Reviews and Problems with Intel 520 Series SSD (SSDSC2CW)
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Did not arrive in it's original packaging, or with ...
22 October 2014
Summary: Did not arrive in it's original packaging, or with the warranty information and did not bring the screws for the black adapter it has on top. Writes are lower than advertised at157mb/s, Reads are 447, while Specs At the intel website say Sustained Sequential Read: Up to 550 MB/s Sequential Write: Up...
Summary: I bought this drive primarily because it was at a discount. At full price, this drive is definitely not worth it as the Intel 520 series is about a 3 year old product now (as of 2014). SSD technology has advanced quite a bit in the last 2 years.
This drive slowed to a crawl a few months after I installed it.
Gregory L Phillips, Amazon
10 October 2014
Summary: I just got this one to replace a failed Samsung 840 pro. Intel provides you with a acronis based utility downloadable from their website that migrates your old boot drive quickly and it's free. Intel has great customer service and support and Samsung does not.
Summary: I installed this drive on my 2012 MBP i7 in December 2012. it lasted exactly 1.5 years before crashing and becoming unreadable. Luckily I had a backup of my system. For the time the drive rand it performed admirably, albeit a bit slow and towards the end of its life it began to crash the machine...
Summary: This by far beats any normal hard drive but when it comes to preformance and relaibilty compared to other drives this is not something you should look at read speeds at 400mbs and write at 220mbs not as advertised. I am on a mac, startup times are about 10 seconds though and i like that
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.
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: I bought this to get a larger SSD drive on my older Dell. I had an 80gb Intel Esata II installed. My Dell can only support Esata II. The first Intel 120 I received could not be formatted and needed to be sent back.
Summary: I extensively tested and benhmarked the Samsung 830 128GB SSD versus Intel 520 120GB SSD, and also now own a Samsung 830 512GB SSD purchased on Amazon.com. My test results revealed a number of surprises, which are not noted in any reviews I could find from others.
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.
Pros: Very Fast, 5 year warranty, plug it in and it works - no screwing around with it