Reviews and Problems with Intel 520 Series SSD (SSDSC2CW)
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Not a good idea to buy high capacity ssd, expensive, not good for backing up a big amount of information.
8 June 2014
Summary: Okay, I should use 120gb ssd only for the operating system, and 1tb hdd external hard drive or hybrid for the information. Conclusion Cons So I don't see any good idea to buy 520gb and 1tb ssd. Using ssd is not good for backing up information reading and writing, do not last long for this kind of work. For video editing I recommend my first suggestion. Sorry for my grammar and English.
Summary: I bought two of these drives. Used them for a few months in both AHCI and RAID1 configuration. It didn't take long since I started getting BSOD's and raid desegregations. Since I was always pleased with Intel's SSD's, it didn't occur to me that the they could be the problem. Until I did some research and found out that Intel used the infamous SandForce controller in these SSD's.
Summary: The first one failed after two restarts. Their replacement is failing again after one year. I an running Spin Rite to regain bad sectors and there are a huge number of bad sectors!!! Buy at your own risk!!!!
My 520 - 480GB just died. Lost everything and Intel tools was reported 100% of lifetime available
17 September 2013
Summary: What a disappointment, yesterday I noticed slow write/reads, but Today it was dead, lost everything in the drive, can't even boot it in another computer, nothing, just as it had no power. Had it for a year and paid over $800 for it. These drives are still not ready for the end user with only 1 of these unless you have 2 or 4 in a raid 1 or 10. Hope I can get a replacement, but having pass about a year I doubt it.
Summary: As with many other users, I experience periodic 'freezes' of my laptop while the HDD/SDD access light remains solidly illuminated. This issue is identified by many other users, and is disregarded by Intel Support. Intel hasn't issued a firmware update in the entire time I've owned the drive, which is a significant time period. Do yourself a favor and avoid the Sandforce controller and the Intel product entirely.
Summary: This drive failed in under four months, but it worked well until it failed. Unfortunately can't justify more than one star for an expensive, failed hard drive that resulted in complete data loss. Fortunately I do not trust SSDs (or hard drives in general) and had backed up all important files. Be sure to back up your files since the drive will fail eventually and may fail a lot sooner than you expect.
NOT Intel warranteed. Amazon is behaving outrageously.
11 July 2012
Summary: This product, so far as Intel "support" is concerned, is "OEM." It has no warranty from Intel. It is not supported by Intel. That Amazon should sell this version is bewildering and outrageous. I am aware that some will whine that I am not reviewing the product. But I am: this is a product that has zero warranty, as sold. Amazon has told me that a software guy who handles the website will verify this lack of support with Intel and then change the web site accordingly.