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Intel-520-series-ssdsc2cw240a3k5-240gb.33672081
8.8 out of 10

Intel 520 Series SSD (SSDSC2CW)

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Reviews and Problems with Intel 520 Series SSD (SSDSC2CW)

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Overall 8
8.0

Ubuntu ready

Richard, Amazon
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: Fast, quiet, no more buzzing. Windoze Virtual Machine runs faster than it did as primary OS with traditional HD.
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Overall 8
8.0

Quick, reliable

Neustocks, Amazon
27 November 2014
  • Summary: This drive works flawlessly. What more can I say? 180 gigs is plenty for a C drive. I'm currently using less than 60 gigs. Boot speed? From power on to Win 8.1 desktop, it was ready in just under 30 seconds. Blazing.
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Syed Fahad Anwar, Amazon
16 November 2014
  • Summary: great ssd i am using it with vm ware for virtual machine and performance gain is really there
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Overall 8
8.0

Good SSD drive with one little gotcha that is fixable.

Zaphod Beeblebrox, Amazon
5 November 2014
  • Summary: Intel 520s have an issue, and it bit me... Its due to the sandforce design and it effects Intel and other SSD drives [not all, just ones using sandforce]. You have to disable the power options for "Hard disk" -> "Turn off hard disk after" -> NEVER [set it this!]. There are more tricks you can do as well, setting the HIDM+DIPM to "standard" also. Search the internet and you can find exact answers and step by step instructions on the resolution.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Darcy Wood, NCIX.com
16 July 2013
  • Summary: The Five year warranty in a industry where two and three are common really stands out for me. Most people will upgrade prior to the expiry of the warranty anyway. I have had another for a week now I picked up off a bitcoin store so I ordered another from NCIX to fit my steam library.
  • Pros: Five year warranty
  • Cons: Price with respect to storage capacity.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very rapid

Mac, Amazon
11 May 2013
  • Summary: I ordered the OEM package by mistake. The amazon descriptions were vague. Had to go online to Intel to get a program to put it in service.
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Overall 8
8.0

Hardware part works great, but Intel transfer didn't work

Mark L Helderman, Amazon
28 April 2013
  • Summary: This is a super fast hard drive but the Intel software failed to copy my original drive. I had to buy Acronis True image to get my data off my old hard drive on to this SSD drive.
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Overall 8
8.0

Brings new life to an old XP rig

William A. Gulvin "WAG", Amazon
23 April 2013
  • Summary: Pros: What they say about installing a SSD in an older SATA II computer is true -- it can rejuvenate the old machine and make it a joy to run. The low latency, lightning fast random access times and a maxed out data transfer rate are well worth the time and cost. I bought an Intel SSD for several reasons besides the reliable brand name. The drive is fast, technologically current and the included Intel® SSD Toolbox maintenance app knows XP.
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Overall 8
8.0

Only one reason I didn't give 5 stars

Paul Ehmig, Amazon
19 April 2013
  • Summary: Only one reason I didn't give 5 stars: - No detailed instructions about how to activate raid volume acceleration. Once you realize that it has to go into the same raid ports it works. Otherwise it won't show in Intel software disk management. I will try maximized mode once I get confidence.
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Overall 8
8.0

7200 rpm Win XP 32 Bit pro to Win 7 64 Bit Pro SS Intel MB should've been a faster ungraded system?

It all started with a Kenwood turntable, Amazon
9 April 2013
  • Summary: 7200 rpm Win XP 3 2Bit pro to Win 7 64 bit Pro SS Intel MB should've been a faster ungraded system? Somewhat disappointed these two upgrades are not faster than I expected, but system freezes up less than before. Video rendering is faster, and heavy apps run better, but normal stuff/boot-up seems the same. Explorer to Chrome browser was a much better, Free upgrade.
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