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Intel 330 Series Solid-State Drive 120 GB SATA 6 Gb/s 2.5-Inch - SSDSC2CT120A3K5

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  • Capacity: 120 GB
  • Interface: SATA 6Gb/s
  • NAND Flash: MLC
  • 4KB Random Read (8GB span): up to 22,500 IOPS
  • 4KB Random Write (8GB span): up to 33,000 IOPS
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Size: 120 GB
  • Hard Drive: 120 GB
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Product Details

Size: 120 GB
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 4.7 x 1.8 inches ; 12 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B007P71J9W
  • Item model number: SSDSC2CT120A3K5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (180 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 27, 2012

Product Description

Size: 120 GB

Intel 330 Series SSDSC2CT120A3K5 2.5 inch 120GB SATA3 Solid State Drive (MLC)

Customer Reviews

This was very easy to install.
Keyser Soze
Overall great product and Intel has the best record for reliability for SSDs.
Knightsbridge1000
It boots much faster, and programs open almost instantly.
Thomas L. Greer

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53 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Brian Foreman on May 26, 2012
Size Name: 60 GB Verified Purchase
I have used various SSD drives but have always been happiest with Intel. These drives are astonishingly fast, and also include the mounting bracket you'll need to adapt them to a 3.5" bay (consider that worth about $13 when you're bargain-shopping against cheaper brands).

Installation could not be easier: connect power and a SATA cable (ideally to a 6GB/sec port, and no, you don't need a special cable for 6GB/sec) and you're done. After you've installed your Operating System (you ARE buying this to be your boot drive, right?), visit Intel's website for their SSD Toolbox software. This will properly configure certain Windows features (like Superfetch, Prefetch, Defrag and Trim) to optimize your SSD's functionality and keep it running smoothly for you.

With Windows 7 64-bit and all its updates installed, plus Microsoft Office Home & Business, I have used only 35GB of my 60GB drive, leaving plenty of room for other software. (Note: if you do the same thing and end up with less spare room, research "hibernate mode" for one potential reason. Also, if you are going to have more than 8GB of RAM installed, your Windows pagefile may need to be bigger than mine and take more room also. In short, your mileage may vary, but for most people, this drive is plenty big as long as you have a large second drive on which to store files.)

I have a large 1TB hard-drive for bulk storage, and with my Intel motherboard (check my other reviews) I get boot times of around 18 seconds---very nice (your boot-time mileage may vary, mostly based on whether or not your motherboard enables you to disable most of the Power-On Self Test functions or not). Two of these striped into a RAID 0 configuration will give you double the storage and even better throughput; for the rest of us, one of these is enough to make us very happy!
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By VXV on May 14, 2012
Size Name: 120 GB Verified Purchase
Not sure why I waited, maybe I psyched myself out, thinking I wouldn't like it.

What I was afraid of:

-Having to rewipe and start over losing an entire evening in updates. (Reality: Took me under an hour to install, load OS, do all the Win7 updates and move folders over from old drive)
-I wouldn't notice that much of a difference. (Reality: Bootup time under 15s, browsing speed faster, loading of all my games about 20% faster)

Things I didn't expect:

-Processor/case temps dropped slightly.

I'm very pleased so far with this drive. I'm considering now getting another for my notebook where I feel I'd get better battery life and faster performance.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By robotman321 on May 25, 2012
Size Name: 120 GB Verified Purchase
I'm running two of these in a RAID0.. Windows Loads so fast that it beats out the loading audio to the start screen.. it's amazing, installing applications.. well.. let's just say I blinked a few times and it was done.. these are truly amazing drives.

I will recommend these to everyone that asks, the sheer speed that they bring to the table will blow you away.. Couple these with a set of GeForce 560's (like I have) and prepare to never leave your computer..

I'll post a followup in a year with the performance updates with time..
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Knightsbridge1000 on July 5, 2012
Size Name: 120 GB Verified Purchase
The Intel 330 180GB was installed as the boot drive on an existing W7 64 bit desktop system. Because there were many applications already installed on the existing drive I chose not to do a fresh install but to clone the existing drive to the Intel SSD. Before doing the install I prepared the mechanical C drive by first eliminating unnecessary files then disabling features not needed by SSDs, such as indexing, system restore, and hibernation. This also reduces space Windows will use on the SSD. I then connected the SSD to the second Sata port on the motherboard. Instead of using Intel's Data Migration software I used the Acronis True Image Home 2012 bootable CD I already had and selected the clone feature on automatic settings and in about 10 minutes it was ready. I then replaced the original boot drive with the Intel SSD and rebooted. After booting I ran the Windows performance assessment tool and the system performance increased from 5.9 to 7.9. I than ran CrystalDiskMark and got the following speed in MB/s rounded to integer values:

Read Write
Seq 432 216
512 370 211
4K 21 53
4KQD32 200 200

As the data shows this unit delivers very strong performance. Waking from sleep mode the system is virtually instant. Applications launch instantly as well. At the sale price the 180GB unit comes in at about $.66/GB and is one of the best upgrades one can make to a desktop PC. Those upgrading laptops should check the physical dimension of this unit for space compatibility. Overall great product and Intel has the best record for reliability for SSDs.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By LimitedGovernment on August 15, 2012
Size Name: 180 GB Verified Purchase
This drive is fast and you get a lot of space for your dollar, but mine failed with a data integrity error within two months. I can't give this product anything higher than three stars for that reason. The only reason I didn't give it one or two stars is because Intel promises that they will send me a replacement in five business days. Hopefully this next one will be better.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. J. Nielsen on October 20, 2012
Size Name: 120 GB
I picked one of these up for my 2011 Mac Mini to replace the achingly slow built in 5400rpm drive. I chose Intel because after many months of research it appeared to be one of the most reliable brands. I do database work and I don't mind if it's not the absolute quickest drive but I cannot have any crashes. I purchased the logic board tool from ifixit.com and set to work. I swapped the drive out, and using the USB key I made when I upgraded to Mountain Lion, I was able to do a fresh install, pull down my data from my Time Machine backup, and was up and running in about an hour.

The drive is rock solid, I have run it for several weeks and it has been utterly reliable, no crashes which is a relief (after reading the OCZ reviews at least). I believe my machine runs a little cooler and the speed difference is mind blowing! My first SSD, and the difference is stunning. I did some before and after benchmarks and I found my apps load on average in 10% of the time they used to. Lightroom 4 used to take 45 seconds to load, now 4 seconds. I need apps to load fast now Mountain Lion likes to close them for me, so when previewing 10 documents you need to load Preview 10 times, it was slow enough before to irritate, now it is instant, which I think is the intention of Apple that our machines should load apps instantly in the future and restore all the windows when they do, just like on iOS. Now my machine is so fast I am happy with that idea.

The only issue I have had is when installing apps, it is so fast now it doesn't bother displaying a progress dialog so it looks like it hasn't done anything which was disconcerting the first couple of times until I realised what was happening. That is a problem I like having!!!
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