Reviews and Problems with Intel 320-series (SSDSA2CW)
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5 stars for performance, 1 star for failure
Eduard Rozenberg, Amazon
5 June 2012
Summary: The drive failed after 9 months of use inside my Mac Mini 2011. Treated it well, used OS to restart most of the time. When these drives die the data is unrecoverable so keep backups at all times. I had the latest firmware, applied it months ago, but it did not prevent this problem. These drives have a problem, and there's no reliable solution right now.
Summary: I bought this product when there was $70 rebate. I followed the instructions exactly described and sent the documents to Intel Rebate Center.. I Waited and waited...and hoped that my rebate would arrive within 8-10 weeks. After 3 months I do a research and find out that they denied my rebate based on a claim that they never received my mail.. They claim to have sent me an email that I never received... I send them the pictures of my documents and everything else needed.
Not the Kind of Manufacturer you want to do busines with if you can avoid
13 March 2012
Summary: Product failed after 8 months. Computer would not boot and BIOS message was bad SSD. Then nothing. Called Intel support and they would not accept receipt as proof of ownership. Had to take machine apart and remove drive to get ID information from drive before I could get an RMA. Then they wanted to charge 25 extra bucks and for a new drive to get a replacement underway before they received the old one.
Summary: I received the SSD promptly. Installation was so easy, a caveman could do it. Everything worked great for a month and a half until one day the drive failed out of the blue. Amazon only offers returns on defective items for 30 days, so I am SOL. This is the second of three items I have bought from amazon over the last year that have been defective.
Summary: I am normally very reluctant to purchase anything with a rebate, but I buy a lot from amazon and intel so I figured the two together would be a safe bet. Boy was I wrong. The rebate process was good until I got this "Item for which you are applying does not belong to offer INT-10159" response. I pulled the form off Amazon. I applied before the window. I had all the documentation correct. I have done a lot of rebates since I build PCs all the time.
Summary: I have had multiple failures/bricked drives/total data loss with this product. Its been replaced by Intel twice now but the continued down time caused by repeated failures of the drive have been costly. If you think you are buying quality when you buy Intel think again when it comes to this product.
Summary: My experience deserves 0 stars. I thought from Intel that this would be a great product, not so. Upon a new build with a Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3-iSSD MB and a Core i7-2600K Processor i thought that the BSOD's and issues were Mother Board related. After 4 days of BSOD's, restores and babying the system along, while I was doing the last installs of mission critical software, the machine froze. Reboot gave the message "Operating disk not found" What??
Summary: This drive died within 3 weeks of owning it. I do not recommend purchasing one. Had I not been prepared with backups, my entire operating system would have been lost. In addition, the seller picool has not responded to my requests for refund. Also, Amazon has not been able to help me with an A to Z Guarantee claim. I've been waiting over 6 weeks to get a refund for this very expensive, defective product. DO NOT BUY IT.