Summary: I had 3 of these fail in my Win 7 laptop after a few months of use. Never had any problem with the spinning drive on the laptop. Intel customer service was great, replacing each one quickly. Finally they refunded my money. Not a good drive, wasn't even that fast, although a bit faster than spinning drive.
Summary: Been using since mid-Dec 2011 and item has worked quite well. Bought 'used-like new' version from Amazon Warehouse at a slightly discounted rate. Used Acronis to clone WinVista Home Premium on HP 3510nr laptop to this Intel 320 Series 160Gb (after I initialised the SSD). Installed Intel SSD Toolbox to handle maintenance and I upgraded firmware. Noticed quicker boots, hibernation and sleep times in comparison to 7200rpm drives I've used.
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.
The drive might be great but the software didn't let me clone my old drive
Monkey Boy, Amazon
11 November 2011
Summary: I have an old netbook with a 120GB drive, but only 30GB used. I tried to use the clone software and it kept saying the drive wasn't big enough. I deleted a lot of stuff and uninstalled programs and got it down to 25GB and it still said the drive didn't have enough space. It almost seemed like I needed a new 120GB drive, like my old drive, just to do the clone even though I only had 20-30GB used. I returned it.
Summary: I have been using 3 SSD drives for about 6 weeks now and have a mixed bag of feelings... For previous stories see [...] I have two laptops having 80GB and 160GB drives installed, both running Windows XP, and one desktop 320GB with Vista on it. The drives are about 60 - 70 % full, with lots of daily activity going on. I had the "Toolbox Optimization utility", aka TRIM guy, scheduled to run twice a week. The laptops got very fast, not doubt about it!
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!