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This review is from: Intel X25-M SSDSA2M080G2GN 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive
Pros: Intel (Acronis) data transfer software
Intel SSD toolbox
Super fast install and transfer with free software tools
No issue with refurbished drive ( Intel SSD toolbox show 100% life remaining and updated drive firmware)
Cons: Had issue with Windows 10 when fast boot was enabled (default) slowed Windows 10 boot time with new SSD to 3 minutes.
Not a drive issue but a system issue that consumed time to resolve
Other Thoughts: I have only used Samsung drives due to reputation, performance, and included software for file transfer and drive health. I had a family member with a aging laptop that could use an upgrade. A quick look at Newegg and I cam across these intel Drives and found that Intel had a similar suite of software tools available for download for free.
The transfer (Acronis) worked flawlessly, and the Intel SSD tool box appeared to properly configure the new SSD for the installed OS and upgrade the firmware just fine, I thought I was done and then did a clean boot . I watched as the system boot slowed to over 3 min!
A little googling showed that the windows 10 "fastboot" was the issue. Intel SSD toolbox should have disabled hibernation preventing this issue but for whatever reason does not. Just an annoyance, not a big deal, just hope this helps someone else and saves them time when trying to figure out slow boot with windows 10
Cons: The wood base is cracked in several places where the bolts attach the arms. The defects in this product are obvious and the product should have never shipped from the factory. The covering material is described as “bonded leather” I am not sure how it can possibly be advertised that way as it appears to be plastic. Unfortunately this item is not the quality of product that we have come to expect from Newegg…
Other Thoughts: Newegg customer service is outstanding and they made it right…READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: cost, speed
Cons: first pair had a bad stick
Other Thoughts: Just a routine upgrade, taking a 2GB system to a 4GB system. First pair I ordered had one bad stick. Newegg excellent customer service turned it around and shipped replacement sticks very fast. New pair works just fine. Good price, nice heat spreader, low latency (fast) if you can take advantage of it…READ FULL REVIEW