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Intel 320-series (SSDSA2CW)
6.9 out of 10

Intel 320-series (SSDSA2CW)

Great Deal: $116.76

Reviews and Problems with Intel 320-series (SSDSA2CW)

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Overall 6
6.0

I like it, I do not know it good or ...

Vinh - Thinh, Amazon
20 August 2014
  • Summary: I like it , I do not know it good or bad now, but it still working , I let you know later ! OK
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Overall 6
6.0

Works well enough, don't expect any rebates

Andrew J., Newegg
18 November 2012
  • Summary: I'm using this in a desktop that I built in December 2011. Along with this SSD as the boot drive, I'm also using a 2 TD Western Digital Caviar Green. I'm much happier with the value of the hard drives than the SSD.
  • Pros: This drive is fast, and hasn't had any reliability issues. The increase in speed really shows when you're doing something that accesses tons of small files.
  • Cons: When I bought this, there was supposed to be a rebate. I probably wouldn't have bought it if it weren't for the rebate. Unfortunately, the rebate was denied even though I'd sent in the required documentation. I see that I'm not the only one this happened to. The speed increase is also less drasti...
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Overall 6
6.0

Annoyed

Heather L., Newegg
25 June 2012
  • Summary: Pretty annoying.
  • Pros: Fast.
  • Cons: I have 8.6Gigs of data on this drive. OSX says I have 79gigs of data on this drive. Dead drive? Not sure.
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Overall 6
6.0

Product lasted 6 Months

Fuz32560, Amazon
17 April 2012
  • Summary: Its a great product while it works. I bought the intel brand because its supposed to be reliable. But I guess every manufacturer can have its bad apples. While it was working it was the best upgrade for my laptop, hands down.
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Overall 6
6.0

Very fast, but not reliable

Chris O., Newegg
30 March 2012
  • Summary: If you have any critical data on this drive, then by all means ensure you have a working backup plan. If you use this drive for the system, then you'll want to create system image and have a spare OS install somewhere with the Intel SSD Toolbox app just in case you get hit with the 8MB bug.
  • Pros: Very fast, great price, easy install.
  • Cons: Got hit with the "8MB bug", there is where the drive just loses itself, and upon rebooting, the drive reports only 8MB size to the controller. Apparently this is a known problem with the 320 Series, your data is lost at this point but you can do secure erase from the Intel SSD Toolbox which resto...
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Overall 6
6.0

INSTALL THE FIRMWARE UPDATE ASAP!!!

J McP, Amazon
17 March 2012
  • Summary: If you don't apply the update and your computer has a power glitch, the cable gets loose, etc and the drive will WIPE ALL THE DATA IRREVOCABLY. There is a firmware update available at Intel's site ([...]) and you can read about the problem at [...].
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Overall 6
6.0

Costs More than I planned

Scott P., Newegg
7 March 2012
  • Pros: Works so far
  • Cons: I would not have bought but for the rebate. Rebate induced me to buy. I also have bad luck with rebates not being paid. I make copies of submission package and video process stuffing the envelope. Here the rebate tracking service states claim is denied for failure to include documentation. I did ...
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Overall 6
6.0

VERY Limited Warranty.

Adnan S., Newegg
23 February 2012
  • Summary: It's not too different from other SSD drives to justify the premium. Also, if I had known about the Warranty Terms and Conditions sooner I wouldn't have bought it.
  • Pros: It hasn't given me any problems.
  • Cons: It's kind of on the slow side. I've had value-brand SSD drives that cost half as much perform significantly better. The Warranty is VERY LIMITED. To make a claim you have proof of purchase. The warranty is non-transferrable. And if you got the drive as part of a system, Intel support won't even t...
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Overall 6
6.0

Meh

Sean S., Newegg
21 February 2012
  • Summary: A couple of these were purchased on accident several months ago. After finding a 1.8" to 2.5" cradle/adapter, I have put these to use. It works, but I wouldn't buy these again. The shorter warranty tells me that Intel thinks it's too much of a risk to back this product up--and that leads me to think...
  • Pros: It's an SSD drive that stores my stuff and it hasn't caused any problems with Ubuntu. Faster than the 5400RPM drive it's replacing.
  • Cons: 1 yr warranty because it's labeled OEM (instead of the standard 5yr). I guess the rumors are true: Intel doesn't support OEM's. A little on the slow side for an SSD. This tiny little thing consumes more power than the 5400 RPM drive it's replacing.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not what I had hoped for

Randy S., Newegg
27 January 2012
  • Summary: I bought this unit based on Intel's reputation for reliability. That was a mistake with firmware problems causing drives to randomly die. I should have gone with a higher performing alternative since the main goal, reliability, was a bust.
  • Pros: Compared to hard drives, it is quite fast. Capacity is good.
  • Cons: Failed after three months and Intel's RMA process is painful at best. You can choose to pay to ship the drive and wait two weeks or pay $25 for cross shipping. Either way, you pay to get the drive fixed.
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