Intel 525 Series 120GB & 180GB mSATA SSD Review

Author: AkG
Date: May 6, 2013
Product Name: 525 Series 120GB / 180GB SSD
Part Number: SSDMCEAC120A301 / SSDMCEAC180A301
Warranty: 3 Years
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Read Bandwidth

For this benchmark, HDTach was used. It shows the potential read speed which you are likely to experience with these hard drives. The long test was run to give a slightly more accurate picture. We donít put much stock in Burst speed readings and thus we no longer included it. The most important number is the Average Speed number. This number will tell you what to expect from a given drive in normal, day to day operations. The higher the average the faster your entire system will seem.

Write Performance

For this benchmark HD Tune Pro was used. To run the write benchmark on a drive, you must first remove all partitions from that drive and then and only then will it allow you to run this test. Unlike some other benchmarking utilities the HD Tune Pro writes across the full area of the drive, thus it easily shows any weakness a drive may have.

Intel's 120GB and 180GB 525 Series drives have very good sequential read and write performance. This has never been an area of concern for mSATA drives but hopefully it is a sign of things to come.

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