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Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW080G3K5 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #20 in SSD

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Pros: 5 year warranty and Best price/GB ratio!

Cons: Not the fastest SSD on the market.

This product is packaged in a reseller box (not OEM).

It comes with a 3.5" to 2.5" bracket and basic accessories for installation, oh and a sticker too.

The external build looked and felt half decent (shiny at the top side, rough and stained at the bottom side)

Update 1:

I formatted my SSD by following the guide(s) gathered and compiled by Sean Webster on OCN.

So I've ran some tests with AIDA64 and here are the results:

Linear Read (Begin): 227.6MB/s
Linear Read (Middle): 244.3MB/s
Linear Read (End): 244.3MB/s
Random Read: 261.0MB/s
Buffered Read: 242.4MB/s
Average Read Access: 0.06 ms

It seems that repeating the set of tests afterward gave me lower overall speed scores... is this a sign for?

Consider comparing to my Seagate 1.5TB SATA2 HDD... this is a very nice speed boost.

The initial progress during installing Windows 7 seemed a little sluggish, but this could be caused by optical drive's activity or inactivity. Then it was a breeze after the 1st reboot.

If WEI score means anything to you... this drive scored a nice 7.4. The best score among the components in my system. tongue.gif

In any case, time will tell me more about this bargain SSD from Intel.

It's a "Crazy" bargain buy for me nevertheless!!! biggrin.gif

Note: I have saved the results screens for each of the tests, but due to technical problems with the new OCN... no photos could be uploaded.

Update 2:

I've just ran another set of tests in AIDA64 and the scores are pretty much back to the ones shown above. biggrin.gif
Guess it wasn't a sign of wearing out or hardware degradation. redface.gif
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW080G3K5 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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Intel Solid-State Drives (Intel SSDs) just got better. The next generation Intel SSD 320 Series offers built-in data protection features, better performance, larger capacities and more value for your money. Built with 25 nanometer (nm) compute-quality Intel NAND Flash Memory, the Intel SSD 320 Series accelerates PC performance where it matters most. World-Class reliability – better by design The Intel SSD 320 Series features new industry leading, compute-quality Intel 25nm NAND Flash memory manufacturing processes and an advanced architecture that employs 10 parallel NAND flash channels equipped with multi-level cell NAND flash memory. With powerful Native Command Queuing that enables up to 32 concurrent operations, the Intel SSD 320 Series delivers outstanding IOPS and throughput performance that drastically outperform traditional hard disk drives. The Intel SSD 320 Series also features low write amplification and a unique wear-leveling design for higher reliability; meaning Intel SSDs not only perform better, they last longer. Superior built-in data protection features The Intel SSD 320 Series contains built-in features to protect your data from external threats and internal system snags. Pre-configured Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 128-bit encryption capabilities give you peace of mind that your personal data is secured by advanced encryption technologies in the event of theft or loss of your computer. Additionally, two new data protection features guard your data from an unexpected system power loss or a faulty NAND array. Intel SSD Toolbox with Intel SSD Optimizer The Intel Solid-State Toolbox with Intel Solid-State Drive Optimizer provides a powerful set of management, information, and diagnostic tools to maintain the health of your Intel SSD and optimize performance to "fresh-out-of-the-box" levels. The FREE Toolbox also includes the System Configuration Tuner that will configure your system to take full advantage of your SSD performance. Download the Intel SSD Toolbox at www.intel.com/go/ssdtoolbox. Start Solid-State Computing with Intel The Intel Data Migration Software helps you install an Intel SSD. With minimal steps, this tool clones the operating system and files from a hard drive or SSD to any Intel SSD. The FREE Intel Data Migration Software supports Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, and XP and is available for download at www.intel.com/go/ssdinstallation. In addition, a 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch mounting bracket is included with the SSD for compatibility with standard desktop hard drive mounting. General Brand Intel Series 320 Series Model SSDSA2CW080G3K5 Device Type Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Used For Consumer Physical Form Factor 2.5" Capacity 80GB Memory Components MLC Interface SATA II Performance Sustained Sequential Read Up to 270 MB/s Sustained Sequential Write Up to 90 MB/s MTBF 1,200,000 hours Features Features 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 38,000 IOPS random 4 KB reads; up to 10,000 IOPS random 4 KB writes Environmental Power Consumption (Idle) 100 mW Typical Power Consumption (Active) 150 mW Typical Max Shock Resistance 1500G Manufacturer Warranty Parts 5 years limited Labor 5 years limited

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