Reviews and Problems with Intel 530 Series SSD (SSDSC2BW)
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good fast drive
Peter K., Newegg
9 May 2015
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...
Pros: Been using this for a few months now and it's really awesome. I'm coming from a regular two button mouse so this is a big step. You have interchangeable weights to control the weight of the mouse. I prefer a heavier mouse with lower DPI because i tend to snipe a lot. It does get pretty light with...
Cons: None really. Lets just hope it stands the test of time.
Summary: I did not use the Intel data migration software...installed Win 7 straight from DVD. The Dell has a weird hybrid SATA/PATA boot protocol due to its age (2003): The BIOS boot options are limited and assume just PATA devices. But it will boot to SATA if there's any SATA devices.
Pros: I got this because of Intel's SSD reliability. I used this SSD to bring Win 7 to an old Dell 400sc. The SSD fit perfectly onto the bracket and the green drive bay rails that Dells use. Yes, I know, putting a 6 Gb/s SSD into an old system with 1.5 Gb/s first-generation SATA is crazy, but I like my...
Cons: The Intel SSD toolbox utilies require Java. I don't want that security hole anywhere near me, so I have not installed the utilities yet. The mini-CD was kind of cheap looking, for a company the size of Intel.
Summary: It's blazing fast. It's silent. It's fairly large capacity and it's warranty is ridiculous (5 years? For a HARD DRIVE? HDDs fail all the time, that's awesome!). Oh, and it comes with mounting hardware for installing into a desktop PC. Handy, as that was what I was using it for.
Intel 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A4K5 2.5" 240GB SATA III (SSD)
William M., Newegg
4 March 2015
Summary: 240 gig windows 8.1 partition and format = 223 avail space Since I am familiar with the drives config and install already. Might be a little careful how you plug it in, depending on the cable end, all are not equal or perfect. Many ddr/ssd could use a better integration of plug/connector.
Pros: Very simple to install, works good for me as a single partition boot drive. Using a Asus M5A97 R2.0
... 5400rpm green drive i beleve was ready to go bad.. it took 5 minutes to get to ...
steve hildebrand, Amazon
25 February 2015
Summary: i had a 5400rpm green drive i beleve was ready to go bad.. it took 5 minutes to get to my search engine. so i got this SSD to make it just a boot drive and i pared this with a 1 tb SSHD that gives me plenty of storage . now im up and running in 30 to 45 seconds Vary Happy
Summary: - Retail packaging comes with a SATA cable, MOLEX to SATA power adapter, and a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter
Pros: - Consistent Intel SSD performance. I have exclusively used Intel SSDs since 2011 and have never had an issue, unlike some other manufacturer's drives with buggy firmware. - Adds new life into a ~2008 Lenovo Thinkpad X200s - Intel's SSD toolbox makes optimizing Windows for an SSD simple as well a...
Cons: - Not the highest performing or cheapest drive at this capacity.