Reviews and Problems with Intel 520 Series SSD (SSDSC2CW)
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Intel 520 series SSD seems to have chronic system "Lock Up" issues!
3 May 2013
Summary: Intel Flash memory has a reputation of being among the finest available and I don't doubt it. Yes, this drive is fast and seems like a dramatic improvement over the rotating drive it replaced. But, buyer be ware. Several SSD mfg. firms, including INTEL, that use the 3rd party SandForce SF-2281 controller in their SSD designs have seen drive compatibility/reliability problems with this chip.
Summary: I purchased this 240GB intel 520 series ssd on October 16th 2012 and have been using it as my main boot drive. It halved the time my computer took to start up and made load screens on games almost nonexistent. Then yesterday I turn on my computer and see "no bootable device installed." That's not true I say and restart the computer with to no avail. I put in my windows 7 operating system disk and try to repair it ... No drives appear meaning windows is not installed.
Summary: This product worked very smoothly/quickly until month 2 when it died. About a week before it stopped working I started receiving disc-related error messages while attempting to boot. I am unable to recognize the drive when hooked up externally. I reinstalled windows with my original hard drive and the computer is running perfectly. Based on the other reviews this appears to be a fluke for this product.
Summary: 500 + read 250 - 500 write depending on file type the write uses compression for faster speeds . I have not had any issues so far 2 months so far and I copied 1.72 TB to it so far according to SMART Details.
Summary: Save the $10, buy the OEM Intel 520-120GB, forget the premium for a poorly thought out piece of metal, and a tiny cardboard box.
Pros: Its an intel 520?
Cons: The 2.5" > 3.5" mounting bracket that comes with this model does not align the connectors with standard 3.5" SATA headers. How hard would it have been for Intel to let this mount off-center, to ensure the connectors align to the standards?
Summary: Lets start with the good: The drive is fast and like this generation of SSDs that is really not something that is uncommon. I expected very high read/write results and I got them The bad: The reason I chose Intel SSD was because of their reliability and firmware stability. I was wondering between this and Samsung 840 pro, but the later was a bit more expensive.
Summary: I've had a number of things from Intel, all of which were great but this has let me down. I wouldn't get anywhere near advertised speeds, I was only topping 200MB/s! Amazing build quality though, which is why I gave it two stars. I would recommend going for a Samsung Drive instead, I got a 840 Pro to replace this at it works brilliantly.
Summary: This drive is fine if you have an intel processor. I have an Asus M4A89GTE PRO motherboard and an AMD 965 be processor. trim doesnt work with it. It says A raid array is detected even though only 1 drive is present and a fresh install of windows 7 64 bit was made with ahci set in bios. Emailed both Asus and Intel and after a lot of emails back and forward none of them could fix it. I have the latest firmware update on toolbox and it still wont work with trim.