Intel X25-M MBP installed & benchmarked?

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

  1. 617 macrumors newbie

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    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?

    THANK YOU
     
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    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

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    i want to know as well! but that price point is just killing me
     
  4. danbt79 macrumors member

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    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

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    xbench?

    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...

    http://www.xbench.com/

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

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    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

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    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
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    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

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    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?

    Code:
    Results: 205.98
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    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

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

    Code:
    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 68000

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    Samsung Spinpoint T166 500GB regular 3.5" hard drive results for comparison:

    Code:
    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

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    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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