comparison|
|Intel X25-M 160 GB Solid State Drive||Intel X25-M 120 GB Solid State Drive||Intel X25-M 80 GB Solid State Drive||Intel X25-V 40 GB Solid State Drive|
|Storage Capacity||160 GB||120 GB||80 GB||40 GB|
|Interface||SATA 1.5 Gb/sec and 3.0 Gb/sec||SATA 1.5 Gb/sec and 3.0 Gb/sec||SATA 1.5 Gb/sec and 3.0 Gb/sec||SATA 1.5 Gb/sec and 3.0 Gb/sec|
|Power Consumption||Active: 150mW typical; Idle: 75mW typical||Active: 150mW typical; Idle: 75mW typical||Active: 150mW typical; Idle: 75mW typical||Active: 150mW typical; Idle: 75mW typical|
|Drive Height||2.5-inch Industry Standard Hard Drive Form Factor||2.5-inch Industry Standard Hard Drive Form Factor||2.5-inch Industry Standard Hard Drive Form Factor||2.5-inch Industry Standard Hard Drive Form Factor|
|Flash Memory Used||Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND||Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND||Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND||Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND|
|Memory Manufacturing Process||34nm||34nm||34nm||34nm|
|Mean Time Between Failure||1.2 million hours||1.2 million hours||1.2 million hours||1.2 million hours|
|Sustained Sequential Read Speeds||Up to 250 MB/sec||Up to 250 MB/sec||Up to 250 MB/sec||Up to 170 MB/sec|
|Sustained Seequential Write Speeds||Up to 100 MB/sec||Up to 100 MB/sec||Up to 70 MB/sec||Up to 35 MB/sec|
|RoHS and Halogen Free Compliance||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Available Tools||Intel SSD Toolbox with Intel SSD Optimizer||Intel SSD Toolbox with Intel SSD Optimizer||Intel SSD Toolbox with Intel SSD Optimizer||Intel SSD Toolbox with Intel SSD Optimizer|
Top Customer Reviews
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I've read too many reviews on both Newegg & Amazon with so many 1 star ratings on the OCZ drives that I just couldn't buy it.
With reads up to 250MB and writes up to 100MB, this is more than enough for most users.
If you are trying to decide between the 80GB vs the 120GB Intel X25-M G2, do yourself a favor and get the 120GB. It's the best bang for the buck between the 80GB, 120GB, and 160GB.
I'm not going to tell you how many seconds it takes to boot up or shut down because that is going to depend on your system, but I can tell you that it's really fast.
Don't buy an SSD thinking it will blow your mind. I knew exactly what to expect and it has exceeded far beyond my expectations.
The best way to describe the feel of an SSD vs HDD is comparing the shutter speeds from a DSLR vs a P&S digital camera. The lag difference is like night and day.
Opening light programs like browsers, word, excel, windows media player is almost instant.
Opening heavier programs like photoshop or windows xp mode is basically cut in half.
You will notice a bigger difference if your hard drive was the weakest link from your Windows Experience Index.
Previously my score was as followed:
Gaming graphics: 6.5
Primary hard disk: 5.4
Now my primary hard disk is: 7.Read more ›
One note about the "K5" version of this drive is that a mounting bracket (2.5in to 3.5in) *IS* included in the Intel packaging, making the purchase of the suggested Silverstone bracket unnecessary, though the Silverstone bracket does offer a second mounting option in the same 3.5in form factor that the included Intel bracket does *NOT* offer. So just be forewarned if you aren't sure about whether you *need* to buy mounting hardware.
Win7 64bit install takes up close to 30 GB so I still have plenty of space left on the drive for program installations.
This one offers both the highest capacity per dollar and the highest transfer speed per dollar.
Intel 40GB / $109 = $2.725 per gigabyte with 35MB/s write speed
Intel 80GB / $179 = $2.237 per gigabyte with 70MB/s write speed
Intel 120GB / $229 = $1.908 per gigabyte with 100MB/s write speed
Intel 160GB / $399 = $2.493 per gigabyte with 100MB/s write speed
Highly recommended! The Intel SSD toolkit is only needed if you use it with older OS like XP.
Reliability is great. I own 5 intel SSDs for over a year and not a single failure.
Before I bought two of these SSD drives I was thinking of putting them in RAID 0, but I am glad I kept them configured as single drives because they are plenty fast, and this way it can take take advantage of the Win7 TRIM command to maintain the drive memory cells after writes (currently it's not possible to use TRIM in a RAID configuration). Think of TRIM as the SSD housekeeping issue - much different from defrag on mechanical drives, but both types of drives need their respective automatic maintenance.
If you can't decide on what part of the computer to upgrade - try this first! It may be that the hard drive is really the bottleneck, as I discovered. 120GB is a good capacity for a boot drive. A full featured Windows 7 install along with a few applications typically uses up around 30GB or more.
This package comes with a 2.5" to 3.5" bracket, a SATA cable, a short power cable, various mounting screws, and a CD guide.
Price is almost same ($9 difference as of Apr 11, 2011.) It's using 25nm compared to 34nm. Reading speed increased about 10%, writing speed about 30%.
There's no reason to buy an older version when the price difference is so small.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was intimidated by this and did not use it for a long time! Originally I got it for my husband's failing PC, but before my daughter could come install it, he bought a new... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Colinda
I have been running this SSD for a few years now, have preformed several wipes and the performance is still the same. Read morePublished 20 months ago by SR-Halo
Your a loser if you don't use a SSD on you boot (System) drive. Way faster boot up, way less wear and tear on all other regular drives. No def-rag ever needed. Read morePublished 21 months ago by daveyboy7
I purchased this in 2010 for my Macbook Pro. I can proudly say I'm still running this drive, and it has not slowed down a bit. Read morePublished 22 months ago by J.C.
Replaced my main disk with this. It's not huge in capacity, but it's big enough to run Windows from. Read morePublished on June 11, 2013 by Londonnoise
buy this machine the 2011
MSI P67 LGA1155 B3/DDR3/SATA3 and USB3.0 / A & GbE / ATX Motherboard P67A-GD65 (B3)
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Some vendors are selling this model, today, for several hundred dollars. It may have been worth that a couple of years ago, but you can do a lot better for much less money today as... Read morePublished on December 26, 2012 by Occupant
SUPER FAST! loads from push button to all runnin in less then 20 seconds.
I have had this SSD for over a year now and never 1 issue so far.
Fast and reliable.