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Intel 320 Series 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSA2CT040G3B5

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  • 2.5"
  • 40GB

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Intel Solid-State Drives (Intel SSDs) just got better. The next generation Intel SSD 320 Series offers built-in data protection features, better performance, larger capacities and more value for your money. Built with 25 nanometer (nm) compute-quality Intel NAND Flash Memory, the Intel SSD 320 Series accelerates PC performance where it matters most.

With random read performance up to 30,000 Input/Output Operations per Second (IOPS) and sequential read performance of up to 270 megabytes per second (MB/s), your PC will blaze through the most demanding applications and will handle intense multi-tasking needs. Thrust your PC’s performance into overdrive with an Intel SSD 320 Series!

  • newegg World-Class reliability – better by design The Intel SSD 320 Series features new industry leading, compute-quality Intel 25nm NAND Flash memory manufacturing processes and an advanced architecture that employs 10 parallel NAND flash channels (5 channels for 40GB) equipped with multi-level cell NAND flash memory. With powerful Native Command Queuing that enables up to 32 concurrent operations, the Intel SSD 320 Series delivers outstanding IOPS and throughput performance that drastically outperform traditional hard disk drives. The Intel SSD 320 Series also features low write amplification and a unique wear-leveling design for higher reliability; meaning Intel SSDs not only perform better, they last longer.
  • newegg Superior built-in data protection features The Intel SSD 320 Series contains built-in features to protect your data from external threats and internal system snags. Pre-configured Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 128-bit encryption capabilities give you peace of mind that your personal data is secured by advanced encryption technologies in the event of theft or loss of your computer. Additionally, two new data protection features guard your data from an unexpected system power loss or a faulty NAND array.
  • newegg Intel SSD Toolbox with Intel SSD Optimizer The Intel Solid-State Toolbox with Intel Solid-State Drive Optimizer provides a powerful set of management, information, and diagnostic tools to maintain the health of your Intel SSD and optimize performance to "fresh-out-of-the-box" levels. The FREE Toolbox also includes the System Configuration Tuner that will configure your system to take full advantage of your SSD performance. Download the Intel SSD Toolbox at
  • newegg Start Solid-State Computing with Intel The Intel Data Migration Software helps you install an Intel SSD. With minimal steps, this tool clones the operating system and files from a hard drive or SSD to any Intel SSD. The FREE Intel Data Migration Software supports Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, and XP and is available for download at In addition, a 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch mounting bracket is included with the SSD for compatibility with standard desktop hard drive mounting, plus a USB to SATA cable for seamless data migration.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years
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  • Katrina M.
  • 1/3/2012 7:08:59 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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1 out of 5 eggsStrange coincedence

Pros: Very fast when it worked. Comes with a 2.5-3.5 adapter and sata cable

Cons: Crucial drives are faster and similarly priced. Going to have to RMA this because it has run slower and slower since I got it, with freezing problems becoming more common. Ever since I upgraded my CPU and RAM, it has become completely unresponsive, even after formatting and reinstalling Windows. Strangely enough, another reviewer here mentions the Phenom CPU and an ASUS mobo. That is exactly the same hardware config I have. Go with a different brand maybe?

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  • Greg J.
  • 12/27/2011 7:25:11 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: none

Cons: For some reason when this is plugged in my computer will not turn on. When I unplug it, reset it, it works fine. going to RMA this.

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  • Bradley F.
  • 11/11/2011 8:07:15 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood SSD

Pros: Fast, Small, Quiet, Reasonable price

Cons: Expensive (though not necessarily compared to other SSDs)

Other Thoughts: I'm using this drive for SSD caching on an Intel Z68 chipset. It has made a significant speed improvement on my system.

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  • Stephen M.
  • 9/1/2011 8:31:06 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsSnappy and Stable

Pros: - This drive was simple to install and leaves plenty of room in my case to add several more.
- Opening the box, I was fond of the compactness, weight and fell.
- I have installed my OS(Windows 7 Ultimate) and all my primary drivers on it with an acceptable amount of space left.
- Since installing, Windows performance score for drive data transfer went from 5.6 t0 7.1
- System starts up in under 20 seconds (under 10 excluding BIOS)
- Shuts down in about 8 seconds
- All general processes with Windows are 'snappy' and highly responsive
- Highly recommend SSD (particularly Intel for reliability, stability, and clean presentation) for improving general performance and security of your system

Cons: - Yes the price is high, but the technology is growing and I feel that it is becoming more and reasonably priced. Although I would prefer to pay less (who wouldn't?), the price of newer technology is always high.
- At this point I have had no issues with the drive.

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  • Jaclyn C.
  • 8/31/2011 6:03:34 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsTo small in size for win 7

Pros: Fast as hell. Great for what it is.

Cons: To small for windows 7 Ultimate. It leaves something to be desired with size and if you go below 1gig left of space, it lags to hell.

Other Thoughts: It would have been nice to have an OS usage chart (how much it takes up) listed with this item. I would have purchased the larger drive if I had known it wasn't going to be enough.

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5 out of 5 eggsFast

Pros: Have had the drive for a couple of months now... so far so good. On 24/7, always lightning fast.

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: I have this as the OS and application drive for a media server and it works great. Have the X-25 160gb drives running in my MacBook Pro and as the OS and application drive on my desktop. Haven't had any issues with them so I stuck with Intel for this box too. No regrets.

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  • Rich M.
  • 6/15/2011 4:32:33 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsTrash.

Pros: Hmm.

Cons: Doesn't work with an Asus mobo/Phenom CPU. Have spent hours and hours trying to get this to work. Gave up and RMA'd it back, will be buying a second OCZ SSD, at least I know those work, as I bought one a week ago.

Other Thoughts: Never liked Intel to begin with, now I know why.

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  • Paul S.
  • 6/4/2011 12:02:14 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsWorks Fine

Pros: Purchased for Win 7 upgrade on Lenovo ideapad S10. Enough room for OS, Office, Firefox, T-Bird, Picasa, TrueCrypt and a few other apps I need for traveling. Performance seems much better than it was on XP, but this is never going to a fast computer.

Cons: No problems thus far.

Other Thoughts: Includes a SATA cable and power supply adapter, as well as an adapter bracket to mount in a 3.5" bay. No surprises; acts just like any other hard drive. I haven't tried the software available on the Intel web site (they include some links).

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