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Intel 510 Series SSD
7.1 out of 10

Intel 510 Series SSD

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Overall 4
4.0

Sudden death after 9 months of use in a high end system.

Precision tools, Amazon
28 July 2014
  • Summary: Cons: Sudden death after 9 months of use in a high end system without any over clocking. 9 month life in a product that claims to be 1.2 million hours mean time between failures is not acceptable. Yes I have a backup but it is still a drag to have your SSD fail. Lots of time lost.
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Overall 4
4.0

was good till it died after 1 year

khalid alsaud, Amazon
3 December 2013
  • Summary: I have ordered 2 intel drives and used them for raid 0 it was good tell 1 of them died after 1.5 year.
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Overall 4
4.0

Failed after 9 months

Anonymous, Newegg
27 July 2012
  • Summary: I understand that drives fail and SSD is relatively new technology even now after a few years. But Intel charges a huge price premium because of their brand and reputation for reliability. And yet this drive died after just 9 months like any of the other much cheaper brands.
  • Pros: The drive is very fast and works great - while it lasts. I like the SSD toolbox software that lets you run optimizer and diagnostics. Drive doesn't require periodic firmware updates (or updates at all) - just works.
  • Cons: The drive is failing after just 9 months of use (just like the reviewer before me). Mine did not die outright but I'm getting random freezes (requiring forced shutdown/restart) and it sometimes fails to boot. I'm lucky that it was functioning well enough that I was able to image the drive and tra...
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Overall 4
4.0

Failed!

Bell "Guzzleone", Amazon
17 December 2011
  • Summary: This drive was great when I first installed it. After a few months things started slowing down. I ran the Intel SSD Toolbox utility and it showed all was well. After about 7-8 months the drive became slug-like in it's performance. Ran the utility again and it showed read failure.
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Overall 4
4.0

Look for the RMA process first

Randy P., Newegg
26 November 2011
  • Summary: I will call Monday and RMA but I won't buy another from them. Given the cost and the manufacturer I expected better support processes.
  • Pros: Mine lasted a whole 7 months.
  • Cons: Started looking for the RMA process on Intel's web site. Couldn't find it, appears that there isn't one. No online form, nothing. Their support hours are Mon-Fri during business hours only. So good luck if you have a problem with this outside that time frame. Its not like doing an RMA of a regula...
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Overall 4
4.0

Failed after 50 days, intl charges 25 dollars for return

Michael F., Newegg
9 August 2011
  • Summary: I'm not sure how NewEgg would handle a return within 30 days, but I was extremely disappointed with Intel requiring me to pay an addtional non-refundable 25 dollars to replace the SSD in order to have the SSD sent out from Intl first.
  • Pros: When it worked it was very nice.
  • Cons: I started having system freezes and reboots several times a day. Especially when putting any load on the SSD. I had run the fast diagnostics several times and the SSD always said it was "ready". I decided to run the slower more complete diagnostic and the Data Integrity Scan failed repeatedly.
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Overall 4
4.0

Does not work in Macbook Pro (Early 2011)

Peter L., Newegg
19 March 2011
  • Summary: I hope Apple and Intel can put their heads together and resolve this problem. $620 is a lot of money for product that does not specify anywhere on retailer or manufacturer sites that it is only compatible with Windows PCs. Whatever happened to putting accurate system requirements on products?
  • Pros: This hard drive is of superior quality and speed compared to other manufacturers. After researching SSD, Intel proves to be the most reliable drives on the market. This drive is not exception to that rule (as long as you are not putting it into a brand new (Early 2011) Macbook).
  • Cons: Is not reliable on Early 2011 Macbooks. Boots hang and sometimes completely stall. When the machine successfully comes up to the OS it's fine, but you may be waiting for a very long time for this to happen if it does happen at all.
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