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Intel 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A4K5 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 240GB
  • SATA III
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
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  • ted w.
  • 6/9/2015 11:06:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsJust plug it in ,clone and install

This review is from: Intel 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A4K5 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: fast easy to install easy to vloan

Cons: Not as fast as I like it to be but faster than the original mechanical drive

Other Thoughts: ala bala portocala

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  • Justin S.
  • 5/28/2015 7:36:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsNot sure who's issue it is...

This review is from: Intel 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A4K5 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast, simple install in my Late 2010 13" Macbook Pro. Boots in seconds. Apps load quickly.

Cons: Machine will not recover from low power shut down, as well as sleep sometimes, since I've installed it. Never was an issue with the mechanical drives I've had in it previously.

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  • Peter K.
  • 5/9/2015 1:16:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood fast drive

This review is from: Intel 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A4K5 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Set right up on an older Athalon II with only 4MB. Boots up a lot faster and had a good amount of space for our media system. It's not as fast as my main system I use in the home office but I expected since the bus speeds are not as fast on the older Gigabyte Athalon II board compared to the Asus Gryphon board which boots in 20 seconds with apps loading, same Intel drive just 120GB on the asus board. Thios the 3rd Intel SSD and all are perfoming well.

Cons: none

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  • Lee P.
  • 4/15/2015 9:57:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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1 out of 5 eggsI wish this had arrived DOA

This review is from: Intel 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A4K5 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Pretty with the black spacer and cutout.

Cons: Immediately gave me headaches. Showing then not showing in the UEFI. I was playing with GPT instead of MSDOS so I thought I was causing the problem.
I took ill so I ran it on resume for a month or more. Then one day I rebooted and got read errors. Then it disappeared from the UEFI and then appeared with read errors.
I removed the partition table and replaced it with MSDOS and a clean install of the OS. After more read errors and disappearing from UEFI I got the finishing touch, a new screen with Smart Failed, Backup, and Replace. Now I have to try to get it replaced by Intel.

Other Thoughts: I have at least 10 Samsung SSD's in use without a failure. This is my first Intel SSD and it is not leaving a good impression.

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  • Aaron B.
  • 3/26/2015 11:44:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat drive, but time to move on.

This review is from: Intel 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A4K5 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Bought this drive again because (1) it was on sale, and (2) its got a great warranty and reputation for reliability.

Cons: While its still a fantastic drive, newer models are faster and may even be cheaper. This one is getting a little long in the tooth, so when you buy it, but it for price and the warranty.

Other Thoughts: Wondering if intel is long term interested in consumer SSDs. Samsung and Crucial (Micron) seem to be leading the way with the best new tech at the best prices. Intel, Samsung and Micron are the guys who own the flash fabs, so those are the ones I'd trust.

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  • Travis B.
  • 3/15/2015 7:25:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Intel 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A4K5 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: This drive is awesome. So far it has worked very well and very fast. I went with intel because they're known for their reliability.

Cons: None to speak of.

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  • Travis B.
  • 3/15/2015 7:24:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsawesome sauce

This review is from: Intel 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A4K5 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Been using this for a few months now and it's really awesome. I'm coming from a regular two button mouse so this is a big step. You have interchangeable weights to control the weight of the mouse. I prefer a heavier mouse with lower DPI because i tend to snipe a lot. It does get pretty light without the weights, especially if your used to them. I think it may still be a bit too heavy for lighter mouse users without the weights but it's all personal preference.

Cable is high quality, doesn't get snagged on my desk. Scroll wheel is fun to use. Software for the mouse is really nice and easy to use. I'm very happy with this purchase

Cons: None really. Lets just hope it stands the test of time.

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  • Kenneth L.
  • 3/11/2015 10:53:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsInstalled, works well in 13-yr old Dell 400sc

This review is from: Intel 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A4K5 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: I got this because of Intel's SSD reliability. I used this SSD to bring Win 7 to an old Dell 400sc. The SSD fit perfectly onto the bracket and the green drive bay rails that Dells use. Yes, I know, putting a 6 Gb/s SSD into an old system with 1.5 Gb/s first-generation SATA is crazy, but I like my old machine. Will recycle SSD for my new desktop, whenever that is. The Win 7 experience index now shows my hard drive as the fastest part of my system (6.9), the 1-core P4 2.4Ghz rates a 3.0.

If you have directories with thousands of files, an SSD is a must. Sure beats listening to the old drive grind while accessing a big folder the first time.

Cons: The Intel SSD toolbox utilies require Java. I don't want that security hole anywhere near me, so I have not installed the utilities yet. The mini-CD was kind of cheap looking, for a company the size of Intel.

Other Thoughts: I did not use the Intel data migration software...installed Win 7 straight from DVD. The Dell has a weird hybrid SATA/PATA boot protocol due to its age (2003): The BIOS boot options are limited and assume just PATA devices. But it will boot to SATA if there's any SATA devices. If you have both SATA and PATA devices, it will only boot to PATA if you hit PF12 boot menu. To make this work, I only hooked up the SATA SSD and my SATA dvd, that forced the Dell to boot from the Win 7 DVD. Later, I copied over data from the old hard drive, reconnected to the PATA.

A Google search on optimizing SSD life will turn up the usual tips: turn off defrag, indexing service, ntfs-last-access-update, etc.

On a new Win 7 SP1 installation, Win Explorer will show the "Date" field when listing a folder's contents in Details view. In a folder with thousands of images, windows will slow to a crawl opening the folder because it assumes "Date" means extracting image creation date on each one. You will see a slow-moving progress bar across the top! I thought I had a bad SSD until I did a Google search on the problem. Solution: get rid of the "Date" column, use "Date modified" instead. The two date fields are not the same. Also, prevent windows from treating the folder as all images: right-click on folder, go to properties, then Customize, select General items from drop-down. With these changes, I'm getting SSD speed when accessing my folders.

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  • Bobby J.
  • 3/6/2015 12:43:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat SSD

This review is from: Intel 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A4K5 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: It's an Intel! I installed this one to upgrade a still working well Intel 320 to get more HDD space. They last and survive heavy duty read and writes to the drive.

Cons: Do not use the Acronis/Intel data migration software. When cloning from my old SSD with the Acronis software, it kept hanging on the reboot process and gave a kernel panic error message. After several tries I decided to use Macrium Reflect and the cloning went off without a hitch! This drive would've gotten a 5 star if not for this migration issue!

Other Thoughts: You want speed and durability under heavy work loads or gaming SSD is the way to go. I can't wait till the 1TB SSD drops in price

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  • William M.
  • 3/4/2015 11:38:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIntel 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A4K5 2.5" 240GB SATA III (SSD)

This review is from: Intel 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A4K5 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Very simple to install, works good for me as a single partition boot drive.
Using a Asus M5A97 R2.0

Cons: I have no complaints about this drive.

Other Thoughts: 240 gig windows 8.1 partition and format = 223 avail space
Since I am familiar with the drives config and install already.
Might be a little careful how you plug it in, depending on the cable end, all are not equal or perfect. Many ddr/ssd could use a better integration of plug/connector.

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