Intel 320 Series 2.5" 120GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - SSDSA2CW120G3K5 - Includes Desktop Install Kit
|Intel Solid-State Drives just got better. The next generation Intel SSD 320 Series offers built-in data protection features, better performance, larger capacities and more value for your money. Built with 25 nanometer Intel NAND Flash Memory, the Intel SSD 320 Series accelerates PC performance where it matters most. With random read performance up to 39,500 input/output operations per second (IOPS) and sequential read performance of up to 270 megabytes per second (MB/s), your PC will blaze through the most demanding applications and will handle intense multi-tasking needs. |
Couple that performance with random writes up to 23,000 IOPS and sequential writes up to 220MB/s to unleash your system. The Intel SSD 320 Series contains built-in features to help protect your data from external threats and internal system snags. Two data protection features guard your data from internal system mishaps. To reduce potential data loss, the Intel SSD 320 Series detects and protects from an unexpected system power loss. The Intel SSD 320 Series improves reliability by providing an array of surplus NAND flash. Available in a wide range of capacities, the Intel SSD 320 Series provides you with the flexibility to choose an SSD that best fits your need and budget.
The Intel SSD 320 Series delivers the highly responsive PC experience you desire. Install and manage the Intel SSD with two Intel utilities—the Intel Data Migration Software and the Intel SSD Toolbox with Intel SSD Optimizer. The Intel Data Migration Software helps you install an Intel SSD in an existing PC system. The Intel SSD Toolbox with Intel SSD Optimizer provides a powerful set of management, information, and diagnostic tools to maintain the health of your Intel SSD and optimize performance. With powerful Native Command Queuing that enables up to 32 concurrent operations; the Intel SSD 320 Series drastically outperform traditional hard disk drives.
Removed Western Digital Blue 500GB hard drive from a new Dell Vostro 460 and put this Intel SSD in. Instead of transferring the OS from old hard drive, I just did a fresh install of windows 7. The install of SSD is same as the regular hard drive. This drive is FAST! boots up in 15 seconds, the windows 7 logo never even gets to assemble together and I do not even get to see the welcome screen and it's already on desktop and ready to go. Plus it's dead silent, now I just hear the case fans spinning. Worth every penny and SSD is definitely the future Using passmark software, my drive read at 240MB/s, and write at 130MB/s.
Intel 320 120GB11/25/2011
This drive is quite reliable. Had it for 2 months now and nave not encounter any problems with it yet. The boot up speed is about the same as my WD Scorpio Black HDD. I had to update to the latest firmware from intel. This process took about 10min. Had to download the firmware and burn it to a CD.
This drive absolutely rocks! Installed in under 20 min. Boot time on a Dell Inspiron Core I3 with Win 7 Premium and 8gb of RAM - 13.5 seconds !!!SCREAMING FAST!!! Things to remember to make this smooth - (1)backup your data (2)backup your data (just in case you forget) (3) use the Intel provided version of Acronis to Clone Drive (4) keep your old drive handy for about 1 week to make sure all is well (5) install Intel SSD Toolbox to optimize drive and update firmware if needed (6) turn off DEFRAG in windows (7) turn off Indexing in windows (8) turn off PowerBoost in windows and remove devices (9) turn off Power Management for HDDs in windows. Enjoy!!!
Died after 2 months10/10/2011
all data was corrupted and unrecoverable after 2 months of installation, stay away!