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 got what I ordered at a fair price, delivered as promised, thanks vendor. The 320 isn't the latest & greatest, but it works. I heard of kinks in earlier releases, but not here. Literally, I plugged in, turned on, bios said hello, and we were off to the install races. And it is quiet. Duh, no moving parts. The laptop's battery time has been increased, the boot time is smoke'n, and program load speed is appreciated.
Summary: Runs great. If you want to use your SSD with a 6 GB/s connection, you have to go to the 500 series. Remember SSDs are not a panacea. Perfect in a notebook or as a boot drive. Otherwise, use it judiciously. A hardware RAID 10 of fast drives will beat it. The 520 180 GB size and up will make a good cache for a RAID array.
Summary: I bought this SSD half year ago with 219.99 and now it has dropped to 183.22. I would say 100GB of SSD is a good equilibrium size for windows 7 users. I only install windows 7 and couple important softwares on SSD (Visual Studio, Microsoft Office, PSPICE). it used up to 80GB - 100GB. This SSD is a good option. However, the dropping of price should also be considered as another factor. Before you purchase it ask yourself whether you really need it or not.
Summary: I bought this SSD because I was worried that moving around my laptop with a standard hard drive would eventually cause the drive to fail. I had a bit of a difficult time installing this drive on my laptop, but that is no fault of Intel. The installation of Windows 7 was a breeze and it boots faster than ever. From completely off to full startup, 12 seconds. Fantastic. The only issue I have is with the Intel SSD Toolbox. It allows you to see information about your drive.
Summary: ...if you are simply migrating your OS from an existing hard drive like I was, you have to not only shrink the partition that your OS is on to no more than about 80% of the size of this hard drive ***AND*** (this is the rather cumbersome tricky part) you have to delete any additional partitions on that hard drive so that there is only the OS partition! This is in no way Intel's fault however, it's Windows 7 being a PITA is all..
Summary: Pros: Installed with no problems Speed very good. Anecdotal comparisons to friends' machines with SSD's show it as or faster, even against those with SATA III Includes mounting to install into 3.5" internal HDD bay Cons: None, although this was purchased at a competitive price, so look at other similar devices before buying.
Summary: This review is for the Intel 320 Series 160GB solid state drive COMPATIBILITY ============= The BIOS version was at 2.29-1.08, the latest available from Lenovo. I ran the SSD firmware update utility after installing this drive but it came back saying there were no firmware updates. It took all of 5 minutes to replace the existing drive, and it booted up with no problems. I use Windows 7 x64 Ultimate as the operating system. No special drivers were needed.
Summary: Wow! only 43 seconds from power on to logon prompt on a Celeron Laptop. Pretty snappy apps. I picked this drive after research and discovering that it comes with a 5yr warranty AND includes software for cloning your drive. I would have given 5 stars but I struggled with the cloning software. It kept forcing me to reboot then would not resume. I kept tinkering and it finally ran through the steps. Very easy once it started. Definitely recommend for laptops and older PCs.