Quantcast
 


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
 
Share |

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.
 
 
 

Latest Reviews in Storage
June 18, 2014
Intel's DC P3700 enterprise SSD ushers in the age of NVMe, a new communications standard for SSDs which cuts down on overhead and could drastically improve performance....
May 14, 2014
After numerous revisions and countless updates, Samsung's 840 Pro has gone from an old timer to one of the best SSDs on the market. In this review, we look at the latest "MZ" revision....
May 8, 2014
Plextor's M6e dares to do things differently. It uses an tiny M.2 SSD which is hitching a rid aboard a PCI-E adapter, granting extreme speeds without the need for an M.2 port....