Reviews and Problems with Intel 520 Series SSD (SSDSC2CW)
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Intel SSD 520 series 240GB Review
16 April 2012
Summary: Priced at $509 (Rs. 24,900), which makes it slightly cheaper than the Plextor PX-256M2S that we reviewed a while back. It’s still an expensive solution, though and will probably only appeal to enthusiasts. If you’re looking for a boot drive, then you don’t need this kind of capacity, you’re better off with a smaller capacity SSD.
Intel SSD 520 Series (240GB) - Take a Trip Down Cherryville
16 April 2012
Excerpt: Intel's latest high-end consumer SSD, the SSD 520 series, is finally here. With the SSD 520 series, Intel has also made the switch to a SandForce controller. We pit it against the fastest drives in the market today to see how it fares.
Pros: Class-leading performance, Much improved over Intel SSD 510 series, Special firmware exclusive to Intel
Cons: Slightly pricey, Below average IOPS performance on Iometer
Summary: The Intel SSD 520 series drives sport the same 2.5” form factor that’s common with other SATA solid state drives on the market. In fact, the drives look virtually identical to Intel’s older SSD 510 and 320 series products, save for the decal on top. We should also point out that SSD 520 series drives will be offered in both 7mm (120GB – 240GB) and 9.5mm z-height flavors.
Pros: Strong Performance, 5 Year Warranty, Intel's Track Record For Reliability.
Cons: Pricing Somewhat High, Not any faster than other SandForce-based SSDs
Summary: The SSD 510 Series came about last year using a Marvell controller, making it the first Intel SSD able to utilize the SATA 6Gb/s interface. However with the exceptional Crucial m4 on the picture (using the same Marvell chip), we didn't care much for the SSD 510 Series. Today’s pricing puts the 128GB m4 at just $177 , which works out to be $1.38 per gigabyte.