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Kingston SSDNow M Series SNM125-S2/80GB 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 80GB
  • SATA II
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Learn more about the Kingston Technology Corp. SNM125-S2/80GB

General

Brand
Kingston
Series
SSDNow M Series
Model
SNM125-S2/80GB
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
80GB
Memory Components
MLC
Interface
SATA II

Performance

Sustained Sequential Read
Up to 250MBps
Sustained Sequential Write
Up to 70MBps


MTBF
1,200,000 hours

Features

Features
Intel X25-M SATA Solid-State Drive

Durable - no moving mechanical parts, enabling the SSD to handle rougher conditions

Reliable - low write amplification and unique wear-leveling design mean the drives will last longer

Advanced Architecture - 10 parallel channel architecture

Environmental

Power Consumption (Idle)
75mW TYP
Power Consumption (Active)
150mW TYP
Max Shock Resistance
1,500 G / 0.5 msec
Max Vibration Resistance
Operating: 2.17 G (5-700 Hz)
Non-operating: 3.13 G (5-800 Hz)

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  • Jason W.
  • 3/9/2010 7:45:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGen 2 Intel, not Gen 1

Pros: This drive is blazing quick and well worth every penny. #1 upgrade for your computer in my opinion. This is not a Gen 1 intel drive though, it is a Gen 2. BIOS and Windows 7 both recognize it as an intel SSDSA2M080G2xx drive. I don't know if it supports TRIM, but supposedly you can flash it with the intel firmware. I haven't tried it, because TRIM is essentially just a garbage collection that improves the lifespan of the drive.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Flash with Intel firmware at your own risk. I haven't done it to mine so I don't know for sure if it works. Reports are that it does though.

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  • Joshua D.
  • 9/29/2009 6:44:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis is an Intel X25M SSD (G1)

Pros: Super fast access time @ 0.1ms. Windows 7 loads in about 8 seconds flat and that is at the desktop waiting on me to do something! Shutdown times are almost instantaneous. Running with my i5 @4GHz this baby screams!

Cons: Very easy to setup and locate around the case. Buy some velcro (sp) strips to secure it to your case. This thing is so light that is only needs a little sticky tape or velcro to secure.

Other Thoughts: This SSD feels faster than my 4x raptor Raid 0 array. Throughput is about 230MB/s with this and I got 290 with my raptors, but the access time more than makes up for this difference. I thought I would need to raid 0 two of these drives together but no, the speed of a single disk is more than adequate. I believe this is the G1 version of the Intel X25, but it is still faster than the OCZ (non SLC/extreme) drive. Only second to the Intel G2 and not by much.

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  • Michael M.
  • 9/15/2009 6:03:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSupurb!

Pros: Very fast and seems to be realialble. Takes up very little space in my desktop (XPS420) Boots in about 15 Seconds on this 80 GB version and eisily holds Office 2007 and other favorite programs. Using a Raided 1 with 1 TB mechanical drives for data storagel. I bought another one, to put in my laptop with great results.

Cons: I'm not excactly sure because I was so surprised, but lately, they have gone up in price by about $100.0. Oh well, these will do for now, and eventuatly, the price per GB will come done.

Other Thoughts: Cool, quiet, efficient, can't get enough of them. I have had no slow downs or studders, They are made by Intel and the -M- series is impressive.

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  • Russell P.
  • 1/28/2009 9:36:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsVERY Impressive Drive

Pros: I have had several different SSD drives & finally got this one on a demo from Kingston. I must say that I was ready to give up on SSD altogether! On my brand new Lenovo x200 laptop with a 7.2k SATA drive, from the time I swiped my finger to login to the time that all of my Outlook emails updated & start-up programs were up was about 3-5 minutes. Once I mirrored that drive over to this SSD, I am now 100% functional after 8-10 seconds of swiping my finger!

The main problem I had before was with indexing, at this time, I am running Windows Search index (2gb index file) AND Xobni Index (500mb index file) without seeing any slowness. Programs that would take 10-15 seconds to launch before (adobe etc) now launch in less than 2 seconds!

This upgrade provides more efficiency than going from a 5 year old computer to a new one!

Cons: It is still a bit on the small side (80gb) & the price (399 after rebate) is still too high to deploy.

Other Thoughts: Once the prices come down, I can foresee switching out all of my company's PCs/Laptops to these drives for performance & reliability.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/16/2009 11:30:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsIdentical to Intel X25-M but less expensive

Pros: Identical to the 80GB Intel X25-M at a lower price point.

Cons: Still more expensive than other MLC drives.

Other Thoughts: This drive is identical to the Intel X25-M. Kingston even posts the Intel X25-M spec sheet on their site as the spec sheet for this item, proving that they did nothing but slap a new label on it.

You'd be a fool to pay more for the Intel drive.

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