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Intel 530 Series

Intel 530 Series
alaScore 90

199 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 199 reviews of Intel 530 Series. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, 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 530 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Intel 530 Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Intel 530 Series from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Intel 530 Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Intel 530 Series from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, 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.

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Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Zachary K. (newegg.com)

Great cost/space ratio

 

Great buy, but the frustration it could potentially cause someone else along with the frustration I've had trying to mount it are a little too much for the 5-star.

When I bought it, the price per GB of solid state storage was great Easy to use! I did have to download the Intel drive manager, but this was no problem as this was a supplemental drive, not a primary one. Trying to do this if this were my primary...

No hard mounting available! I felt as if this was intended for use in laptops, not desktops, so the lack of any means to mount it in my case was hardly unexpected. Still, any way to mount it would have been great. This would have mattered a lot more if...

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Works well

 

I would recommend this especially in a media center

I have this in my Intel Nuc and it's been great. No issues at all and handles everything I throw at it.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Stephen C. (newegg.com)

M.2 drive. Nice.

 

I had some problems trying to clone my HDD, but it may have been my own learning curve at play. Once I installed the OS it's been running like a champ. I really just wanted to try out an M.2 SSD, so I installed it on my GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK...

Reasonably fast, no problems since installing OS (Win 7 Pro 64-bit), great warranty, Intel reliability

Green color, 180GB can fill up mighty quick

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: RICHARD W. (newegg.com)

Still One of the Best

 

Have used Intel SSDs for over five years My first SSD was an Intel 160 GB Never had a problem with an Intel SSD I don't want anything other than Intel and "S" SSDs.

Rock Solid Totally dependable As fast as any Good supporting software -- Intel Toolbox

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Amber A. (newegg.com)

SSD

 

fast. super fast I put my OS on here, no problem, and it works FAST. I love it. easy to install, easy to use, no issues whatsoever

other than price... nothing.

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Nice SSD

 

Got this for $239 back in Dec 2014. A bit too pricey, but so far it's been extremely reliable. Came with a 3.5" mounting bracket. Been very satisfied with it

N/A

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Bradley D. (newegg.com)

Nice SSD

 

Got this for $239 back in Dec 2014. A bit too pricey, but so far it's been extremely reliable. Came with a 3.5" mounting bracket. Been very satisfied with it.

N/A

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Intel

 

Intel Always my pick because of reliability too bad it's not 100% 5 eggs well there are always people don't know what they are doing

price can be more competitive, but everything comes with price

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Intel

 

Intel ; Always my pick because of reliability ; too bad it's not 100% 5 eggs ; well there are always people don't know what they are doing

price can be more competitive, but everything comes with price

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

EXCELLENT PRICE !!

 

GREAT PRODUCT, LOW PRICE, GREAT DELIVERY

NONE

Jul, 2015

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Silver
Internal: Yes
Product codename:Dale Crest
Product Family:Consumer SSD
Product series:Intel 530
RoHS compliance: Yes
Size:2.5
SSD form factor:2.5" / M.2 / mSATA

Energy Management

Operating voltage:3.3 / 5
Power consumption (idle):0.055 / 0.125
Power consumption (read):0.14 / 0.195
Power consumption (sleep mode):0.005
Power consumption (write):0.14 / 0.195

Operational Conditions

Non-operating shock:1500
Non-operating vibration:3.13
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating shock:1500
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 70
Operating vibration:2.17
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature range (T-T):-55 - 95

Other Features

Internal: Yes
Processor lithography:20
Uncorrectable Bit Error Rate (UBER):<1 sector per 10^16 bits read

Performance

Data Transfer Rate:6
ECC: Yes
End-to-End Data Protection:Y
Endurance rating (for 5 years):20
Enhanced Power Loss Data Protection technology: No
Hardware encryption: / Yes
Hot-swap: Yes
Intel High Endurance Technology (HET): No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Latency (read):80
Latency (write):85
Lithography:20
Mean time between failures (MTBF):1200000
Memory Type:MLC
Native command queuing (NCQ): Yes
RAID support: Yes
Random read (100% span):24000
Random read (4KB):41000 / 48000
Random write (100% span):80000
Random write (4KB):37000 / 80000
Read Speed:540
S.M.A.R.T support: Yes
S.M.A.R.T. support: Yes
Security algorithms:256-bit AES
Sequential writing:
Solid-state drive capacity:120 / 180 / 240 / 360 / 480 / 80
Solid-state drive interface:mini-SATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:mSATA / Serial ATA III
SSD ARK ID:75328 / 75331 / 75333 / 75334 / 75336 / 75337 / 75338 / 75611 / 75613 / 75614 / 77948 / 77949 / 77950
SSD temperature monitoring: No
SSD usage tag:Consumer
TRIM support: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes
Write Speed:480 / 490

Power

Operating voltage:3.3 / 5
Power consumption (idle):0.055 / 0.125
Power consumption (read):0.14 / 0.195
Power consumption (sleep):0.005
Power consumption (write):0.14 / 0.195

Software

Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Born on date:Q3'13
Drive capacity:120 / 180 / 240 / 360 / 480 / 80
Form Factor:mSATA
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Interface:SATA 3.0 6Gb/S
Launch date:2013-07-24T00:00:00 / 2013-07-31T00:00:00 / 2013-09-09T00:00:00
Market segment:MBL
Non-operating shock:1500
Non-operating vibration:3.13
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating shock:1500
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 70
Operating vibration:2.17
Product brief URL:http://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/product-briefs/ssd-530-brief.pdf
Product name:Intel SSD 530 Series (120GB, 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s, 20nm, MLC) / Intel SSD 530 Series (120GB, PCIe Module mSATA 6Gb/s, 20nm, MLC) / Intel SSD 530 Series (180GB, 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s, 20nm, MLC) / Intel SSD 530 Series (180GB, PCIe Module mSATA 6Gb/s, 20nm, MLC) / Intel SSD 530 Series (240GB, 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s, 20nm, MLC) / Intel SSD 530 Series (240GB, PCIe Module mSATA 6Gb/s, 20nm, MLC) / Intel SSD 530 Series (360GB, 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s, 20nm, MLC) / Intel SSD 530 Series (360GB, M.2 80mm SATA 6Gb/s, 20nm, MLC) / Intel SSD 530 Series (480GB, 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s, 20nm, MLC) / Intel SSD 530 Series (80GB, 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s, 20nm, MLC) / Intel SSD 530 Series (80GB, PCIe Module mSATA 6Gb/s, 20nm, MLC)
Product type:19
Random read (8GB span):24000 / 41000 / 45000 / 48000
Random write (8GB span):29500 / 80000
Sequential reading:540
Sequential writing speed:480 / 490
Source data-sheet:
SSD components:Intel NAND Flash Memory Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Technology
SSD hardware encryption:AES 256 bit
SSD interface:SATA 3.0 6Gb/S
SSD power consumption (active):140 mW
SSD power consumption (idle):55 mW
SSD shock:1,000 G (Max) at 0.5 msec / 1000 G (Max) at 0.5 msec / 1500 G (Max) at 0.5 msec
SSD weight:< 10 grams / Up to 78 grams
Status:4 / Launched
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-55 - 95
Storage temperature range (T-T):-55 - 95

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.75
Height:0.1457 / 0.146 / 0.15 / 0.276
Weight:0.353 / 2.75
Width:3.95