Crucial M225 256GB review
A huge SSD that’s blazingly fast in every category
Review Date: 12 Apr 2010
Reviewed By: Darien Graham-Smith
Price when reviewed: £420 (£494 inc VAT)
Features & Design
Value for Money
Does it support Trim?
By jmiii on 13 Apr 2010
Good point. Yes, it supports TRIM. Thanks for the comment - I'll update the review to make that clear!
By DarienGS on 13 Apr 2010
Physical form factor?
Thanks for the review of something of a watershed product. Still too pricey for me though!
I assume from the picture it's 2.5". My laptop takes 1.8" drives but just thought I'd check.
By Cantabrian on 13 Apr 2010
Possibly silly question - is this a SATA 2 or 3 drive? Would this make any difference to performance anyway?
By piphil on 14 Apr 2010
SSDs would make a good topic for a full Article
This particular drive whilst relatively economical by SSC standards is very far from leading-edge.
It uses the Indillix Barefoot controller which was the best of the older generation drives, but is now a little out of date (read "slow").
As per my title a thorough review of the current "state of the art" with SSDs would make a great PcPro article!
By wittgenfrog on 14 Apr 2010
I agree entirely... check out issue 188 of PC Pro, on sale tomorrow, in which I put 18 models to the test!
(And for the record, to answer an earlier comment, this is a SATA/300 drive.)
By DarienGS on 14 Apr 2010
@DarienGS - BAH!!! HUMBUG, and where's my subscription copy got to!
By wittgenfrog on 14 Apr 2010
Intel X25 80GB
Regarding performance, how does it compare to the Intel X25 80GB? Recently I put such a disk in a SMB server, result is interesting but not marvelous.
By fleboutte on 15 Apr 2010
How about reviewing the new Crucial RealSSD C300 SATA 6 drive?
By boriscr on 15 Apr 2010
Anyone interested in an SSD should read the articles at Anandtech.com. There is some very good in-depth information regarding the various controllers, and how they affect performance.
By Ex_Sailor on 18 Apr 2010
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