Intel X25-M MBP installed & benchmarked?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 617, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. 617 macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2003
    Has anybody installed the 2nd gen x25-M installed in a last gen 13 inch MBP, does it fit sizewise, and if how does it perform benchmarkwise?

  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020


    Feb 8, 2008
    The last gen of MBP's can reportedly fit 500GB drives, so I'm certain than an Intel SSD will fit.
    Not to mention the new Intel SSDs are made with a smaller manufacturing process, so if anything, they would be smaller than the last generation.
  3. isaaclimdc macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    i want to know as well! but that price point is just killing me
  4. danbt79 macrumors member


    Apr 9, 2009
    United Kingdom
    I installed one of these in my Unibody 2.4Ghz Macbook on Tuesday. (Ok, this is the Pro forum, but c'mon that's a 13" pro basically!)

    I've benchmarked in GeekBench 64bit and scored a 3731 - but I don't know what it scored before I installed the drive!

    Bear in mind, that was after cloning my original boot drive, so it's not a clean install of Leopard - I'll be doing that in September for Snow Leopard. Not sure if that makes a difference though.

    I'll say now that the speed is frickin' awesome! Anything else I can benchmark it with for you?
  5. 617 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2003

    xbench is the one I am aware of that tests random reads and writes, even many say it's crap, a lot of people use it, so it would be great to compare...

    is it the 2nd gen X25-M?
  6. danbt79 macrumors member


    Apr 9, 2009
    United Kingdom
    Yes it's the 2nd Gen - all silver, not black with G2 in the serial number. It's the 160Gb version. Downloading Xbench now.....
  7. danbt79 macrumors member


    Apr 9, 2009
    United Kingdom
    I've already got Xbench installed - how did I forget that!
    I scored 204.42 - here's the all important disk section:

    Results 204.42
    Disk Test 244.50
    Sequential 157.68
    Uncached Write 127.38 78.21 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 132.50 74.97 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 133.19 38.98 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 406.24 204.17 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 543.99
    Uncached Write 658.21 69.68 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 245.50 78.59 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 1367.26 9.69 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 971.69 180.30 MB/sec [256K blocks]
  8. norsemen macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2007
    Got my X-25M G2 this morning and installed it on my new MBP 13 2.53.

    I´ve not upgraded the EFI 1.7 firmware, so the results are with the SATA-150 interface. Still pretty good, right?

    Results: 205.98
    Disk Test: 200.18	
    Sequential: 127.85	
    Uncached Write: 110.86 68.07 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write: 110.43 62.48 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read: 109.69	32.10 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read: 244.31	122.79 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random: 460.96	
    Uncached Write: 569.55 60.29 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write: 216.27 69.24 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read: 1484.99 10.52 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read: 615.52 114.21 MB/sec [256K blocks]
  9. norsemen macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2007
    And the results after doing the famous EFI firmware 1.7 update. Fingers cross, all seems to be working well.

    Result: 212.92
    Disk Test	249.75	
    	Sequential	161.18	
    		Uncached Write	139.81	85.84 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    		Uncached Write	137.50	77.80 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    		Uncached Read	125.87	36.84 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    		Uncached Read	408.77	205.45 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    	Random	554.34	
    		Uncached Write	658.66	69.73 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    		Uncached Write	251.20	80.42 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    		Uncached Read	1442.29	10.22 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    		Uncached Read	977.26	181.34 MB/sec [256K blocks]
  10. kasakka macrumors 68020

    Oct 25, 2008
    Samsung Spinpoint T166 500GB regular 3.5" hard drive results for comparison:

    Disk Test          50.60    
        Sequential    117.85    
            Uncached Write    151.59   93.07 MB/sec [4K blocks]
            Uncached Write    139.29   78.81 MB/sec [256K blocks]
            Uncached Read     74.51    21.81 MB/sec [4K blocks]
            Uncached Read     148.28   74.53 MB/sec [256K blocks]
        Random         32.21    
            Uncached Write    10.08    1.07 MB/sec [4K blocks]
            Uncached Write    144.92   46.39 MB/sec [256K blocks]
            Uncached Read     89.52    0.63 MB/sec [4K blocks]
            Uncached Read     144.93   26.89 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    It seems that the Intel X-25M totally trounces the ol' HDD in the random read/write tests but sequential writes are about the same and sequential reads are somewhat faster for 4K blocks and a lot faster for 256K. The T166 isn't even the fastest of the 7200 RPM drives, my 1TB Spinpoint F1 is a bit faster but it's my Windows drive.

    PS. If you're going to post XBench results, wrap them in the code tags (the button that has the # icon) for better readability.
  11. norsemen macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2007
    The firmware issue is not affecting the OSX at all, so it´s unfortunate that not more are able to use the new G2.

    It´s blazing fast, boot clocks at 18 seconds from pressing the power button to ready to go. I´m sure I´m able to trim a couple of seconds more later.

    Applications launches immediately. Word uses about 2 seconds to launch.

    The best upgrade by far I have ever done on a machine. I highly recommend it to everbody!:)

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