Reviews and Problems with Intel 530 Series SSD (SSDSC2BW)
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HP Pavillion DV5T - 2XXX WORKS GREAT - AMAZING SPEED
C. Holmes, Amazon
9 July 2015
Summary: AMAZING SPEED. I used this to fix my wife's broken 7200rpm hard drive in her HP Pavilion DV5T-2XXX (Windows 7) and it could not have been easier. For fun I tested the start speed (power button press to usable start menu) before and after and the time dropped from 2min33sec to 42 seconds!
Pros: Set right up on an older Athalon II with only 4MB. Boots up a lot faster and had a good amount of space for our media system. It's not as fast as my main system I use in the home office but I expected since the bus speeds are not as fast on the older Gigabyte Athalon II board compared to the Asus...
Summary: I have at least 10 Samsung SSD's in use without a failure. This is my first Intel SSD and it is not leaving a good impression.
Pros: Pretty with the black spacer and cutout.
Cons: Immediately gave me headaches. Showing then not showing in the UEFI. I was playing with GPT instead of MSDOS so I thought I was causing the problem. I took ill so I ran it on resume for a month or more. Then one day I rebooted and got read errors. Then it disappeared from the UEFI and then appear...
Intel SSD's are my drive of choice with 0 failures out of 20 installs.
Claude D. Hayden, Amazon
12 April 2015
Summary: I have purchased 20 Intel 530 and 730 series drives and had ZERO failures or problems when used to upgrade and clean install Windows 8.1 onto PC's and Laptops. Very fast, 730 is the fastest of course. But the price point on the 530 makes it very desirable to upgrade an old system at a fair price.
I love Intel, and even though I didn't get the ...
Joshua Jennings, Amazon
27 March 2015
Summary: It ran well, although I didn't get the promised speeds. I ended up selling this to my friend, along with my custom PC, and he absolutely loves the drive. I love Intel, and even though I didn't get the speeds they claim, the drive was very fast.
Summary: Wondering if intel is long term interested in consumer SSDs. Samsung and Crucial (Micron) seem to be leading the way with the best new tech at the best prices. Intel, Samsung and Micron are the guys who own the flash fabs, so those are the ones I'd trust.
Pros: Bought this drive again because (1) it was on sale, and (2) its got a great warranty and reputation for reliability.
Cons: While its still a fantastic drive, newer models are faster and may even be cheaper. This one is getting a little long in the tooth, so when you buy it, but it for price and the warranty.