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Intel X25-M Generation 2 SSD (160GB) review

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Results - CrystalMark 2004R3 and SiSoft Sandra 2009 SP3c

Results - CrystalMark 2004R3 and SiSoft Sandra 2009 SP3c

As CrystalMark's overall score nicely summarized the breakdown, the new Intel X25-M SSD is just a tad better than the already well positioned original X25-M unit. Focusing on the breakdown, it is evident that the Intel X25-M drives are highly optimized for read performance for consumer usage needs whereas the enterprise drives like the Kingston, offer solid write performance results. A good point to note here is that the new Intel X25-M has improved its sequential write performance by a small margin. On the other hand, the OCZ and Patriot drives come in as decent competitors offering a balanced mix between both extremities.