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.
This review is from: Intel 320 Series SSDSA2BW300G301 2.5" 300GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Pros: It runs at rated SATA II speeds. Performance for SATA II is decent.
Cons: Where to begin. First off, the drive is plagued by the 8mb bug. Once your machine goes into hibernation or sleep mode, the drive will bluescreen and become unbootable. Only a secure erase can return the drive to operating condition. This is not a random issue. It is happening more and more, as time goes on with a higher and higher percentage of the drives.
Other Thoughts: Intel's response is to replace the drive with another drive that will do the same. Rather than fix the issue, Intel is ignoring the issue, hoping that it will go away. Most users have deciced to box the drive up and put in the closet. Most have replaced with other brands. Intel, normally, has a pristine image for products and support. Unfortunately with this drive, and the 520 series, that Intel has finally shown it Achilles..
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