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Intel ® SSDSC2CW120A310 SSD 520

Intel ® SSDSC2CW120A310 SSD 520
alaAverage 4.4

136 reviews

Jul, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 reviews of Intel ® SSDSC2CW120A310 SSD 520. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Other Storage & Media for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 87/100 and experts rate this product 87/100.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Intel ® SSDSC2CW120A310 SSD 520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Intel ® SSDSC2CW120A310 SSD 520 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Other Storage & Media on Amazon.co.uk.

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Intel SSD 520 Series 2.5 inch 240GB 6GB/S MLC OEM 25nm Solid State DriveIntel SSD 520 Series 2.5 inch 240GB 6GB/S MLC OEM 25nm Solid State Drive

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Intel ® SSDSC2CW120A310 SSD 520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 user reviews of Intel ® SSDSC2CW120A310 SSD 520 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Other Storage & Media on Amazon.com.

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Intel 520 Series Solid-State Drive 120 GB SATA 6 Gb/s 2.5-Inch - SSDSC2CW120A310 (Drive Only)Intel 520 Series Solid-State Drive 120 GB SATA 6 Gb/s 2.5-Inch - SSDSC2CW120A310 (Drive Only)

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Dong Ngo (cnet.com)

Intel Solid-State Drive 520 review:

 

The 2.5-inch standard Intel 520 Series SSD comes with the same SandForce controller as many others on the market but with special firmware, version 400i, developed by Intel to improve performance. And the drive for the most part delivered, offering...

The 2.5-inch Intel 520 Series SSD supports SATA 3 (6Gbps) and offers great performance. The drive is housed in an all-aluminum casing and comes with all you need to use it as a hard-drive replacement for a laptop (ultraportable or standard) or a...

The Intel 520 Series SSD is comparatively expensive and its low-profile screws are not included.

If priced a little lower, the Intel 520 Series SSD would be an ideal investment for those who want to greatly improve their computer's overall performance. For now, it's still an excellent drive.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Hd review

 

Very fast

Died only after a few months

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: jarrod H. (newegg.com)

Problems

 

it was nice while it lasted. hopefully Intel will create better sdd or at lest

Wicked fast. Was able to install windows 5 times in one hour ; games loaded in seconds instead of minutes

i recived one worked got windows installed failed when trying to load 8.1 so reloaded windows, had to reload windows 5 times than ran fine until trying to play AC4 then that failed so reloaded AC4 failed again ran Intel ssd toolbox failed so RMAed. got...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Antonio M. (newegg.com)

Fast, reliable SSD

 

If you really want to enjoy one of the best upgrades you can make to any computer you have to try an SSD, your boot time will be 15 - 20 seconds, programs will load instantly, rebooting is speedy as you will not believe and windows updates,...

This is my 6th Intel SSD and I have them working for several years and still not even showing sign of wear on the Intel SSD toolbox software. The 5 years warranty is a plus considering the normal drives now come with just 3 years the most and for some...

None so far

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Portedbikes (newegg.com)

Fast, reliable SSD

 

If you really want to enjoy one of the best upgrades you can make to any computer you have to try an SSD, your boot time will be 15 - 20 seconds, programs will load instantly, rebooting is speedy as you will not believe and windows updates,...

This is my 6th Intel SSD and I have them working for several years and still not even showing sign of wear on the Intel SSD toolbox software. The 5 years warranty is a plus considering the normal drives now come with just 3 years the most and for some...

None so far

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: AMD is fail (newegg.com)

Fastest and most reliable SSD you can own

 

I own 2 of these 520 series Cherryville's and a 330 series Maplecrest 120gb. Intel makes the fastest SSDs!!! I have had one for over 2 years and I loved its performance so much I ordered a second. Don't bother with the 530 series you want the...

None

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Sean J. (newegg.com)

Fastest and most reliable SSD you can own

 

I own 2 of these 520 series Cherryville's and a 330 series Maplecrest 120gb. Intel makes the fastest SSDs!!! I have had one for over 2 years and I loved its performance so much I ordered a second. Don't bother with the 530 series you want the...

None

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Excellent

 

Linux Mint + LUKS + several layers of EncFS.

Running reliably since July 2013. Put in W530 with about 15GB of writes per day. Love the performance I'm getting out of this drive

None

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Justin B. (newegg.com)

Great SSD, pick one up for your OS drive

 

I regularly build low- and high-end computers for friends and friends of friends. I wouldn't say that I make a business out of it, but I'm known in circles as being very good at what I do and so get a lot of word of mouth. That said, when it comes to a...

Awesome performance. Inspiring warranty, regular firmware updates. GREAT value for the current price point as of Sept. 2014. Intel's SSD Toolbox can auto-configure your computer to work best with their SSDs and automatically schedule TRIM operations...

Absolutely none, other than the OEM version comes without any mounting brackets for larger internal desktop-case bays (like a 5.25"), and you need to BYO SATA cable

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Fast Ssd! have owned it for 2+years

 

Bought this Sandforce controlled Intel Ssd when the 520 series first came out. Still works like new, and is faster than my Maplecrest 330 series 120gb

None

Sep, 2014
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Product Specifications

Design

Product codename:Cherryville
Product Family:Legacy consumer SSD
Product series:Intel 520
SSD form factor:2.5"

Technical Details

Born on date:Q1'12
Drive capacity:240
Launch date:2012-02-06T00:00:00
Market segment:MBL
Product name:Intel SSD 520 Series (240GB, 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s, 25nm, MLC)
Random read (8GB span):50000
Random write (8GB span):60000
Sequential reading:550
Sequential writing:520
SSD components:Intel NAND Flash Memory Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Technology
SSD form factor:2.5" 7mm
SSD hardware encryption:AES 128 bit
SSD interface:SATA 3.0 6Gb/S
SSD power consumption (active):850 mW (MobileMark 2007 Workload)
SSD power consumption (idle):600 mW (DIPM)
SSD shock:1,500 G/.5 msec
SSD weight:Up to 78 grams
Status:6