Crucial M225 128GB


Crucial M225 128GB SSD

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Crucial have been in memory business for a long time and it's only natural for them to have been one of the first companies who provided solid state drives for the home user. Today we will be looking at their M225 128GB SSD which is designed as a large capacity notebook replacement storage solution. 

As we're all aware by now a Solid State Drive (SSD) is the number one performance enhancing upgrade you can purchase. Nowhere is this more true than in notebooks where not only do they need every bit of performance assistance they can get, but also any improvement in battery life allows for more productivity. So does the Crucial M225 deliver? 

Specifications The Crucial webpage for this particular drive has a very limited specifications page, although it covers most of the details that the average purchaser would be interested in.  

Series Name
Crucial M225 Solid-State Drive
Internal Cache64MB DRAM
Performance 250MB/s READ, 190MB/s WRITE
NAND Flash ComponentsMulti-Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash Memory
InterfaceSerial ATA 3.0Gb/s (SATA)
Form Factor 2.5" (100.20 mm x 69.85 mm x 9.50 mm)


Heady numbers indeed. Hopefully the small amount of cache relative to other SSDs we've tested recently wont lead to the infamous stuttering problems. Of course there is only one way to find out, but firstly let's take a look at the packaging. 

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Most Recent Comments

05-01-2010, 23:12:45

We take a look at the Crucial M225 128GB Solid State drive. Marketed as a notebook upgrade does this mean it cant cut it with the big boys? Vonblade takes a look to find out.

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07-01-2010, 07:38:21

Looks good nice consistent speeds compared to some i have seenQuote

07-01-2010, 08:47:24

Great review.

£283 >.<

We're about to be on the crest of drives with controllers capable of bursting over 300mbs as an average, one would hope that they take over the £2/G mantle, whilst the ""slower"" <280mbs existing drives head towards £1.5/G (atleast! ) To that extent, it still doesn't look good.

Think with all the reviews of ssds OC3D has under it's belt, we could throw some comparisons charts together.

Can't mock the performance tho.Quote

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