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Intel SSD 520 240GB

Intel SSD 520 240GB
alaScore 89

528 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 528 reviews of Intel SSD 520 240GB. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Intel SSD 520 240GB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Intel SSD 520 240GB

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 277 user reviews of Intel SSD 520 240GB from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on Amazon.com.

91% 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 60 GB SATA 6 Gb/s 2.5-Inch - SSDSC2CW060A3K5 (Reseller Kit)Intel 520 Series Solid-State Drive 60 GB SATA 6 Gb/s 2.5-Inch - SSDSC2CW060A3K5 (Reseller Kit)

Apr, 2018

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Expert review by : Ilya Gavrichenkov (xbitlabs.com)

Intel SSD 520 240GB Review

 

Intel has finally refreshed their enthusiast SSD line-up by launching drives built on second generation SandForce controllers. Is it another SF-2281 clone? Not at all! Intel's products come with exclusive firmware, which puts them one step above all...

I am sure no one doubts that second-generation SandForce controllers are perhaps the best platform for modern SSDs in terms of performance. Thanks to on-the-fly data compression algorithms, SandForce-based SSDs with fast flash memory have always...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Anthony "AkG" Garland (hardwarecanucks.com)

Intel 520 240GB SSD RAID 0 Performance Review

 

In many ways Intel's new 520 240GB is one of the best SSDs currently on the market. With its unique mixture of large capacities, reasonable price –

SATA 2 Performance In a perfect world everyone investing in a new solid state drive would have access to a SATA 6Gb/s controller which could pass on

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Most reliable drive I have ever owned

 

Most reliable drive I have ever owned... 3 years of heavy everyday use, not one single problem. Blazing fast, just make sure you have at least a sata 6 port to take advantage of its full speed

none

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Blazing Fast!

 

Although more expensive than some of the other SSDs on the market, I feel the price is warranted. I've owned OCZ drives and both of them failed within the first 6 months. I also own a Samsung, which is in the same price range as the Intel and have not...

This thing is "off the chain" fast. I'll never own a traditional hard drive for anything but storage again. I can't say enough good things about this drive. It's fast and works. Installation was a piece of cake and it took the Windows 7 Image I created...

Size. At 120GB, this drive is small. But SSDs aren't really designed for storage and are best when used as boot drives. This is perfect for a client / file server environment, or when you pair it with a 2 or 3TB traditional HDD

Feb, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Speedy like an SSD should be

 

Solid and works well. My computer boots faster than ever after I installed it

None

Nov, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Speedy like an SSD should be

 

Solid and works well. My computer boots faster than ever after I installed it

None

Nov, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

It's Intel

 

This is my first SSD, and I am impressed by the speed. It takes Windows 7 about 10 seconds to load from off to ready-to-use

None

Oct, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

No Problems

 

I've had this SSD for over a year now (08/08/2012), installed into my Alienware M17 R4. Never ran into a problem, I did download the Intel SSD manager. Worth the investment.

Durable, speed, improved battery life, and capacity-price

none

Sep, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

This is what you want!

 

Upgrade for my 5 year old Inspiron 1420n. Lost 40GB from a 160GB 5400rpm HDD, but got mad speed! This combined with a memory upgrade makes me think I'll never get another traditional laptop again because by the time this feels slow there will be much...

Fast! Decent size and redefined my laptops experience

None

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Super fast

 

Works great as main drive will using second hard drive for games and programs

Super fast, reliable

Not enough storage space

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Silver
Internal: Yes
Product codename:Cherryville
Product family:Legacy consumer SSD
Product series:Intel 520
RoHS compliance: Yes
Size:2.5
SSD form factor:2.5"

Energy Management

Power Consumption:850
Power consumption (idle):0.6
Power consumption (read):0.85
Power consumption (standby):0.6

Operational Conditions

Non-operating shock:1500
Non-operating vibration:3.13
Operating shock:1500
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 70
Operating vibration:2.17

Other Features

Device connectivity:Wired
Internal: Yes
Power consumption (active):850
Processor lithography:25
Uncorrectable Bit Error Rate (UBER):1 sector per 1016

Packaging Data

Bundled software:Intel Data Migration Software, Intel Solid-State Drive Toolbox

Performance

Data retention:5
Data Transfer Rate:6
Enhanced Power Loss Data Protection technology: No
Hardware encryption: Yes
Intel High Endurance Technology (HET): No
Latency (read):80
Latency (write):85
Lithography:25
Mean time between failures (MTBF):1200000
Memory Type:MLC
Random read (4KB):50000 / 85000
Random write (4KB):42000 / 60000 / 70000
Read Speed:550
S.M.A.R.T. support: Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit AES
Solid-state drive capacity:120 / 180 / 240 / 480
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA / Serial ATA III
SSD ARK ID:66248 / 66249 / 66250 / 66251
SSD temperature monitoring: No
Uncorrectable Bit Error Rate (UBER):1 sector per 1016
Write Speed:520

Power

Power Consumption:850
Power consumption (idle):0.6
Power consumption (read):0.85
Power consumption (standby):0.6

Software

Bundled software:Intel Data Migration Software, Intel Solid-State Drive Toolbox
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Born on date:Q1'12
Drive capacity:480
Launch date:2012-02-06T00:00:00
Market segment:MBL
Non-operating shock:1500
Non-operating vibration:3.13
Operating shock:1500
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 70
Operating vibration:2.17
Product name:Intel SSD 520 Series (480GB, 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s, 25nm, MLC)
Product type:19
Random read (8GB span):50000
Random write (8GB span):42000
Sequential reading:550
Sequential writing speed:520
SSD components:Intel NAND Flash Memory Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Technology
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:End of Life

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.276
Height:0.276
Weight:2.75