This changed when we shifted our focus to tests which used random and small transfer requests which are seen more in the real-world… unless you only copy large files. Refer to Datasheet for formal definitions of product properties and features. Allows for delivery and returns. Before the XM was released, all of the multi-level cell MLC drives were the same piece of hardware, but with a different company logo on it. Retrieved January 26,

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This drive is pulled from a new system and is tested and cleared.

Archived copy as title All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from September Around Mayrumors and various leaks about a possible mainstream affordable SSD released by Intel surfaced.

Thank you for your feedback. Speed with which the SSD is able to retrieve data from arbitrary locations in the memory, across the entire span of the drive. Your comments have been sent. Below in our StorageMark benchmarks we address this with traces under real-world situations.

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As we test with smaller random transfer sizes we see the strengths of the Intel SSD. The XM is intsl ahead in random 4K read speed but blows the other drives out of the water when it comes to 4K random write speed. In our HTPC test we include: Still in great working condition just not using it anymore.


The Intel XM is very easy to take apart after removing four Phillips head screws. Speed with which the device is able to retrieve data that forms one contiguous, ordered block of data.

The SSD was a multi-level-cell solid-state drive available in a 2. This means that users who bought the drive with this firmware had to do the following until the next firmware update: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Listing of these RCP does not constitute a formal pricing offer from Intel. No one is EVER ignored! If it ran ihtel of good blocks to write nearing the end of the drive’s lifespanthe SSD will write to this additional space on the drive.

Intel® SSD XM Series (80GB, in SATA 3Gb/s, 34nm, MLC) Product Specifications

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Now for the average user you might be asking when your drive could ever be stressed to the point of these tests. Operating Vibration indicates the tested capability of the SSD to withstand the reported vibration in the operating state and remain functional.


Intel XM G2: Dissected and Performance Preview

However, a blog said it was quietly sold on Taobaoa Chinese eBay -esque website. Allows for delivery and returns. Two bugs with intek firmware on the XM G2 were fixed. The Hard Drive may need to be formatted and partitioned.

Intel® SSD X25-M Series

Intel refused to release any trim-supporting firmware for the first generation G. This gives the drive more space to reuse, and reduces performance loss over time. Your personal information will be used to respond to this inquiry only. Please refer to the Launch Date for market availability. Case durability is excellent and besides the SATA connector you could probably toss this drive at a wall and cause more damage to the wall than the Jntel.