Reviews and Problems with Intel 320-series (SSDSA2CW)
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20 January 2013
Summary: I one have one SSD like this in my laptop. I have it since more then a year now and it's still really fast. I have recently moved it a newer computer and it's even faster. Intel do really good SSD if you can afford them. I would recommend the samsung 840 pro if I was to buy today, but Intel is still one of the leader in that market.
Summary: I bought one of these for a family members computer a few months ago, and another for myself the other day. So far no problems with either, seem to boot faster than some of my older OCZ Agility SSD's.
Summary: Intel SSD are more expensive than other branded SSDs, and are also slowers in benchmark. BUT, Intel uses their own branded controller in their 320 SSD series. Other SSD manufacturers uses Marvell, Sandforce, JMicron controllers in their drive, but they are all flawed product. Some have random BSOD, some have deep freeze issue. Intel 320 series are the ONLY SSDs at the moment that to not have any problems.
Pros: Intel branded controller, good firmware, rock solid.
Summary: Just installed this into a Dell Vostro 3750 as the primary drive with Win 7 Pro, I5-2430 and 8 Gb PC3-10600 (1333). Boot up times are counted in mere seconds to the Windows Desktop from cold start. Amazing. The Intel Migration software can be downloaded from the Intel website and is very easy to use. Migration from a 500 Gb conventional drive to the 80 Gb SSD was seamless and error less. This drive is fast.
Pros: Fast, easy to install. Intel migration software. Silent. Cool.
Pros: Intel supplied all the components for a hassle free install, including 2.5-3.5" brackets, sata cable, and molex to sata power adaptor, and instructional CD. The also provided the Data Migration software and SSD tune software (which has to be downloaded from their website). The OS migration went without a hitch on my old Dell Dimension 8100 computer. The read/write speed of SATA II is not comparable with those of SATA III, but for my old computer this is not important....
Cons: The price is still little high and the write speed is slow compared to the fast read spead.
Pros: Works great as a W7 boot drive. No issues so far. My computer starts very quickly.
Cons: I have 2x HDD's that are not set up in a raid configuration. When I try to run the intel software SSD optimizer, it tells me that it cant because it detects a raid configuration. That maybe an easy fix for some, but its above my level of understanding.
Cons: You need to do some things to make this type of drive work. You need to set up TRIM. also you need to set up this drive as an AHCI drive. Also , you need to turn ReadyBoost off. You can download a tool that does most of this for you. You do need some know how to install this right. Documentation on the included CD let me down.