Reviews and Problems with Intel 520 Series SSD (SSDSC2CW)
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One of the best brands for SSD drives , underrated brand with the longest and best OEM warranty
Janice M. Scott, Amazon
9 March 2015
Summary: Purchased while on sale. I prefer intel SSD drives esp for my desktop systems . Having become used to the speed I install them in laptops now as well. The speed of the 520 is just fine, for the older desktop I installed it in. One of the features of the Intel SSD drives I favor is the 5 year warranty . No other SSD maker I am aware of has a OEM warranty that long.
Summary: Was going to retire an old desktop PC. Replaced the hard drive with the SSD and the boot time is with in 15 seconds! Used to take many minutes to boot windows 8. Application responded faster too. So keeping the old desktop. It's a pentium 4. Update. One more thing. Intel provide the harddrive transition software to the SSD free of charge to Intel SSD user! This is a big plus!
Summary: I put this in my five year old quad core laptop and it absolutely brought new life to it. It is fast, reliable and does not seem to cause heat issues. What more can one want than that? I put this in place of the main drive, pulled out my DVD R/W drive and put my 1 TB drive in the multi-bay. That gives me both storage and speed without much in the way of compromise.
Summary: You can always trust Intel to make great computer parts, aside from just their processors. This legacy SSD was no exception, either. I bought the thing for around $65 to upgrade my notebook's storage and using it made the whole PC run about 2 and a half times faster! It actually ended up shifting performance bottleneck onto the CPU, which is a legacy Atom running at 2.5 W (poor thing).
When I installed this hard drive my boot time dropped ...
John K., Amazon
21 January 2015
Summary: When I installed this hard drive my boot time dropped from 1 minute 48 seconds to 58 seconds and my shutdown tome from 24 seconds to 11 seconds. All of this with XP as the OS and a computer that is 8 Years old. It is my garage computer so it only is used to surf the web when I am working on something. One other area where you can really tell a difference is the amount of time it takes to open a new application. It takes what is almost a boat anchor and makes it livable.
Works great but it came with a spacer to adjust from ...
Jean M., Amazon
14 January 2015
Summary: Works great but it came with a spacer to adjust from a 7mm thickness to a 9mm thickness. Unfoprtunately the screws that hold the spacer on also hold the top on. So if you need ot take the spacer off you will need screws to hold the top on or do as I did and just tape it down. You can't re-use the screws that hold the spacer on because they are too long without the spacer.
Summary: My old C: Drive on my Windows pc kept running out of space. Every time I loaded up a new version of Windows, it would save the old version as a .old file, taking up tens of gb. By the time I got to Windows 10 Technical Preview, I had to upgrade to this drive. In order to qualify for Win 10, you've got to be ok with starting all over with your C: drive from DiskPart and Format to loading Win 7.1 from original dvd, downloading hundreds of updates before inserting the Win...
Summary: This is a very nice drive, high quality design, well built, nice fast speeds. Windows boots up super fast with this drive and I couldn't be happier. The price was good too for such a nice performer. You can't go wrong with this deal.