Reviews and Problems with Intel 520 Series SSD (SSDSC2CW)
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12 April 2013
Summary: This drive is being used in one of the computers at home, and performs great! It is fast and reliable, but a little bit pricey. However, the reliability and speeds outweigh this con, and it is a great drive!
Summary: Might have a DOA one. Has various issues. Sometimes it takes over 1 minute to load windows 8. Other times it boots under 8 seconds. Out of hibernation i have a windows 8 loading screen frozen,, not always but has done it a few times. Performance could be better. AS SSD Benchmark (Tested on MSI Z77A-GD65 Sata 3 port 6GBps) Read Write Seq: 491.66 / 179.03 4k: 21.29 / 52.20 4k-64Thrd: 138.37 / 157.99 Acc.
Pros: - Comes with mounting Bracket, - Comes with Screws, - Fast boot times, - 5 year Warranty
Cons: - Drive is having issues on windows 8 pro fresh install., - Occasionally real slow boot times over a minute., -
Summary: Good day, I am very disappointed in Intel after years of trouble free usage of their first SSD model. I decided to go SATA3 but what a mistake. After using the free and quite usefull Intel SSD Toolbox, it discovered a major design flaw and the SSD must now be replaced ... And now, I have to reinstall the hole shabang again ; ( and pay for the shipping fees ... I guess things are not what they use to be ... At your own risk.
Pros: Great Intel replacement Service. Great Intel SSD Toolbox Software.
Summary: Much much faster than my old X25-M 80GB that I replaced for this. Still, read / write speeds aren't close to what is advertised - 3even though the advertised speeds indicate UP TO 500 MB/sec Seq read / write speeds. I'm getting (420 / 180) (read / write) speeds according to CrystalDiskMark. I have ACHI enabled in BIOS, which upped my speeds, but it's still not close to what others are reporting on the Net by using the same drive and same benchmark utility.
Pros: Very Fast, 5 year warranty, plug it in and it works - no screwing around with it
Summary: This review is difficult to write as my experiences with this drive to date have been mixed. The first drive I received died after 40 minutes of use. I was preparing it for use in a 2009 MacBookPro and had it connected via a SATA to USB adaptor. At the time it died it was not doing anything - the existing drive was being partitioned, the SSD was powered on only. The SSD then simply stopped and killed the Disk Utility that was running on the other disk.
Pros: Very fast, comes with a bracket for 3.5inch installation, virtually silent, 5 year warranty from Intel
Summary: This SSD does exactly what Intel claims and is a joy to have in the computer. However, I have just returned my second one in the space of 18 months so there are issues with reliability. For me these have shown up as unexpected random freezing of my computer and an inability to access and save some files. Being positive, the service I have got from Intel - both technical support and returns management - has been excellent.