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alaScore 90

334 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 334 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the INTEL SSD 330 SERIES 180GB 9.5MM 2.5IN SATA3 6GB/S MLC RESELLER is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 334 reviews)

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With Intel you alway get what you pay for. They are not the cheapest but quality is there. This SSD paired with a i7-4770k at stock speed 8 seconds boot! Compared to a Patriot and a Crucial, there is no question as which is the fastest/best quality!

Blazing Fast ; High quality ; Good software support


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Great SSD!


I bought this about a year ago while building my mom's PC and all she does is browse the web. My little sister plays Minecraft and everything loads incredibly quick! Prior to that, they were using some 5400 RPM 20 GB hard drive and this really reduced...

Fast ; Was well priced for the space at the time ; Intel quality ; Came with everything I needed to put it in a case with no 2.5" bays


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My First Choice


With laptops failing often within a year, I tell all my customers to keep their important data files on an external drive, server, or in their cloud storage. Then I offer to speed up their laptop or desktop with this drive. Desktops can always have a...

Speed, brand, SandForce Controller, and sale priced at just $59!!! Used in both desktops and laptops without a problem. Over 10 purchased in the past year and no bricks or failures so far

None so far, but price has jumped ; Avoid the Intel controller found in SSD 330s that brick ; This SSD uses a Sandforce controller from LSI


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Very worthwhile upgrade


I'd recommend using this only for OS partitions to significantly decrease your boot time. (If it's faster game loading you're after, you'll probably want more than 60GB.) For best results, put your swap file/partition on a separate, traditional hard...

Can reduce OS boot times by more than 50 ; Silent ; Intel reliability

60GB is not a lot of space in this day and age, even for just OS partitions ; SSDs are still much more expensive per GB than traditional hard drives

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Intel 330 Series Maple Crest SSD


Very fast, came with a sticker and 3.5" mounting hardware, great warranty. Fantastic price

Has a possible compatibility issue with Windows 8 but that is Microsoft's fault

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Real Nice

Not much capacity

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Boot Drive Success


Was easier than I expected to be using this instead of a mechanical HDD. Once Windows "failed to start properly", but windows repaired it automatically. Cant prove that is the drive though. reboots in 13 seconds. Gets to the Login screen before my TV...

Wish it was cheaper

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Works well


Boots fast, loads games fast, no issues or crashes in the last few months of ownership. Using as boot drive in MSI GT 70 laptop in addition to the 750Gb disc

Didn't come with hardware to install in laptop bay, had to superglue, but I knew it didn't come with hardware so no egg loss

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Installed in an always-on remote serial data collection computer. Went with the Intel SSD since reliability is paramount given it's a 2-hour drive out to the site if something fails. Given that it's in a fanless system, low power/heat production was a...

Intel Reliability. Fast, low power usage. No moving parts, and virtually zero heat

None yet. Few dollars more than similarly-sized competition, but you get what you pay for

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Intel SSDSC2CT180A3K5


Though absolutely reliable, it isn't the fastest and performance starts to dip rather quickly, as with all Sandforce drives I've owned in the past. I think this will be the last SF drive I'll try unfortunately because I just can't get over how slow the...

Very reliable. Quick read speeds, Intel Toolbox is a pretty solid software, makes a good os/boot drive

Write speeds degrade pretty quickly and Trim does nothing to help. I started noticing it slowing down on file transfers a few months in. I have the 840pro on my main desktop and I write to that a lot more, but performance didn't drop much