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Intel 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A401 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Item #: 9B-20-167-175  |  Mfr. Part #: SSDSC2BW240A401  |  UNSPSC: 43201803
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    Top Favorable Review

    8.1 WEI

    Works well, as with the 2 other Intel SSD's I have (330 and 335). Haven't done any speed tests other than WEI. The 5 yr warranty doesn't hurt. Read more
    — John I. 9/15/2013
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    Top Critical Review

    Fast but crash prone with large writes

    The drive was installed as a data drive and then an OS drive in a workstation and crashed nearly every time during large write operations. Read more
    — Michael L. 9/20/2014


    Quick Info

    Warranty

    • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
    • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


     
    Sustained Sequential Read:
    Up to 540MBps
    Sustained Sequential Write:
    Up to 490MBps
    4KB Random Read:
    Up to 41,000 IOPS
    4KB Random Write:
    Up to 49,000 IOPS
    Power Consumption (Active):
    195 mW
    Power Consumption (Idle):
    125 mW
    Max Shock Resistance:
    1,500 G at 0.5 msec
    Used For:
    Consumer

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    5 out of 5 eggs Based on 19 Reviews

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    • Jeffery M.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Works well

    Pros: Speedy, easy install, feels just as fast as my samsung 840. Also has a 5 yr warranty.

    Cons: none

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    • Anonymous

    5 out of 5 eggs Single Most Upgrade Available

    Pros: Boot speed is hands down the biggest improvement. By far this upgrade is more noticeable than any other, CPU....etc. Apps load almost instantaneously.

    Cons: None.....

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    • Michael L.
    • Verified Owner

    3 out of 5 eggs Fast but crash prone with large writes

    Pros: This drive is extremely fast with programs and boot. Works great except for when it doesn't work at all.

    Cons: The drive was installed as a data drive and then an OS drive in a workstation and crashed nearly every time during large write operations.

    Bottom Line: I hoped a firmware update would have fixed the crash issues but no luck.

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    • Derek A.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Intel is always a good choice

    Pros: Really fast compared to the HDD it replaced

    Cons: none

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    • Matthew K.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Faster than my CPU

    Pros: The CPU is now the bottleneck. Drive is so fast that my CPU stays at 100% many times. I have an Intel Core 2 Duo P8600.

    Cons: None.

    Bottom Line: A must for gaming. However make sure your system can process the data as fast as it comes in.

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    • Dallas C.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Does Well

    Pros: Easy to configure, no firmware updates needed before installation.

    Cons: none

    Bottom Line: Installed Centos 6.5 without issue, boots up in seconds

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    • Daniel D.
    • Verified Owner

    1 out of 5 eggs 2 laptop with same problem.

    Pros: Refund money

    Cons: 2 laptop with same problem.

    Between f1 and q the number 2 key stays down

    Bottom Line: .

    1 out of 51 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

    • James J.

    5 out of 5 eggs Giant Improvement

    Pros: Upgraded from standard drives. I waited a few generations to make sure all the bugs was worked out before making my purchase. This was a giant leap and intel's software makes updating the firmware and optimizing the hard drive super simple. I bought 2 drives. One for my OS, and one for my games. Increased boot speeds from 1 minute to 10 seconds. Games instantly open and loading areas take seconds. There are some who worry about the life span of these drives however it comes with a 5 year warranty. I say us it and abuse it and get your full monies worth.

    Cons: SSD's are still a little too pricey for my liking.

    Bottom Line: I run a i7 3770k, P8Z77 Asus mobo w/ 16gb of DDR3 2400 memory. I've run traditional disk drives for the lifespan of my gaming machine. If I knew then what I know now, I would have dropped the money on SSD drives a long time ago. This current generation of intel drives seem stable, fast, and well worth the money.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

    • Ed T.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs I love it!

    Pros: I have four of these in RAID0 as my OS, very reliable SSDs.

    Cons: None

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    • Ed T.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Great buy

    Pros: I have 4x of these in a RAID0 as my primary OS HDD. My last PC was a single Intel 520 Series 180GB and these SSDs haven't given my any issues.

    Cons: None.

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