Reviews and Problems with Intel S3500 Series 2.5" SSD (SSDSC2BBxxxG401)
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Max Air, Amazon
27 May 2014
Summary: This was my first SSD, so wasn't quite sure what to expect. I went with Intel as I've always had good luck with their other components. So, I cloned my old spinning platter drive to this one, and all worked fine on the first try. This is the most performance gain for the money of any changes I've ever made to my computer. Of course it won't change a Pentium 4 into an i7, but you will see a noticeable difference. Now for some details that may help others...
Summary: Intel has a reputation for reliable SSD devices and this was one of the primary reasons I selected it. The Reseller kit contains all necessary hardware (mounting tray, screws, power cable, and SATA cable) necessary to install this drive in most computers. Installation was straight forward and software migration tool provided made it very simple to replace the existing drive with the newer larger Intel SSD.
Summary: The ssd is great, but the migration software is junk. With the size of current generation SATA HD well beyond 120gig, it was unable to size down the migration of data or even let the user pick and choose what to migrate. Don't bother include the low end migration tool with an awesome drive like this. Get the drive and toss the migration tool!
Summary: using this as my boot drive on my new gaming rig, Windows 7 starts in like 3-5 seconds everything is super quick. SSD worth every penny can't wait until they are releasing them in 500GB + sizes so I don't need an old mechanical drive for my movies and music
Summary: Is it the fastest? No. Is it a well priced SSD with a decent Sandforce controller? Yes. Software is nice, no problems with install. Not to much to say beyond that. It's a storage device I don't want to really have to think about it besides checking free space and running TRIM once a week or so.
Summary: This drive went in easily in an HP Pavilion d4650y that had been upgraded to Windows 7. Instead of using the supplied drive cloning software I used a backup software I was familiar with. The Operating System and applications or Programs are on the Solid State Drive. I left the Documents on the 7200 RPM hard drive. I especially like the Tool Box that checks your drive and helps you update it on a regular basis.
Summary: I often buy the reseller box/no fuss box because I don't need all of the marketing media. In this case it was a bad idea-- this kit does not come with the plastic riser required for some laptops so it will fit properly in the bay and rise high enough so the screws will reach the drive from the bottom of the machine.