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Intel 320 Series 80 GB SATA 3.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid-State Drive

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  • Intel Solid-State Drives have no moving parts, resulting in a quiet, cool, rugged storage solution
  • Intel SSD 320 Series brings high-performance storage and reliability to notebook and desktop systems
  • Random read performance of 38,000 input/output operations/second (IOPS) and sequential read performance of 270 megabytes/ second (MB/s)
  • Couple that performance with random writes of 10,000 IOPS and sequential writes of 90MB/s to unleash your system.
  • The Intel Data Migration Software clones the operating system and files from a hard drive or SSD to any Intel SSD.
  • Desktop install kit: drive bracket and screws, SATA signal cable and SATA power cable.
  • Included in the box: SSD, quick install guide, mini CD-ROM with warranty,
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Intel
  • Model: SSDSA2CW080G3K5
  • Hard Disk Size: 80.00 GB
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Hardware Platform: PC, Mac, Unix, Linux
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 4.7 x 5.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004UG3YUS
  • Item model number: SSDSA2CW080G3K5
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 28, 2011

Product Description

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.

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Customer Reviews

Very simple install.
Stephen N
Still, I think the performance is worth it.
willdeng
Still got a blue screen.
RdL

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Well Read on November 27, 2011
Dont worry about the firmware. It will either be correct or incredibly easy to update as you will see below.

I bought this drive from another seller for a slightly higher after tax price. Wish Amazon would have dropped the price a day sooner! I had it installed 3 hours after buying it using the "clone drive" method. I decided to forgo the technically superior route of a clean install and take the expedient road instead. Here is a condensed version of the installation process:
1. Make sure you current disk space usage is smaller than your new ssd and that your BIOS is set ACHI for the HD interface (hit F2 on boot start up to access).
2. This box does not have the needed cable for data migration (or cloning) via a laptop usb port. Buy one. I bought an enclosure so I could convert the hard drive into a portable. You will need a SATA to USB cable or hard drive enclosure. These are cheap about $8 or less.
3. Attach or enclose your ssd and attach to your laptop's usb port.
4. Check to see if it is attached by looking for a USB device (you should see it as it is installing and then on the task bar) it will not show up as hard drive under Windows Explorer.
5. Down load and run the migration software available from Intel for free (see included miniCD).
6. Cloning process may take over an hour and will go quicker if you clean up and delete unneeded files first.
7. When cloning is finished swap drives
8. Run Disk Tools which is another Freebie from Intel and use Optimizer to adjust TRIM, Defrag and download and install the latest FIRMWARE.

Now your done.

My boot time went from 2.5 minutes to 40 seconds. Windows EI went from 4.5 to 7.0.

No problems.

11/27 make sure you get this on sale with the rebate for a net $70!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on December 13, 2011
I had a 80 GB Intel SSD for about two years, and wanted to raid to increase capacity. I ordered this drive and added to my current 80gb and setup as a Raid 0, windows performance index is now maxed out at 7.9 out of 7.9 on the Disk Drive speed. Boot time from when you enter your windows password is about 2 seconds. What Else can a person ask for, upgrade to the Intel SSD, you can't go wrong.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 25, 2012
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I got what I ordered at a fair price, delivered as promised, thanks vendor.

The 320 isn't the latest & greatest, but it works. I heard of kinks in earlier releases, but not here. Literally, I plugged in, turned on, bios said hello, and we were off to the install races.

And it is quiet. Duh, no moving parts. The laptop's battery time has been increased, the boot time is smoke'n, and program load speed is appreciated.

Good use of a few dollars, took an older laptop and gave it more time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Guilherme on September 26, 2011
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Simply put, SSD's in general are jaw-dropping. I'm a developer, and a major nerd. That means I research a LOT before buying. I chose Intel because they are famed in doing data-storage hardware the way they're supposed to be: RELIABLE.

Right now this baby is rocking my Lenovo Ideapad Z470 w/ Intel Core i5 2410M. Boots up Ubuntu 11.04 in precise 10 seconds.

Used it for a while with Windows 7, achieved also impressive boot times of 30 seconds.

For a Linux install, 80 GB is plenty. Bought a 500 GB external Hard-Drive for all my file-storage needs, so my SSD keeps only system + apps + virtual machines + music.

In conclusion: This is a sure buy. Have fun ;)

PS: Beware of the Windows bloat... A fresh Win7 install will eat up something like 20 GBs, whereas Linux can live happily with 6 GB. (Under Ubuntu, my system partition is only 12GB, 6.something is free).
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By willdeng on June 13, 2011
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SSDs have come a long way. I remember when they cost over a thousand dollars for a couple gigabytes of memory and even then, the speed and reliability didn't match traditional platter based hard drives. All of that has changed however as I am sure that you've heard that solid state drives can speed up your computer several times compared to hard drives with spinning parts. With new SSD controllers and lower cost per GB, it is becoming a great time to switch over to a SSD. The second generation of Intel SSDs, is a great place to start.

The Intel 320 SSD isn't my first SSD that I've had. I remember installing my first SSD and then wondering, well what is all the hype about. Sure it was a bit faster but the cost to performance ratio at the time was not worth it. I've researched and played around with a lot of solid state drives (I've owned OCZ products and Intel's first generation SSD) and until now I haven't really been able to recommend SSDs to people because they were so expensive. The Intel 320 changes all of that, providing fast speeds and great reliability at a good price.

PROS
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- Boot up and shutdown times are greatly reduced. ~20 seconds to boot up and less than 5 seconds to fully shutdown (results may vary of course).
- Dramatic performance increase. Everything runs more smoothly with an SSD. I haven't done any benchmarks on this particular SSD but just take my word for it. You can search online for more precise reviews.
- No spinning parts. In a laptop, this is important because traditional hard drives use up more power and create heat due to friction so with an SSD, you can save power and stay cooler. Not to mention it doesn't make any noise.
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