Reviews and Problems with Intel 320-series (SSDSA2CW)
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Died in less than a month
24 March 2012
Summary: It worked great when it worked. Fast boots, quicker shut down. Programs loaded faster than ever. Then, while ripping a CD, it died. My PC was only able to see it as an 8MB drive. I read around and found that this is a common bug with the 320 series and could be fixed with a firmware update applied with a bootable cd image. This would mean that you lose what was on the drive, but I thought I'd try it anyway. I downloaded the firmware image and burned it to a disc.
Summary: Shipping was fine and rebate seems to be progressing nicely. To be honest I expected more of a speed increase. I don't really care how much quicker the Mac reboots since I rarely do that. Mail and Internet are not that much faster and occasionally seem to stall more than before.
Summary: Fast drive. Installed easily. Didn't last. 3 days shelf life and then it died. Intel are going to take more like a week + to get a replacement to me. Their phone support/RMA process is also horribly LAME. I hope the next one just works. It's plenty fast, just died spontaneously.
Summary: Just Google "Intel 320 series 8mb bug" and you'll see what I'm complaining about. Had the drive for a week and it happened. I even talked to Intel Tech support before I installed as to what I should do to avoid this bug. They said to "make sure the system is powered down properly and it shouldn't be a problem". Wrong! I have a laptop, with a battery, so it gets consistent power. I was installing some software and it suddenly crashed on me, causing the 8mb bug. BEWARE!
Summary: Extremely fast boot time, a world of difference from the Sata HD I replaced it with, even on an older MB. Bootup went from well over a minue to < 30sec. It's not SATA 3, but still super speedy. It died at almost 2 months. Soo much for World-Class reliability! A bit pricey for the performance, obviously reliability is a concern. Also, the Warranty replacement did not make me happy either, I have to either ship it to them or pay $25 for 2-day ground.
Summary: Det är trevligt att ha en hårddisk som inte låter men det är inte lika trevligt när den tappar minnet! Tyvärr så höll min första bara ett halvår. Jag fick "Disk boot failure" och såg i bios att den tappat minnet och blivit 8 MB istället för 80 GB. Därför kunde jag inte starta windows längre. Sen fick jag en ny av butiken, men även den höll bara ett halvår, trots senaste firmwaren, sen blev även den bara 8 MB.