The firmware and flash memory are different, of course, as the x25e is based on fast slc flash memory chips, while the x25m incorporates cheaper mlc flash. Good news, users of intel x25m and x18m solidstate drives. How enabling a drive password affects firmware updating. Given the firms expertise in both storage controller design and semiconductor fabrication. Just thought i would pass this on that intel released new firmware for ssds. Intel x25m g2 80gb postville ssd solid state drive unboxing linus tech tips. Now you have to get the firmware from your computer to the x25. Intel x25m g2 80gb postville ssd solid state drive unboxing linus tech tips duration. The drive also uses 256kb worth of cache to improve write performance. Intel x25m ssd firmware update boosts write speeds 40%.
The intel x25m mainstream 80gb is a competitively priced ssd that offers excellent performance. Today, we take a look at the performance of a pair of. Review intel has updated the firmware for its four models of mainstream solidstate drives, the 80gb and 160gb 1. Intels downloadsupport page doesnt tell you how to know if your ssd has the latest firmware or not. After the company flat out denied allegations brought forth by pc perspective earlier this year, it has now quietly pushed out a v1. Intel issues firmware update for ailing x18m and x25m. Advanced programmable interrupt controller cache acceleration software.
Intel releases new firmware for x18m, x25m and x25v. Do not revert back to an earlier version of software after loading v0. The x25m is a sata ii hard drive with a capacity of 80 gb. Ive got a ultradrive and a new intel x25m postville 80gb so im. This firmware revision contains continuous improvement optimizations intended to provide the best possible user experience with the intel ssd. The firmware update applies to intels x25m and x18m solid state drives. Nonetheless, intel has now backtracked on this position and released a firmware update that apparently fixes the issue. The x25m booted under loaded conditions every piece of software and all drivers needed to run the system in just 1. The flash file rom also helps you to repair the mobile device, if it is facing any software issue, bootloop issue, imei issue, or dead issue. Intel 40 gb x25v value sata ii mlc solidstate drive retail box ssdsa2mp040g2r5. Intel x25m solidstate drive firmware update the register. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the intel x25m 80gb performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.
It requires a blank cd, cd burning software, and a readwriteable cdrom drive. Intel then released its x25 series of ssds which consisted of three different drives. The higher end intel ssdsa2m160g2gc 160gb drive or x25m g2 160gb can also be. The intel x25m was a line of serial ata interface solidstate drives or ssds developed by. Just ordered intel x25m 160gb, how do i find out if it has the latest firmware v1. The x25m was released in an 80gb capacity with 50 nm nand flash memory in a 2. When i stripped some of the excess out of the startup, boot time. Dieser artikel enthalt detailinformationen zu intel x25m g2 postville ssds. I own this and the intel 80gb g2 ssd, and, yes, the 40gb is. The letter after each name stands for value, mainstream, and extreme respectively. Xblue server x25 or x50 xblue voice processor automated attendant prompts xblue ip telephone important notes. Intel has just released a new firmware for its x18m, x25m and x25v solid state drives with 34nm nand flash, the new update promising to resolve various issues. The x25m was released in an 80gb capacity with 50 nm nand flash. The major impact is well known at this point, the intel x25v 40gb drives have poor sequential write performance that is approximately half that of the intel x25m 80gb.
It has almost been a year since i wrote about the future of computing and how i thought that it was all about solid state drives this was before i became infatuated with the cloud. Intel x25m 160gb firmware and toolbox macrumors forums. It uses a 30 gb or 80 gb 4200 rpm ata66 hard drive, capable of supporting up to 7,500 songs or up to 20,000 songs in 128kbps aac format or up to 40 hours of video or up to 100 hours of video, respectively. It can simultaneously display 3 separate functions onscreen and is rugged, reliable, easytouse, and offers iso compatibility. Ideal for small businesses that want to take full advantage of their company network and voip technology. Intel has released a firmware update that addresses and apparently resolves a performance problem caused by. I consider myself to be somewhat text savvy and using software i was able to get my old files off of the ssd but try as i may i could not get the drive to format and in a usable state again. The x25 features the same farmerfriendly onscreen navigation menus, draganddrop miniviews and user configurable dashboard as its bigger sibling, the x30.
Inf are driver files so you can connect the x25 in dfu device firmware update mode. The 64gb model of the x25e actually has 80gb of raw nand flash capacity. Its intels new x25m 80gb ssd and it is among the fastest consumeraimed ssds out right now. I still dont understand why you dont use the trim software from ocz. How to fix your zune restore and update feb 20172019. A mac with an intel x25 series ssd may not be able to boot after installing os x 10. Intel rapid storage technology intel rst user interface and driver. Of course, with two x25vs in raid 0, write speed is essentially doubled and read speed goes well beyond a single drive. The mlc nand technology delivers high capacity, but traditionally it. Aimed for mobile and desktop clients it can breathe new life into an older system or make a cutting. We just received our office use 8662 last week and it did not have this update. Qmobile x25 stock firmware flash file the flash file will help you to upgrade, downgrade, or reinstall the stock firmware os on your mobile device.
Intels secondgeneration x25m solidstate drive the tech report. My x25m g1 80gb has once again dropped down to under 4mbs for 4k random writes, meaning its gotten fragmented. The apple ipod fifth generation enhanced is a modest revision to the previously released ipod fifth generation. The 160 gb capacity version came out several months. Now native within topcon horizon software, the tool operates as fluidly as having a support rep. The range of scores 95th 5th percentile for the intel x25m 80gb is 27.816 939 468 1221 666 1531 1510 1484 930 974 848 892 478 35 588 829 837 881 169 1526 319 754 1477 800 100 299 1021 1299 719 2 353 471 56 879 1332 108 961 759 768 1364 3 321 1401 51 1269 1018