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Intel-520-series-ssdsc2cw240a3k5-240gb.33672081
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Intel 520 Series SSD (SSDSC2CW)

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Reviews and Problems with Intel 520 Series SSD (SSDSC2CW)

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Overall 4
4.0

Randomly hangs for 30 seconds to a minute...

James Kirk, Amazon
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: The title says it all. The main problem with this drive is that it randomly hangs for 30 seconds to a minute every once in a while. After researching fixes, adjusting some power management options in Windows 7 made the occurrences more sporadic, but still annoying, none the less. Strangely, it seems to happen more when doing something mundane like browsing the web or navigating your files.
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Overall 4
4.0

Intel clone tool won't work on this Intel SSD

Thomas Wang, Amazon
22 September 2014
  • Summary: The intel clone tool won't work - it keeps complaining that it couldn't find Intel SSD. Maybe it is not Intel inside. I ended up re-installing the OS.
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Overall 4
4.0

Intel 520 series SSD seems to have chronic system "Lock Up" issues!

mailman, Amazon
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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Worked great for 5 months

Phil "pjurney", Amazon
27 March 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice drive with huge problem

Aleksandar Hristov, Amazon
13 February 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

reliability issue

amazon reviewer, Amazon
5 February 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

OMG died today October 2012 - September 15

Dj M, Amazon
24 December 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great Drive but Software Sucks!

Scott Hashisaki "Scott Hashisaki", Amazon
15 December 2012
  • Summary: I had a TB and shrank the volume and it still wound not work so I returned and had to get bigger drives because that is how windows works.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointed

JJM, Amazon
6 December 2012
  • Summary: Despite the super specs, this drive is slower *(at least on my computers) than other name brand SSDs of the same size. It has slow writes for some reason.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Porcupine, NCIX.com
26 May 2012
  • 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?
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