Crucial M225 128GB

Introduction

Crucial M225 128GB SSD


Introduction
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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
Capacity128GB
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

07-01-2010, 07:38:21

kyle9600
Looks good nice consistent speeds compared to some i have seenQuote

07-01-2010, 08:47:24

Rastalovich
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

07-01-2010, 09:38:59

Luigi
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Rastalovich'
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.
Lets hope the prices fall- but the main cost is all the NAND, which is the problem

As for the graphs- The crucial was tested in a notebook, so it can't really be compared with all the other SSD's which were tested on a desktop IIRC.Quote

07-01-2010, 10:42:02

Rastalovich
For me, the costing is merely "what can we get away with". I understand sourcing and practical supply/demand studies, but in practice it rarely seems to be the case.

Gonna copyright that phrase one of these days. wcwgaw ?Quote

07-01-2010, 14:17:24

VonBlade
Huh? Considering it's basically memory chips and a controller, try and get 128GB of RAM for £300 and let me know how you get on.

Really, they're quite cheap.Quote
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