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Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW300G310 2.5" 300GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - OEM

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Learn more about the Intel SSDSA2CW300G310


320 Series
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For


Form Factor
Memory Components


Sustained Sequential Read
Up to 270MBps
Sustained Sequential Write
Up to 205MBps
1,200,000 hours


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 39,500 IOPS random 4 KB reads; up to 23,000 IOPS random 4 KB writes


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

Manufacturer Warranty

5 years limited
All Intel SSD 320 products sold in the OEM boxes have a five-year limited warranty term; however, the warranty includes a "Media Wearout" limitation. The Media Wearout limitation provides that the warranty shall expire when the usage of the drive has reached a predetermined usage limit established by Intel, which could result in a warranty term much shorter than five years for drives used in heavy-use, enterprise applications. The Media Wearout is determined by Intel's implementation of the SMART attribute "E9" Media Wearout indicator (as measured by and shown in the Intel SSD Toolbox, At any point during the warranty term, if the Media Wearout Indicator reads "1", as measured by the Intel SSD Toolbox, then the drive has reached its wear limit and the Limited Warranty at that point expires, regardless of how much time may have been remaining on the five-year term. This Media Wearout limitation is imposed due to the greater workload demands of enterprise/data center deployment on SSDs.
5 years limited

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  • Jeffrey Q.
  • 7/13/2014 8:10:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAwful

Pros: It was fast, loaded windows in mere seconds

Cons: Took a dump in less than a year

Other Thoughts: since this unit failed so quickly I would not recommend it.

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  • Dana E.
  • 8/29/2013 9:37:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsALL 4 FAILED

Pros: All outweighed by Failure Rate

Cons: Failed. I purchased four of these drives for use with the Black Magic HyperDeck Studios. I formatted the drives properly, used them for about a month when randomly one of them just stopped being recognized, by my gear or even Disk Utility. Tried everything but I couldn't get it to show up anywhere or reformat, and then the same thing happened with the 2nd drive. Sent them into Intel for Warranty Replacement, they sent out 2 new ones. One of the 2 new ones wouldn't format through Disk Utility, had to do a COMPLETE zero out on that drive to get it to format (in simply Mac OS Extended Journaled). Then this morning, one day after getting the replacements, I plugged in my older two drives (which literally have just been sitting on a desk for 2 weeks, not used at all. And NOW THEY WON'T BE RECOGNIZED. Can't reformat them, won't show up in Disk Utility. These drives have nothing but the worst failure rate. I've been using SSDs for a few years now in many capacities but have NEVER had this many issues with one particular brand.

Other Thoughts: I've used these in multiple settings and systems, they've all failed. At different times, in different conditions.

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  • Andrew A.
  • 8/24/2013 4:37:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssolid

Pros: Intel reliability is what I bought this for.

This is a boot drive in my storage server which has 16 to 24 hard disks. Also run VMs off this SSD; great IO for those.

This drive reports SMART data that tells the total reads and writes for the life of the drive. Good info to have!

Cons: Bulk transfer speeds are not as high as other SSD's, but randoms are good.

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  • Ronald L.
  • 7/1/2013 10:52:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery Reliable

Pros: Usual SSD advantages: fast, quiet and less heat

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I've got 2 of these running since 2011 and haven't had any reliability issues to date. In comparison, I also had 2 Crucial SSDs and both have failed with unhandled errors. These Intel drives aren't the fastest but they have been very reliable so far.

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  • Brian H.
  • 6/16/2013 5:39:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsno problems

Pros: i have this drive hooked into a AMD Board, and have had no problems with the Intel toolbox seeing it.

Cons: none

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  • todd b.
  • 5/28/2013 3:08:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsjust added raid

Pros: just loved the first one so much had to add a second

Cons: none.. both work great

Other Thoughts: just as easy as it should be

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  • Edward R.
  • 4/3/2013 9:36:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Upgrade!

Pros: Faster than the Intel 510
Super Easy to Install

Cons: No shiny blue box

Other Thoughts: So it does not come with the pretty blue box. So it does not come with screws. BIG DEAL! Who needs the box? Who does not have 4 small screws lying around? Anyone who spends the extra $20 to get the retail version should have their head checked.

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  • Mark K.
  • 2/22/2013 4:35:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsgreat with Intel chipset

Pros: This thing is faster than any other SSD I've owned if installed with an Intel chipset. That is the chipset, not the CPU.

Cons: Initially installed in my desktop which is AMD and couldn't tune or anything as the Intel SSD toolbox couldn't communicate with it because it wasn't an Intel chipset. This should in no way be a hindrance for a drive!

Other Thoughts: Luckily enough my laptop was a willing transplant patient.

If I hadn't had an Intel chipset board to use this with I would have been infuriated.

I honestly don't know how to rate this. If you do have compatible hardware it's a 5; if not it's a 1/4 of an egg as it's slower than a HDD.

You can find all sorts of articles about this by searching something like "The Intel SSD Toolbox cannot communicate with the selected Intel SSD"

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  • Werner T.
  • 1/24/2013 6:51:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsMac OS / Apple

Pros: very fast, very reliable for OS and Applications.

Used as Startup Drive in MacPro 2009 in optical drive bay.
Negotiated speed: 3 Gigabit
Trim enabled with this trick:

Mac OS 10.8.2, using stripe 0 RAIDed Velociraptors for all caching needs

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Posted in response to incorrect post below re: link speed on Macs.
Obviously, your computer needs to be able to negotiate at 3 Gigabit. Many older MacBooks and MacBook Pros can not.
In MacPros, you'd still need a 6Gb PCIe expansion to take advantage of 6Gb speeds.
Use to look up what machine and connections you actually have, if in doubt.
Hope this helps.

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  • Jean-Pierre V.
  • 1/19/2013 9:16:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsUpdate of my previous review

Pros: No change

Cons: I just received the screws. I bought an assortment and this was a good decision. The good screws are not M2 3mm but M2 5 mm. I purchased the screws from LaptopScrews. I can't say that I am completely happy. I did receive the screws, but they showed it in a case (the picture on the web) that I never received. In addition, some of the sizes are not what I expected. All this cost me an additional 75$.

Other Thoughts: When you remove the screws, you loose the warranty. This is something I did not expect.

Conclusion : if you want a 7 mm SSD, purchase a 7 mm SSD. This means that maybe you are not going to purchase an Intel SSD.

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