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Intel Solid-State Drive 520 Series - Solid state drive - 240 GB - internal - 2.5" - SATA-600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 527 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and size are overall positive. The reliability and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Intel Solid-State Drive 520 Series - Solid state drive - 240 GB - internal - 2.5" - SATA-600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Intel Solid-State Drive 520 Series - Solid state drive - 240 GB - internal - 2.5" - SATA-600

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 3 user reviews of Intel Solid-State Drive 520 Series - Solid state drive - 240 GB - internal - 2.5" - SATA-600 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

100% 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 60GB 6GB/S MLC Resell 25nm Solid State DriveIntel SSD 520 Series 2.5 inch 180GB 6GB/S MLC OEM 25nm Solid State Drive

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Amazon.com review summary for Intel Solid-State Drive 520 Series - Solid state drive - 240 GB - internal - 2.5" - SATA-600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 276 user reviews of Intel Solid-State Drive 520 Series - Solid state drive - 240 GB - internal - 2.5" - SATA-600 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 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 - SSDSC2CW060A310 (Drive Only)Intel 520 Series Solid-State Drive 480 GB SATA 6 Gb/s 2.5-Inch - SSDSC2CW480A310 (Drive Only)

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Intel Solid-State Drive 520 Series (240GB - SATA-600)

 

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.

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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...

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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

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"Great SSD, big performance bang for laptop"

 

This SSD went into a Dell XPS 17 L702X, and really helps performance. Boots very quickly, and everything comes up quickly and runs well. Had an easy installation experience using "Paragon Migrate OS to SSD", which, it is said, takes care of partition...

Makes the speed of my laptop at least as good as my 2008 quad-core desktop (which also has SSD). Faster than I expected.

Less expensive than my previous Intel SSD that's in my desktop system, but still a little on the high side.

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Speedy like an SSD should be

 

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

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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

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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.

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Super fast

 

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

Super fast, reliable

Not enough storage space

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The best for the price!

 

Why buy one when you can buy two for double the price! Either way, you won't regret the purchase.

Everything is a pro with one or two of these (or even more if you have RAID-capable ports to spare)! I am running two in a RAID0 and am getting 1GB/sec random reads/writes via AIDA64

Cons? For $265 and the best random access times in the business, plus 1GB/sec sustained transfer rates... you won't see me complaining quite yet : )

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Very Quick

 

Very quick and stable. Haven't had any issues with speed or with reliability or losing data

A little on the pricey side compared to it's competition. It's kind of get what you pay for though