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Intel 525 Series Lincoln Crest SSDMCEAC120B301 mSATA 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - OEM

  • mSATA
  • 120GB

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  • Michael L.
  • 2/8/2014 9:17:59 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIntel 525 mSATA 120GB

Pros: Small package, its only as big as a SO-DIMM. Maxed out windows 7 WEI disk benchmark. It keeps the mSATA slot on my MSI Z87 G45 from being empty.

Cons: Price. There are certainly better values out there. Why these cost more than a 2.5" encased SSD drive is nonsensical when there is clearly less involved in the manufacturing process.

Other Thoughts: These drives are great if you have an mSATA slot that you just can't bear the thought of leaving empty. Otherwise you will get a lot more for your money getting a 2.5" SATA 3 drive.

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  • Shannon L.
  • 2/6/2014 9:32:35 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIntel 525

Pros: Low profile and fast. Does what it is intended to do. Safe up to 70°c...

Cons: Naturally runs warm and has reached 80°c one time before the "temp governor" stepped in and performed some managment. Although it reached this temp, it remained stable... Quote from Intel: "The Intel SSD 525 Series drive has a safety feature for monitoring temperature and for protecting the module from overheating, The operating temperature specifications of the Intel SSD 525 Series drive or 0-70 degrees Celsius as measured by the temperature sensor, SMART Attribute BEh," Intel explains. "The drive may occasionally exceed that temperature range and will continue performing, however the Temperature Governor will act to regulate performance to a level that will maintain drive integrity. The host system should be designed to accommodate measures such that normal, typical, operations do not maintain drive temperature outside of specified operating temperature conditions."

Other Thoughts: would buy another

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  • Kevin R.
  • 2/4/2014 12:40:01 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast!!!

Pros: Ridiculously fast and completely silent... easy to install and use on my DZ87KLT mobo

Cons: silent, so you have no idea that it is working ;)

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  • Matthew C.
  • 1/28/2014 12:52:12 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Drive

Pros: This drive is amazeballs! I installed it as the primary drive in my Windows 7 laptop. I also have a 500GB hard drive for data and user folders and programs. 7-8 second boot times baby!

Cons: I originally used it as a cache drive (I enabled the Intel Rapid Storage Technology feature on the laptop) for my main 500GB drive which improved performance, but not to the levels I was expecting. It's much better used as the primary OS drive.

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5 out of 5 eggsSolid

Pros: Fast


Lower power (even for SSD)

5yr warranty

Intel custom Firmware

Cons: Price?

Other Thoughts: I got the 120GB on sale (about $100 shipped!) and vs other mSata SSDs this was a STEAL! I'd honestly still buy this drive at full price now that I know how it performs.

I came from a Muskin Atlas DX 60GB (which was also a awesome SSD!) but I needed more space and this Intel one couldn't be beat with the sale price, warranty, power consumption and speed. Honestly the only competitor to this mSata SSD would probably be Samsung... but sadly they have no consumer mSata SSDs available.

I'm running this in a M14x R2. next to a WD Blk 750GB for a best of both worlds type system. I have My OS, core Programs and VMs on the SSD and docs/Games on the HDD. I easily get 6hrs On a unbloated Windows 7 install with lower brightness, browsing with Chrome & streaming Pandora. I have gotten 7-8hrs on a few less demanding sessions which wasn't possible with the Muskin Atlas.

this is currently the Best 120GB mSata you can buy. there might be some that are a tad faster for cheaper but when you factor the 5yr warranty (something very important on SSDs IMO) and lower power consumption nothing on the current market can touch this.

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  • Bryce C.
  • 10/18/2013 1:00:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust what I would expect from Intel.

Pros: Straightforward installation, great price for mSATA drive (I got the 120GB version at $120), and really good speeds in my Acer Aspire M5-581T. For anyone who's curious it gets an 8.1 in WEI.

Cons: Doesn't include mounting screw(s)

Other Thoughts: For anyone trying to use their recovery media to change drives in your laptop please read this. I started by removing the hard drive so it would not possibly install to that, then installed the mSATA SSD and inserted my USB recovery dive. When in UEFI mode it wouldn't boot into the USB, it would just say "NO BOOTABLE MEDIUM DETECTED." So I put it in legacy BIOS mode and it booted fine from the USB and I went through the recovery process. When finished I was unable to boot from the SSD. In the end I figured out I needed to boot into UEFI mode with F12 boot select enabled and to mash the F12 key before it told me there was no boot media so I could select the USB and boot from it. After that everything went as expected.

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  • Julie B.
  • 3/12/2013 10:41:25 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast SSD

Pros: Installed like a breeze and is much faster than the OEM SSD. I installed it on my Asus EP121 the original SSD was full almost immediately.

Cons: You have to make a system image and install it after installing the SSD.

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  • James B.
  • 2/13/2013 5:17:59 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Small size, 120gb of space. Good for an OS and programs drive in a laptop. Don't have to compromise space for speed in a laptop as you could have both a regular hard drive and this SSD together.

Cons: More expensive compared with other SSDs. mSATA is also more expensive than a standard SSD.

Other Thoughts: Stuck it in my T420i, which had a single installation screw already present. Didn't bother doing any other "tricks". OS installation to the SSD in the presence of the regular hard drive went without a hitch. After installing W7, I did not bother to do any of those "SSD Optimization Tricks". W7 appears to have recognized that it was on an SSD and has done the things that actually needed to be done.

Boot times are seemingly faster, but I may have to report back on that. General usage seems a little bit more improved though.

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