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Intel 525 Series SSD
9.0 out of 10

Intel 525 Series SSD

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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

WASEUL HUDA, Amazon
23 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 an...
  • 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 ...
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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.
  • 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 to...
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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.
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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...
  • 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 modul...
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