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Intel X25-E 32GB SSD

HDTach results

Website: HD Tach 3.0

HD Tach

Burst Speed

  • Intel X25-M 80GB SSD
  • Intel X25-E 32GB SSD
  • Samsung SpinPoint F1 1TB
  • Seagate 250GB 7200.10
  • G.Skill 128GB SSD
  • Patriot Warp V.2 128GB SSD
  • Western Digital 150GB 10,000RPM Raptor
  • Seagate 1TB 7200.11
    • 259.9
    • 259.3
    • 234.6
    • 232.8
    • 176.0
    • 175.0
    • 134.0
    • 131.0
0
50
100
150
200
250
MB/s (higher is better)
  • Speed (MB/s)

As they share the same excellent 16MB Samsung cache chip, the X25-M and X25-E have very comparable burst speed. However, Burst speed is almost always cache rather than drive dependant, as evidenced here by the cheap 250GB Seagate drive's high speed thanks a dedicated cache - something that the cheaper SSDs lack.

HD Tach

Average Read

  • Intel X25-M 80GB SSD
  • Intel X25-E 32GB SSD
  • G.Skill 128GB SSD
  • Patriot Warp V.2 128GB SSD
  • Samsung SpinPoint F1 1TB
  • Seagate 1TB 7200.11
  • Seagate 250GB 7200.10
  • Western Digital 150GB 10,000RPM Raptor
    • 237.1
    • 230.0
    • 142.5
    • 140.0
    • 92.8
    • 91.1
    • 89.6
    • 82.1
0
50
100
150
200
250
MB/s (higher is better)
  • Speed (MB/s

Again, average read for the X25-E is very comparable to the X25-M, as both share the same Intel developed disk controller chip, delivering blisteringly fast read speeds over the full drive capacity.

HD Tach

Random Access Time

  • Intel X25-M 80GB SSD
  • Intel X25-E 32GB SSD
  • Patriot Warp V.2 128GB SSD
  • G.Skill 128GB SSD
  • Western Digital 150GB 10,000RPM Raptor
  • Seagate 1TB 7200.11
  • Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB
  • Seagate 250GB 7200.10
    • 0.1
    • 0.1
    • 0.2
    • 0.2
    • 7.8
    • 12.5
    • 13.5
    • 15.1
0
3
5.5
8
10.5
13
15.5
m/s - less is better
  • Time (milliseconds)

And again, response time is predictably fast, especially in comparison to mechanical drives. Like the X25-M, the X25-E delivers response times of just 0.1ms.