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Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW160G3B5 2.5" 160GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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General

Brand
Intel
Series
320 Series
Model
SSDSA2CW160G3B5
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
160GB
Memory Components
MLC
Interface
SATA II
Controller
Intel

Performance

Sustained Sequential Read
Up to 270MBps
Sustained Sequential Write
Up to 165MBps
MTBF
1,200,000 hours

Features

Features
Industry Leading Technology
- Intel 25nm compute NAND
- Lowest $/GB for an Intel SSD
- Standard Form Factor for Desktops and Notebooks
- Standard SATA interface for Desktops and Notebooks

Advanced Features
- Enhanced Data Reliability and Data Safety: Redundant NAND Storage, File Write Protection during Power Loss.
- Full Disk Encryption via AES 128 bit Encryption Technology
- Enhanced power loss management

Superior Product Specifications
- Blazing Fast for all File Transfers: Up to 39,000 IOPS random 4 KB reads; up to 21,000 IOPS random 4 KB writes

Environmental

Power Consumption (Idle)
100 mW Typical
Power Consumption (Active)
150 mW Typical
Max Shock Resistance
1500G

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
5 years limited
Labor
5 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Mark J.
  • 7/13/2012 4:31:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsFailed after 11 months

Pros: Fast when it worked!

Cons: Failed after 11 months. The 320 series of intel drives can BRICK during abrupt down powers. Mine did and it is now an 8 meg drive according to Windows. (This is the trademark of this Drives Bug).
Great! I lost 11 months of Software installs and Bookmarks! (And yes I am an idiot for only backing up some of the files on my "C" drive during that period. But painful lessons like this are the ones we remember!)

Other Thoughts: After much research, most people are able to get the drive back to working with Itels software tools. But under all circumstances, you lose all the data.
Sluggo

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  • Heather S.
  • 6/4/2012 3:39:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA worthy upgrade from hdd

Pros: I bought two of these during the awesome black friday rebate in November of last year, and they have been running strong ever since.

Fast, reliable. Probably the best upgrade I could have done for my money at the time.

Cons: Well, SSDs still aren't cheap. They also are small, so you probably are still going to need to keep a big hdd for all your file storage and leave the SSD for OS and applications only.

They were a little annoying to mount in my case; the screw holes didn't match up with my bay, even though I bought a special one just for that purpose. I had to get a little creative.

Other Thoughts: This is one of the two mfg that had the strongest reviews for reliability, so I steered clear of the cheaper options and I'm glad I did.

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  • Ashwin D.
  • 4/28/2012 6:38:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied within 4 months

Pros: Was fast while it lasted

Cons: Didn't expect Intel drive to have such short life.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/18/2012 9:54:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA worthy upgrade

Pros: Really was excited about the boot/program load times, and wasn't dissapointed. Toolbox is a great program. Haven't had any BSOD or any crashes what so ever. This Intel 320 replaced my Seagate Barracuda RAID-0 set. One of them crashed, the other slowly started giving me crashes then died all together. Seagate, never again.

Cons: I did have some install issues with Windows 7 64bit. Not sure if it was my motherboard or what, but when I chose AHCI for the install, things were EXTREMLY unstable. Chose IDE and things worked great from there. I did benchmark in AHCI and IDE with the exact same results, so not sure if AHCI vs IDE for SATAII is supposed to have different results

Other Thoughts: Would I purchase again? Not too sure, didn't do tons of research, just went with my "stable" choice. I have been wanting to upgrade for a LONG while, awaiting on Ivy-Bridge now, but looks like I just may hold out yet more time

Asus Rampage Formula 775
Q9650 @ 4.45 1.41 (1.38 in CPU-Z)
Prolimatech Meglahalems
8 Gigs G-Skill 1066 ~ 1066
Asus EAH5870V2 Voltage Tweak Edition @ 980/1275
Antec 1200
Corsair 1000w
BF3 on all Ultra ~55-65fps multiplayer (no MSAA), why upgrade for 4xMSAA?

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  • John A.
  • 2/11/2012 5:13:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks fine, but scared of the technology..

Pros: It's fast, it's Intel, and it works. That's what I wanted, that's what I got.

Cons: I bought this to replace a broken OCZ SSD, and in my haste to replace it, I bought this. It's not bad, but it's not as fast as the OCZ one I had before. For the price however, it's an okay drive.

Other Thoughts: SSD technology scares the living hell out of me. After the OCZ died, and I lost two weeks worth of stuff due to a simple brown out, it shows me just how fragile this technology really is. After I experienced the OCZ's speed, I just couldn't go back down to a regular HDD again. I've always built systems that would be awesome systems if only the hard drive didn't hold it back. Now that it isn't being held back by the hard drive, my system runs incredibly fast, and I'm happy with it, but even after applying the latest firmware patch that's supposed to fix the problem I had before, I'm still scared of it dying on me.. Still works great for now, but if I lose another drive to a brown out, I'm going to be mad as hell..

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  • raphael B.
  • 2/10/2012 11:29:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFAILURE

Pros: Very fast!

Cons: second SSD disk dead in 6 months.
i have a Dell latitude E6500 : top of the line laptop and never had any issue with the original disk.
i'm a bit scare to continue to use SSD...

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  • Marek S.
  • 1/18/2012 8:04:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSo far so good (knock on wood)

Pros: Great price with the mail in rebate. Seems pretty fast. I'm using it as my boot drive, and main applications. So far no issues, but all my data is on my 7200rpm drive in case this one fails. Supposedly Intel has the best chance of producing a reliable SSD. (fingers crossed)

Cons: I used the included software to clone the old drive onto this one. Once complete, I unpluged the original drive, and the SSD was not bootable. Tried several methods after that, eventually formatted the SSD and installed everything from scratch. Turns out this is the preferred method for using an SSD as your boot drive with Win 7, since the OS supposedly reconizes it as a SSD, and sets the configuration accordingly, so there there is no need to adjust things later on.

I've been trying to get the rebate from Intel, and I cut the UPC code from the Intel box. Now they tell me I need to resubmit because I was not supposed to send them the UPS from the shipping box....but I didn't.

Other Thoughts: Win 7 64-bit

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  • George N.
  • 1/17/2012 4:20:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDisappointing!

Pros: A good rebate from Intel last November.

Cons: The performance was so-so. The drive is gone after less than two months. First a blue screen and no bootable drive recognized. Have to send it back to Intel on my cost to get a replacement.

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  • Xia H.
  • 1/8/2012 8:56:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsa bit concerned

Pros: this is an update to my previous review

Cons: had a few bsods and random lockups. def a concern.
never experienced bsods or lockups when using old harddrive.

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  • Carissa T.
  • 1/4/2012 8:19:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent product!

Pros: - Much faster than HDD
- Reliable & Stable
- Works great on a 2011 13" Macbook Pro under OS X 10.7 Lion
- Outperformed specs when tested, with no notable degradation after 2 months
- Didn't degrade battery life

Cons: Not quite sure what the point of the silicone sleave is. Maybe for external mounting?

Other Thoughts: Intel SSDs are known to be reliable and stable. I was worried about picking up a Sandforce-based drive for my MBP due to issues customers have been having with many of the sandforce-based brands lately. I'm glad I got this one as it's been rock-solid with no lockups.

You'll want to enable TRIM support, which is a simple matter, to ensure sustained performance. Since the drive doesn't have built-in garbage collection you'll likely experience slowdowns over time if you don't do this.

Also, I was somewhat worried about decreased battery life, which can be a problem with SSDs. But with normal day-to-day use I found no degradation in performance.

The responsiveness of the computer is increased tremendously. Definitely worth the upgrade over the stock (slow) HDD.

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