Application launching is instantaneous but no faster than a cached application. On the second and subsequent fill-volume tests, read and write speed remained all but unchanged, very impressive. For an objective comparison , all hard drive figures shown here are based on partitioning hard drives into a boot volume of In , we are likely to enjoy substantial advances in performance and capacity along with reductions in cost. Please type your message and try again. Installing a solid state drive SSD Page 5:

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Get adequate memory and forget about it: Note that all of the hard drives outperform the XM on sustained write performance.

Except for the DiskTester create-files and read-files tests, the other tests detailed below were performed when booted off the Certain deals may last longer. Understanding Compressible vs Incompressible X25-k Page 3: Site sponsor OWC offers great deals on hard drives and memory. Real-world tasks should be given top priority as far as evaluating performance; benchmarks are useful but do not necessarily reflect real-world performance x5-m specific tasks—and that is what really matters: This is the unit everyone is excited about.

Intel X25-M SSD’s don’t work with Mac OSX 10.8.3

But if you love seeing your application launch in 3 seconds instead of 8 seconds the first timethen SSD is your prescription for happiness. This information intell be learned by watching the Activity Monitor Disk Activity display.


Yet if its write speed matched its read speed, the Finder copy test would take around 34 seconds, or half the time it currently takes. This content has been marked as final. The only caveat as with all SSDs to date is that intensive write use can degrade speed over time, due to internal fragmentation, which might require a reconditioning effort every few months.

After the firwmare update, the X25M achieves a blistering-fast This is a computer translation of the original content. Please type your message and try again. You can not post a blank message.

Intel XM SSD’s don’t work with Mac OSX

The answer is yesbut there are some caveats as to whether the XM will actually make a difference for the tasks you actually perform. Mac OS X is unix, and two commonly-used commands are find and grep. The Intel XM demonstrates the huge potential of solid state disks. The first reboot was not timed, but 2nd and 3rd reboot were averaged for the results here.

It is now a completely blazing fast machine!!! Certain deals may last longer. How long does it take for the drive start to become flow?

These commands bypass the Mac OS X unified buffer cache, so they represent actual drive performance without the benefit of system caching, which closes the performance gap considerably in real-world use on systems with adequate memory. This must be due to its significantly higher transfer speed.


But at a lower price and higher capacity than the XM, and assuming the usual Apple pricing, there is a very good chance that it will not perform as well as the Intel XM reviewed here. After all, a scratch disk means data is being written. Mac Pro users have plenty of drive bays, and so the smaller 80GB ijtel of the XM is ideal for a boot drive in the lower optical bay, see Installing a Solid State Drive. DiskTester bypasses the Mac OS X cache and the figures shown therefore represent actual drive performance independent of caching.

The resulting volume spans the fastest part of the drivewith much improved seek time characteristics also More. Inwe are likely to enjoy substantial advances in performance and capacity along with reductions in cost.

The following DiskTester command used was:. The figures are a good starting place for understanding ingel performance. And there are some downsides, such macc capacity. Installing a solid state drive SSD Page 5: For your convenience, the View links below take you to OWC for specifications.