Intel 525 Series mSATA SSD Performance Roundup

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Intel 525 Series mSATA SSD Performance Roundup

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:21 am

Intel 525 Series mSATA SSD Performance Roundup

SSDs have slowly started shrinking in form factor from 2.5" with 9.5mm height to 7mm height and now the biggest reduction in size of all, the mSATA drive. These diminutive drives pack the same performance punch as their larger counterparts complete with a 6Gbps interface but will fit in devices that 2.5" drives have no chance of fitting. Intel set us up with five different capacities of their new 525 Series mSATA drives so come have a look to see how they compare.

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In the end, the 525 Series drives are really the mSATA version of the 520 Series drives with some additional firmware tweaks that are unique to Intel. Being powered by the SF-2281 controller, they put up stellar numbers when faced with data the controller can compress to turbocharge performance. On the 60GB drives and up, performance is roughly the same in that respect with reads all topping out around the 555MB/s mark and writes in the 520MB/s to 530MB/s range.


Article Title: Intel 525 Series mSATA SSD Performance Roundup
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2132/1/
Pricing At Time of Print: $162.99 Shipped for the Intel 525 Series 120GB mSATA Drive
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Re: Intel 525 Series mSATA SSD Performance Roundup

Postby jnanster » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:40 am

Thank you for the thorough review.
It's nice to keep on top of SSD innovation.
It appears from the customer satisfaction ratings,
Intel continues to offer SSDs that are a cut above for useful life too.
ga-z77-dh3 (great & cheap O/C'er from Gigabyte)
i2600k/16 gigs Kingson 1600 (OC'ed to 4.5Ghz)
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 + (lapped, smok'in deal, 38C idle, 65C loaded)
MSI GTX 660ti Power Edition
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Re: Intel 525 Series mSATA SSD Performance Roundup

Postby FZ1 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:27 am

Is that a haiku? :lol:
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Re: Intel 525 Series mSATA SSD Performance Roundup

Postby jnanster » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:59 pm

FZ1 wrote:Is that a haiku? :lol:


Probably Just doodoo.

When getting ready to make the SSD jump a year ago, started researching customer satisfaction on NewEgg.
Was flabbergasted to see the number of SSDs that were dying in the first year.
Intel and Samsung were the safest bet at that time and so got a Samsung 830 -256Gb. So far, so good.
ga-z77-dh3 (great & cheap O/C'er from Gigabyte)
i2600k/16 gigs Kingson 1600 (OC'ed to 4.5Ghz)
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 + (lapped, smok'in deal, 38C idle, 65C loaded)
MSI GTX 660ti Power Edition
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Re: Intel 525 Series mSATA SSD Performance Roundup

Postby FZ1 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:30 pm

Yeah, the first generation SSDs were crap compared to what is out now. The 830 is a great drive so you are in good shape.
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