Intel X25-M 160 GB SSD

August 14, 2010

I was too cramped on space on the 64 gig X25-E that I’ve been (very happily) running for 1 1/2 years now on my Lenovo W500 with Windows 7. I dropped $429 for the 160 gig X25-M a couple of weeks ago and I must say, I’m really impressed. I was nervous that it would be slower than the X25-e. Quite the opposite — it’s in fact faster (I’m guessing due to being so full & thus fragmented on the X25-E). I boot to login prompt in 20 seconds instead of 30. Even crazy write operations (such as the copying 40,000 files that make up my local SVN working copy) is a little faster.
I’ve experienced no stuttering — no problems of any kind. If you were hesitating, don’t. I’m very happy with the purchase!