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PQI S525, DK9320GD3R000A03 2.5 Inch 32GB SATA Solid State Drive (SSD, MLC) Retail Package, 2.5 INCH SATA II Solid State Drive Retail (SSD)

PQI S525, DK9320GD3R000A03 2.5 Inch 32GB SATA Solid State Drive (SSD, MLC) Retail Package, 2.5 INCH SATA II Solid State Drive Retail (SSD)
alaScore 81

22 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the PQI S525, DK9320GD3R000A03 2.5 Inch 32GB SATA Solid State Drive (SSD, MLC) Retail Package, 2.5 INCH SATA II Solid State Drive Retail (SSD) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 22 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Consumer review by:

1st venture into SSD

 

This has definitely improved the responsiveness of win7. Full install and updated OS and I still have 18GB free. Installed most of my everyday apps excluding games which are seated on a samsung 1tb drive. works great and there's no need for readyboost...

low power ; good price ; silent ; cool

only gives 5.9 in win7 Index ; was only 30GB instead of 32GB

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GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

 

Not too bad for the price, but they could be faster and brand new it already had 35k of dead flash!!! not alot of space but it looks bad.

Speeds a tad better than a 7200rpm 2.5" drive ; Network file copying is 2/3 faster ; Price, maybe

NOT ACTUAL SPEEDS POSTED ; read is about 110m/b s ; write is about 20m/b s

Consumer review by:

PQI DK9320GD3R000A03 2.5" 32GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

 

I will be buying more for my servers now.

very fast and very silent unless you put your ear to the drive. doubled the life in my notebook from 4 hours to about 7.5 which i love about this drive. amazingly fast and a must buy for any performance computer. as long as your computer has a sata...

first was killed by shippers but the second is great and i also have a 64gb pqi that is also great. small but the best value ssd on the market. no TRIM support but with the money i have saved i can buy 2 for the price of an ssd with TRIM

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Good Introductory SSD

 

To maximize the SSD in Windows XP, you'll need to disable the following: Pre-fetcher, system indexing, disk caching, system restore, time stamp, NTFS change journal, and hibernation. With these tweaks, it minimize how often the OS unnecessarily write...

Relatively Inexpensive ; Fast Read Speeds

Relatively Slow Write Speed ; Requires OS tuning

Consumer review by:

SSD on the cheap

 

I installed this in a Asus 1000he and I'm getting crazy fast boot times with Ubuntu. Overall this is not an excellent drive, but it is satisfactory. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a solid state drive on a budget.

(Relatively) inexpensive, shock proof, quick, low power draw, RoHS. The included cable, while I won't be using it with the drive, is handy. The drive was packaged nicely and was a treat to unbox :D

More a fault of the technology than the product but its rather pricey. The drive itself is rather basic with no auto wear leveling, cache, or other frills

Consumer review by:

PQI DK9320GD3R000A03 2.5" 32GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Retail

 

Get this! It is a great little product!

It is great little drive. Increases performance. Comes with a USB port

Its around 29.8gb so its small

Consumer review by:

DO NOT BUY

 

low power

2 weeks of using it, I turn my computer on and it said there was no OS present. I was thinking ok, darn I have to format, but I was ok with that... don't mine formatting at all I can't format it, tried both a linux + windows vista, win 7 cd, cant do...

Consumer review by:

Works great!

 

I use it as my OS drive, where it runs Windows 2008 Server Std flawlessly. I have a Raid 1 1TB setup for data. So far I have seen NO problems whatsoever, except that I am running out of space!

Silent, fast, easy to integrate

Since I have nowhere to really mount it, it's pretty much sitting on top of a nest of wires inside my case. It's only 32GB

Consumer review by:

Good read speed, slow write speed

 

Wish I could justify the cost of a larger capacity drive!

Good read speed, feels significantly faster than 7200rpm sata II disks. Write speeds feel about the same as 7200rpm sata II speeds (not bad, just not WOW fast) ; USB connection is pretty slick

none. Drive works as designed

Consumer review by:

meh

 

It's really only good for storage...but why would you get a 32gb ssd for storage?

usb interface is cool i guess? I can't say I have any use for it

Absolutely horrid at frequent writes. Definately not a good drive for installing an OS on. Having your web cache on this drive will slow your browser to a crawl. Avoid putting anything on this drive that you need frequent access to

Product Specifications

What is SSD and how is it different from traditional hard drive? SSD stands for Solid State Drive. It is used for mainstream modern day PC/laptop. PQI SSD includes double headed USB cable for use as an external hard drive. SSD is shock proof and provide faster read/write speeds over traditional hard drive. How Fast is Fast? Presently, the only SSD capable of reaching stable performance results of 170MB/s read and 100MB/s write speed is PQI SSD. The performance misconception The true performance of an SSD cannot be understood unless one has had the opportunity to utilize one. Even watching a short deom is not a fair representation. We are so used to grading the performance of a HD by its read and write benchmarks that we instinctively look to this from the SSD as well. The magic of the SSD comes less so from the read and write benchmakrs and more so from the incredible access speed that it can achieve. An SSD searches similarly to that of your PC. It finds something by index and then retrieves it as the computer would from RAM. With the typical consumer owned hard drive, it take 10-15ms, on average, to find information and retrive it because of the disk spinning, arm pivoting above and having to find the information on each pass and so on. This is compounded by the fact that a large file on a HD can take several passes to retrieve, each pass being 10-15ms on average compared to the 0.1ms total time of the SSD. This is why so many programs seem to open instantly with an SSD. Diagram of SSD: PQI 2.5 inch SATA interface Solid State Disk (SSD) is compatible with maintstream modern day PCs / laptops. SSDs are shock proof and provide faster / write speeds over traditional hard disks. Features Small form factor with Serial ATA interface connector High performance and reliable Quiet operation 5.0V operating voltage MTBF: 1.5M hours Specifications Interface: SATA II interface Capacity: 128GB Data Transfer Rate: 2.5in (MLC) Read up to 170 MB/s Write up to 100 MB/s OS Supported
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