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Intel 530 Series SSD (SSDSC2BW)
9.3 out of 10

Intel 530 Series SSD (SSDSC2BW)

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Reviews and Problems with Intel 530 Series SSD (SSDSC2BW)

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Overall 6
6.0

What's In The Box

Lynette Y., Newegg
29 January 2015
  • Summary: Overall, I'm pleased with Newegg, but this purchase was disappointing and didn't have enough information.
  • Pros: the Intel name speaks for itself.
  • Cons: Intel packages this device in three types of packages, a brown box the size of the SSD, a blue labeled Intel box with a 2.5 to 3.5 drive bay adapter with a SATA III cable, and finally it's packaged as the second choice with a Data Migration cable also included...Newegg failed to alert the buyer w...
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Overall 6
6.0

Three Stars

Gary Gail "gary", Amazon
5 November 2014
Overall 6
6.0

Not the best, but a good upgrade from the normal harddisk

Kelvin, Amazon
30 September 2014
  • Summary: I bought this as an interim upgrade for my aging Intel M370 notebook. After all, it is important to think about changing the pre-installed harddisk that comes with the notebook after 4yrs. This Intel530 SSD is not the best out there for the price. I bought this because of the 5yr warranty.
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Overall 6
6.0

Does not support the Dell Latitude Inspiron 3147-3750sLV

Sea Stew "Naval Officer", Amazon
8 September 2014
  • Summary: Unfortunately this drive does not support the Dell Latitude Inspiron 3147-3750sLV (2 in 1 Computer) BIOS interface (Win 8.1 does not recognize this drive). However, I did have success with the Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB SSD.
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Overall 6
6.0

ehh...

Dan K., Newegg
24 July 2014
  • Summary: Expected better from Intel.
  • Pros: Looks good. Faster than a mechanical by a lot.
  • Cons: Same price per GB as my Toshiba ssd, yet noticeably slower.
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Overall 6
6.0

Intel return experience

Richard J. Mcgrath "RichardMcGrath", Amazon
30 June 2014
  • Summary: My drive stopped working after 1 year, which I guess is bound to happen in a small percentage of all products. My return experience was okay. A couple of calls to get the right number.
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Overall 6
6.0

Ugly and Slow

Edward B., Newegg
18 January 2014
  • Summary: Even though the back of this unit looks like it was in use, the SMART data shows mine was the first time it was powered up. If this is refurbed, they know how to reset the counters, like dialing back an odometer. Box and anti-static bag were sealed, so if refurbed, was done so at factory.
  • Pros: SSD 5 Year Warranty - hope it means the drive is reliable Came with metal (not plastic) 2.5" to 3.5" mounting bracket Intel SSD Toolbox recognized it and flashed it to latest firmware Came with (short) SATA cable and power adapter
  • Cons: Ugly - the backplate (shoe) looks used - has scratches and stains as if stickers had been removed Slow - tested with AMD SB950 in AHCI mode (6Gbps) : Sequential writes of only 342 MB/s Sequential reads of only 292 MB/s Took a minute to do a "quick format" (NTFS)
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

NCIX.com
9 December 2013
  • Summary: This is much slower than expected, even with the latest firmware (DC12). I am getting around 200 mbps write speed, and 260mbps read speed. Disappointed, as I was expecting around 500mbps.
  • Pros: More responsive system, if you are upgrading from hard drive.
  • Cons: Speed is much lower than expected, even with the latest firmware - I am getting around 200 mbps write speed, and 260mbps read speed. Disappointed, as I was expecting around 500mbps.
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Overall 5
5.0

Acceptabel

Merdique, Prisjakt
2 January 2015
  • Summary: En aning obskyrt användningsområde men att köra den som sekundär disk (D:) fungerade otroligt dåligt i en NUC i5 med en 840EVO mSATA som primär med Windows 7 (tyvärr kan jag inte köra 8.1 pga specifik mjukvara). Konstanta mikrofrysningar och muslagg så fort det skrivs eller läses från disken.
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Overall 6
6.0

ça change la vie

ARMAND Marie-claude, Amazon
15 June 2014
  • Summary: C'est mon premier SSD et comme pour beaucoup de commentaires: Les démarrages et arrêts sont fulgurants. Par contre, le logiciel de clonage à télécharger sur le site d'Intel n'a jamais fonctionné sur mon PC sous Windows 7.
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