Intel X18-M G1 Benchmarks

The Intel X18-M is a 1.8" version of the 2.5" X25-M SSD. It also uses 3.3V instead of 5V as the power sorce but otherwise Intel claims they perform the same.

I've had my drive for about a month and have installed Windows 7 64-bit and filled the whole drive at one point while unzipping game torrents but it is now has 24GB free. I benchmarked the drive while it was being used to run windows on the P55 sata controller on a Gigabyte P55M-UD4 with an i5 750 processor. I didn't see many other X18-M G1 benchmarks but the drive goes on sale as part of this kit for under $200.

I'm happy. You could build such a massive raid array with these things because they're so thin. You could fit 20 of these in the space of one 3.5" hard drive with the right sata backplanes. I haven't RAIDed yet.
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  1. For our convenience, the image your linked to is available below:

  2. I only have a PATA/ZIF IDE port on my laptop... do you guys know if I can use this drive via a SATA-to-ZIF adapter?
  3. I'm not sure. I think that it uses the standard sata interface so the only problem would be that it only uses 3.3V. If the adapter only provided 5V then that would be a problem. A standard SATA power cable provides the necessary 3.3V.
  4. I just bought a X18-M SSD in the Dane Elec Kit From Newegg and my benchmarks aren't anywhere near as fast as yours. Any thoughts on what might me wrong?

    My computer is a Core 2 Duo Lenovo X61 laptop.


    http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/7291/x18atto.jpg

    http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/6627/asssdbenchintelssdsa1mh.png
  5. Your laptop uses the older Santa Rosa motherboard platform because of its age an it only supports 150Mbps transfer speeds and there is no way around it. The results seam acceptable otherwise so there will still be almost all of the performance advantages over a HDD. It's as fast as that laptop can go so you know you have the "fastest" hard disk possible in the system. I use an x40, to bad it doesn't have SATA. I use a compact flash card as the boot drive instead.
  6. 93.6MB/s random read with 64 queued I/O's. Didn't even know Intel went that high. :D
  7. Aww I see, thanks for the info.

    Now I need to figure out why my X25-M is only hitting 180 MB/s (on my i5 Desktop).

    Zink said:
    Your laptop uses the older Santa Rosa motherboard platform because of its age an it only supports 150Mbps transfer speeds and there is no way around it. The results seam acceptable otherwise so there will still be almost all of the performance advantages over a HDD. It's as fast as that laptop can go so you know you have the "fastest" hard disk possible in the system. I use an x40, to bad it doesn't have SATA. I use a compact flash card as the boot drive instead.
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