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Intel 525 Series SSD
9.3 out of 10

Intel 525 Series SSD

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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

WASEUL HUDA, Amazon
24 February 2015
Overall 10
10

Great for my Media Server

Anonymous, Newegg
18 October 2014
  • Pros: I have this in my Intel NUC (Centrino) home media server. It is perfect for Win7 Ultimate, Plex, Filezilla and Dropbox. I made sure to turn off unneeded Windows features and compress the drive. The media is stored on an external 4TB Seagate HDD. RDP with my phone makes use of a keyboard, mouse and monitor almost non-existent. The rig has been running strong for almost a year with minimal downtime/ maintenance.
  • Cons: I recently have started to maintain Plex logs that are taking up space on the C: drive. The limited capacity makes for a monthly check-up on disc space a necessity. Metadata could cause a problem with disc space, depending on how much media is being stored. Approximately 1.8TB is giving me 4.7GB of metadata. Eventually an upgrade of my SSD and HDD will coincide.
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Overall 10
10

Intel drives are great not only because the quality is there but the ...

Tim Nelson, Amazon
12 October 2014
  • Summary: Intel drives are great not only because the quality is there but the software you get kicks butt and any other software included with a SSD I have purchased (if you even get any).
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Overall 6
6.0

Runs Hot - But No Issues

Timothy C., Newegg
26 August 2014
  • Summary: I bought this drive because of the validation and 5 year warranty. My application is in a passively cooled enclosure for a HTPC. The drive is used for OS and a minimal set of applications. The 60GB capacity is adequate for this purpose with Windows 7, but for more generalized use it is inadequate space. I had to attach a passive heat sink to the drive to keep it below 57C at idle in my application. Rated operating temperature is 70C.
  • Pros: Speedy 5 Year Warranty Arguably one of the best validated consumer drivers
  • Cons: Runs HOT in my application with no active cooling Temperature was also an issue when running the 525 series in Intel's NUC systems. Fix was to increase fan speed, add a heat sink to the drive and adjust the SSD bios to slow down the drive if the temperature increased above operating limits for too long.
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Overall 10
10

Neigh a complaint

donald s., Newegg
15 June 2014
  • Summary: Used this in an embedded AMD hudson build for running Pfsense. works great, no issues.
  • Pros: Tiny MLC SSD storage for pretty cheap
  • Cons: nada
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Laptop Upgrade

C. Go, Amazon
15 April 2014
  • Summary: I got the best of both worlds for my Thinkpad T520. I have an SSD for my OS and a 1T HDD for my data. My laptop now boots very fast. I need to take away 1 star because of the Sandforce TRIM bug that this SSD have. These SSDs are ok if you use as a boot drive. But if you use it to store compressed data, TRIM will not work properly and degrade the performace of your drive unless you secure erase it from time to time.
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Overall 10
10

Intel quality.

htpc_diy, Amazon
10 March 2014
  • Summary: Intel makes some of the best SSD hands down. It's easy to upgrade the firmware. I have used Intel SSD's for several years now, and I have had not had any failures yet unlike some other brands.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Product Small Space

Jennifer N., Newegg
27 February 2014
  • Summary: Bought this for my custom built computer thought that it would be enough for windows 7 and then some ended up replacing it because their was not enough space. For a computer I was testing I used this drive added windows 7 onto it fully updated and then 4 basic programs Java,Adobe reader,Adobe Flash,microsoft Security Essentials, Their was 32 gb left.
  • Pros: Super Fast, Small Size, Makes Perfect Test Drive
  • Cons: 60gb is not enough for win 7.
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Overall 8
8.0

Intel 525 mSATA 120GB

Michael L., Newegg
8 February 2014
  • Summary: These drives are great if you have an mSATA slot that you just can't bear the thought of leaving empty. Otherwise you will get a lot more for your money getting a 2.5" SATA 3 drive.
  • Pros: Small package, its only as big as a SO-DIMM. Maxed out windows 7 WEI disk benchmark. It keeps the mSATA slot on my MSI Z87 G45 from being empty.
  • Cons: Price. There are certainly better values out there. Why these cost more than a 2.5" encased SSD drive is nonsensical when there is clearly less involved in the manufacturing process.
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Overall 10
10

Intel 525

Shannon L., Newegg
6 February 2014
  • Summary: would buy another
  • Pros: Low profile and fast. Does what it is intended to do. Safe up to 70°c...
  • Cons: Naturally runs warm and has reached 80°c one time before the "temp governor" stepped in and performed some managment. Although it reached this temp, it remained stable... Quote from Intel: "The Intel SSD 525 Series drive has a safety feature for monitoring temperature and for protecting the module from overheating, The operating temperature specifications of the Intel SSD 525 Series drive or 0-70 degrees Celsius as measured by the temperature sensor, SMART Attribute B...
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