|The Intel X25-E 32 GB SSD internal hard drive is light in weight and saves power. This 2.5-inch Intel internal hard drive boasts flash memory, which dramatically boosts the reading and writing speeds of the hard drive. This 32 GB Intel hard drive boots your OS faster and loads applications with speed. The Intel X25-E 32 GB SSD internal hard drive’s faster average seek time generates low noise and vibrations. Connecting via a SATA 2 port, this Intel internal hard drive provides fast data transfer rates. This Intel hard drive can be installed in any Windows or Macintosh PC.|
|UPC||0735858204927, 735858202848, 735858204927|
|Buffer Size||16 MB|
|Hard Drive Type||SSD (Solid State Drive)|
|Interface||SATA I, Serial ATA|
|External Data Transfer Rate||300 Mbps|
|Seek Time||75 ms|
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It is quite hard to get brand new Intel X25-E drives these days, and I have to say the are the best SLC drives ever at a good price/GB figure.
Yes, they are small - 32GB is not sufficient to be even meaningful to hold the OS of a decent system. However, the mystery behind these drives is, they are enterprise level SLC SSD drives.
I have 12 of these new drives (spent over 1 year to collect all of them!), and they are now running in RAID 0. They do not have TRIM but RAID does not support TRIM at the moment as well (at least on my Dell PERC H700). The most exciting thing about these drives is, it is extremely durable:
- 1PB host write per drive (so I have 12PB [12,000 TB] host write to push my SSDs to death)
- 50nm chip (larger the chip, more robust and durable)
- Aggressive GC (compensating missing TRIM)
250MB/s read and 170MB/s write are still somewhat decent performance, and having 12 of them in RAID-0 has actually saturated my poor Dell PERC H700. If you take a look at those SLC drives in the market which has the same amount of space (384 GB), and same speed (1700MB/s read, 1500MB/s write, 160,000 4K IOPS, my Dell PERC H700 bottleneck'ed!) as my array, they cost lot more that my configuration!
And most important - I do not need to worry about my usage pattern. I can just use the array like an mechanical drive! 12PB host write means the array may still be in excellent condition when I decommission it. Defraging the array is something I like to do (believe or not, it does speed up the performance, just trading your SSD lifespan off), once per month :)
You certainly get what you paid for. With two of these in Raid 0 on a CISCO SAS3081e-r raid controller card it literally took 4 minutes for windows to copy its install files, extract them, reboot the computer twice and go on with installation. If you plan on raiding these cards watch out, your motherboard controller may not be able to utilize them to their full potential.
No problems whatsoever here, and 3 year warranty is pretty good. Nice job Intel!