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Intel 310 Series SSD
6.8 out of 10

Intel 310 Series SSD

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Overall 10

Great Little SSD

Richard F., Newegg
8 November 2014
  • Summary: Bought this drive to use as a boot drive, which it performed flawlessly. It is now hosting my primary linux distro+data, while a larger SSD takes care of Windows+data.
  • Pros: Lightning Fast, Doesn't use my HDD bay.
  • Cons: Intel SSD Toolbox isn't Linux compatible.
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Overall 10


Sean L., Newegg
24 January 2013
  • Summary: After fiddling with it and getting repeated horrible performance verified with AS-SSD and hdtach, I did the unthinkable - I "defragged" the drive as a last ditch effort before I re-installed everything, and surprisingly it worked.
  • Pros: SSD responsiveness, reliable - no faults. Intel SSD toolbox lets you run trim as required. mSATA lets me utilize the otherwise unused connector on my laptop. Makes a fine boot drive and made my laptop much more responsive.
  • Cons: TRIM didn't seem to work and the drive was slowing down even though I tried to clear out enough space (about 15GB of the 70ish available) for it to work with. It's still not the fastest drive even when at top speed.
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Overall 4


Michael P., Newegg
7 July 2012
  • Summary: If you are going to use this as a cache on a motherboard to increase boot times save your money and just buy a good SSD. These are expensive for the storage you are getting.
  • Pros: Used this as a cache to some hard drives with the Intel Rapid Start on a motherboard.
  • Cons: Very slow reads and writes.
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Overall 10


Arthur T., Newegg
6 July 2012
  • Summary: This thing may not be the fastest SSD on the market, but it's still a huge improvement over any spinning platter. I get boot times under 15 seconds, then it takes another 5 seconds to be on Newegg, or some other site. I use a ThinkPad Edge E420s and it has a mSATA/PCI mini slot that I put this in.
  • Pros: -Fast -Small -Quiet -Cool (temp)
  • Cons: -Not free (?)
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Overall 10

Fast and Reliable.

Wen G., Newegg
5 July 2012
  • Pros: This drive is quit fast and reliable. I'm using in SRT mode and there is a noticeable difference in speed. I got this after I got a ocz nocti drive kept freezing while I was running my PC. I even have 11 GB of spare space left.
  • Cons: It will one day fail :(
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Overall 8

Make sure you have a mSata port to use!

Colin B., Newegg
24 January 2012
  • Summary: I bought this to pop inside a new motherboard to use as READ/WRITE intel smart response, not realizing that only a few specific motherboards allow mSata mini pci-e SSD chips. Had to buy a msata to sata adapter for 20 bucks so i can hook it up to my media center mini-itx motherboard
  • Pros: cheap small
  • Cons: almost no mobo can fit it
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Overall 6

8MB Bug

yiu l., Newegg
24 December 2011
  • Pros: Its a SSD
  • Cons: Intel continues having issues with 8mb bug. Symptoms of this bug only 8mb usable space. Serial number of msata or hard drive wiped away. System will randomly detect drive is available in system. Before using any Intel ssd I confirm the drive is running latest and greatest firmware. Even after con...
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Overall 10

mSata review with x220

David K., Newegg
13 December 2011
  • Summary: If you are considering a mSata to pair with the mechanical internal hard drive, you should not hesitate to make this purchase.
  • Pros: Overall, the mSata has been a great upgrade for my ThinkPad x220. It is definitely faster than the HDD and loads Windows and applications very quickly, which is the reason why I made the purchase. I haven't had any installation (which was easy) or other technical problems that some users have exp...
  • Cons: I chose the Intel 80GB version because I read that it was reliable. However, I wish I had about 40 GB more to play with. I still have 19GB available after installing Win 7 and apps, but I always would like more space if possible.
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Overall 10

Intel 310 Series 80GB mSATA

Jonathan B., Newegg
25 November 2011
  • Summary: Didnt install itself since it was a pain to just open up the case on the Acer, but with a little patience and a couple plastic knives I was able to do it without messing up the back shell of the tablet.
  • Pros: Installed the drive in a Acer Iconia W500 to replace the 32gb drive that was in there. Now I can run Win7 Pro, Win8 Dev Preview without a problem.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10

Easy to install on Gigabyte Z68-UD3

alexander P., Newegg
25 October 2011
  • Summary: Be mindful when ordering SSDs. I ordered a different size and it did not fit. This was actually recommended from tom's hardware site.
  • Pros: Plug and play - nothing special to do. BIOS identified it immediately. Came with program for computer to ID it via formatting it.
  • Cons: Be careful with the packaging when it arrives. Only comes in a soft plastic with it be difficult to pop out.
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