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.
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.
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.
Summary: I purchased this drive to run Ubuntu Server 12.10 with a supermicro MB, worked great when server was doing minimal tasks similar to desktop usage. Once I installed a database (tried MySQL and Postgresql)and did some queries the drive locks up.
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.
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.