Being a computer enthusiast in today's faltering economy is tough. While hardware companies are releasing hot new products as quickly as ever, it is difficult to justify a computer upgrade when job security is a growing concern for most people. The environment we currently find ourselves in leads us to streamline our shopping habits and become more frugal with money. Nevertheless, purchasing components that increase productivity still makes a lot of sense. For those looking to improve the performance of their PC, replacing the hard drive with a solid state disk (SSD) is regarded as one of the most beneficial upgrades to be made on any desktop or notebook.
Crucial Technology has recently introduced a new line of SSDs to the market, named the M225 series. Featuring the popular Indilinx Barefoot controller, the M225 SSD we have today boasts 128GB capacity, 64MB cache, 250MB/s read speed, and 190MB/s write speed. And at $330, this drive has a lot to prove. Read on as HardwareLogic puts Crucial's latest SSD through a series of benchmarks to find out if it has what it takes to be your next upgrade.
|Capacity||128 GB |
(64GB, 256GB also available)
| Sequential Read|
|up to 250 MB/s|
up to 190 MB/s
|Dimensions||100.2 x 69.85 x 9.5 mm|