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8.2 out of 10

Intel 320-series (SSDSA2CW)

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Overall 7
7.0

Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW300G310 2.5" 300GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Brown Box

ExcaliberPC
15 February 2014
Overall 8
7.5

Intel 320 Series SSD 300 GB

techPowerUp!
14 October 2011
  • Summary: Intel's 320 Series SSD is best compared to the last generation Sandforce SF-1200 drives. The drive offers slightly better performance at a similar price point, but this is not enough to compete with Sandforce's latest SF-2200 controller. One reason is the old Intel SSD controller, another is the lack of support for the new SATA 6 Gbps interface.
  • Pros: 5 year warranty, Free SSD Migration software available from Intel's website, Supports TRIM, Nice looking, rugged metal case
  • Cons: Reliability issues, Only average performance, No support for SATA 6 Gbps, High price
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Overall 9
8.8
Value for money 8
8.0
Performance 9
9.0
Construction 10
9.5
Functionality 9
8.8
Appearance 9
8.8

Intel SSD 320 Series Solid State Drive

Benchmark Reviews
20 August 2011
  • Conclusion: IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are considered, there are often times unforeseen market conditions and manufacturer changes which occur after publication that could render our rating obsolete.
  • Pros: Capacities available from 40GB-600GB, Delivers nearly 20K IOMeter IOPS performance, Outstanding 283/175 MBps read/write speed with ATTO, Built-in 128-bit AES data encryption, Enhanced power-loss data protection, 5-Year Intel product warranty support, Lightweight compact storage solution, Resistant to extreme shock impact, Low power consumption may extend battery life
  • Cons: Faster current-generation SSDs exist
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Overall 7
7.0

Intel SSD 320 Series (300GB)

PC Magazine
7 August 2011
  • Conclusion: The successor to Intel's popular and powerful X25-M, the 300GB SSD 320 Series solid-state drive is a strong performer with some useful features—but its support for slower SATA II makes it seem a little old-fashioned in 2011.
  • Pros: Increased security features. Inexpensive compared with other recent drives.
  • Cons: Lacks support for 6Gbps SATA.
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Overall 9
9.0

Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD Review

maximum pc
12 July 2011
  • Summary: If you have native 6Gb/s SATA and have to have the fastest drive you can get, the Intel 320 Series isn’t for you. You’re better off with the OCZ Vertex 3 or another SF-2281-powered drive. But for the many, many people still rocking 3Gb/s SATA, the Intel 320 series offers performance near the top of that particular heap, plus Intel’s vaunted reliability, at a very attractive price point.
  • Pros: Competitive read/write performance; good pricing; robust.
  • Cons: Limited by 3Gb/s SATA; late to the game; random-write IOPS lag behind leaders.
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Intel 320 Series SSD 160 GB Review

Hardware Secrets
22 June 2011
  • Summary: Overall, we would say that the Intel SSD 320 Series 160 GB performed very well in our tests, even though the comparison drives performed better in a couple of them. This surprised us a little, as the Intel unit has a significantly lower maximum write speed than the two comparison drives. Of course, the lower maximum write speed of the Intel drive did let it down in the sequential write tests.
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Expert Review

funkykit.com
20 June 2011
  • Conclusion: I have to say ... the Intel SSD 320 Series wasn't bad at all. In fact, I was uniquely surprised to see how well the 320 Series actually performed when compared against other SSDs in its class. Looking at the results from the Everest Disk Test, the best results of course was produced by the faster Intel 510 Series...  but the 320 Series didn't do too bad neither.
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Overall 9
8.5

Intel 320 Series 120GB SSD Review

itshootout.com
2 June 2011
  • Summary: Overall the Intel 320 is an easy drive to recommend. It may lack the headline grabbing sequential transfer rates of the 510 series, but in other respects the drive is a match for its more illustrious and expensive stable mate. As with other Marvell based drives, the 510 series scales with capacity, so the 250GB version of that drive is considerably faster.
  • Pros: - Amazing small file read performance, - Useful bundle of accessories, - Great software toolbox, - Peerless compatibility and reliability
  • Cons: - Performance of the latest SandForce drives is far higher
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Overall 9
9.0

Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD Review

maximum pc
9 May 2011
  • Summary: If you have native 6Gb/s SATA and have to have the fastest drive you can get, the Intel 320 Series isn’t for you. You’re better off with the OCZ Vertex 3 or another SF-2281-powered drive. But for the many, many people still rocking 3Gb/s SATA, the Intel 320 series offers performance near the top of that particular heap, plus Intel’s vaunted reliability, at a very attractive price point.
  • Pros: Competitive read/write performance; good pricing; robust.
  • Cons: Limited by 3Gb/s SATA; late to the game; random-write IOPS lag behind leaders.
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Expert Review

hardwareheaven.com
15 April 2011
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