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i am VERY impressed with the not just the drive, but what intel includes with it. package contents as follows:

1. the obvious one, the SSD itself

2. a 2.5 - 3.5 mounting bracket

3. all mounting screws

4. a screwdriver

5. a USB 2.0/3.0 adapter for SATA drives

6. SATA to MOLEX adapter

7. SATA cable

8. a CD with Intel's very own version of drive migration software, powered by acronis.

9. Intel SSD Sticker

im impressed, i migrated my windows drive off my 500GB black with no issues, it resized the partition on its own with no data loss, i then proceeded to copy my seagate to my WD black and throw the 7200.11 into my box full of drives in my closet, because i dont trust it.

my HDD score in WEI went from a 5.9 to a 7.7, very impressed, my overall pc score is a 7.6 now.

my pc has never been this silent, i actually have to check if the HDD light is blinking, this is amazing, i didnt even see the windows logo on my screen on bootup was a flick from bios to black to login screen within a few seconds.

this drive was well worth my money, my friend works at best buy so i got it through her for a mere $115 w/ tax.

if your looking for an SSD, look intel they will not dissapoint.
Edited by PCSarge - 12/24/11 at 11:32am
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I actually had an 80GB and 120GB 320, but when Intel took weeks to address the 8MB bug issue I promptly sold them.

What you are describing is the retail package. A lot of places sell the OEM versions which is just a drive and a sticker in a plain brown box - just a note to potential buyers.
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I actually had an 80GB and 120GB 320, but when Intel took weeks to address the 8MB bug issue I promptly sold them.
What you are describing is the retail package. A lot of places sell the OEM versions which is just a drive and a sticker in a plain brown box - just a note to potential buyers.

there is long a firmware update for the drives, i just completed mine in under 20 seconds after a boot from CD to do it.

retail package or not, im surprised with what they provide, i didnt mention the sticker, as i kept mine for a future case, edited the OP to reflect such
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I have one myself and i have no clue where to begin? Data migration or start fresh install? Man i'm a noob at this!rolleyes.gif
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Nevermind my comment.
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Thumbs up on the Intel 320 series SSD. I have not run across the 8MB bug with my drive.

I have the 160GB version of the 320 series running on my almost 5 year old mobo and it's been running great for the last 6 months. I did not know about the 8MB bug at the time but as soon as I found out about it, I really looked into my backup methods. I flashed to the new FW as soon as it came out.

There are ppl that are still having issues with the 8MB bug even with the new FW version. From my research, it seems to be happening to ppl who use them in Notebooks or as external e-sata/usb enclosures. Also this could be happening to certain batches of them but ppl on the Intel site don't list their batch numbers. In short, I still have a good backup plan in place if i ever encounter this issue.
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