|Hard Drive||180 GB|
INTEL 520 Series 180GB 2.5 Reseller - SSDSC2CW180A3K5
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|Sold By||—||Amazon.com||Technology Traders||Electronics Deals LLC||Sab Computer||Hard2FindParts|
|Data Transfer Rate||6 Gb per second||6||6 Gb per second||750 MB per second||6||750 MB per second|
|Device Type||—||Solid State Drives||Solid State Drives||—||Solid State Drives||—|
|Digital Storage Capacity||6 GB||250 GB||—||6 GB||—||120 GB|
|Flash Memory Installed Size||180||250||180||180||180||120|
|Hard-Drive Size||180 GB||250 GB||180 GB||180 GB||180 GB||120 GB|
|Hard Disk Form Factor||2.5 in||2.5 in||2.5 in||2.5 in||2.5 in||2.5 in|
|Hardware Connectivity||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 3.0 Gb/s||EIDE|
|Hardware Platform||—||PC||—||PC||pc, laptop||—|
|Item Dimensions||4.13 x 0.37 x 2.78 in||2.75 x 3.94 x 0.27 in||0.75 x 6 x 4.5 in||3.95 x 2.75 x 0.28 in||4.3 x 6 x 0.9 in||4.6 x 5.7 x 1.9 in|
|Item Weight||2.72 ounces||2.33 ounces||4.8 ounces||—||4 ounces||0.75 lb|
|Memory Storage Capacity||180 GB||250 GB||180 GB||—||180 GB||120 GB|
|Optical Storage Read Speed||—||540||—||—||540||—|
|Writing speed of the optical memory||—||520||—||—||490||—|
|Size||One Size||250 GB||180 GB||—||180 GB||—|
Intel 520 Series Cherryville SSDSC2CW180A3K5 2.5" 180GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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The read/write speeds on this device are phenomenal. Windows 8 boots, from the moment I press the start button to the login screen, in about five seconds. Applications like Google Chrome load instantly, and others like Libreoffice take no more than a second to load from a cold start. Also, loading of levels or maps in games is now almost instantaneous.
This drive is quiet, which should be obvious since there are no moving parts. As a side effect, there aren't any vibrations coming from it either. Now the only part moving in my laptop is the cooling fan, and I am no longer bothered by the low hum of a HDD.
Power consumption for this drive is great. I can now push six hours on a charge compared to five hours before with the HDD.
Support is pretty good. Intel has their SSD Toolbox available for download which provides functionality like service configuration, diagnostics, updating firmware, etc, for extending the usable lifespan of SSDs. Also, having a five year warranty is always nice.
Unfortunately, I have encountered some problems. The cables which come with the SSD are for desktop machines. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but a USB-to-SATA adapter which was recommended in the manual for data migrations in laptops was absent. While I did have a spare drive bay, this can be an inconvenience for anyone trying to migrate their data from one drive to another.
Another thing was that the migration utility could not migrate my data, having chosen the new SSD as a target drive while failing to select my HDD at all. I had to manually migrate data between the two drives, which was a nuisance. It seems that the problems were caused by the GPT layout of the HDD, which is a ridiculous problem to have in 2012 after Windows 8 ships with GPT by default.
Besides the problematic experience regarding data migration, I am very satisfied with the drive and I recommend it.
Installation was easy.
It bolts in like any other harddrive. My biggest problem was that the two harddrive bays in my laptop were unlabeled and I had to take a gamble on which one actually contained my install of windows. That's not Intel's fault, but it was the biggest problem with installing this drive. It came with a molex to sata power converter, a sata cable, a 2.5 to 3.5 converter tray, and all the screws I might have needed in desktop or laptop.
Migration was easy.
The Intel migration tools are nice and simple. All I had to do was install the tool and tell it to migrate. It even automagically found my new SSD as the destination and my windows install as the source. It restarted the computer into the transfer utility and did it all the appropriate moving and resizing to put my 500gb Windows 7 installation on the 180gb SSD. After that I had to change the boot priority of the drives to make my laptop boot to the SSD instead of my old mechanical one.
The drive is crazy fast.
The speed of this drive is just silly. My computer boots and finishes loading all programs so fast that everything is loaded before my wifi adapter can connect to my network. This means I have the first world problem that Steam completely loads before there is internet connectivity and complains that it is offline. Copying files from one location to another on the drive happens at speeds so fast I don't feel the need to benchmark it. Booting up my laptop takes about 15 seconds because of my bios wait time and shutting down takes about two seconds.
Head parking sounds traded for an odd sound after standby.
I have noticed that my laptop makes a high pitched sound when coming out of standby. It lasts about three seconds and goes away. I think there's something that the soundcard might be picking up from the drive. It's not too bad and only happens right after standby so I'm O.K. with it. I'm happy to trade the frequent sound of the mechanical drives parking their heads for a short sound that only happens after standby.
As an overall review I will say that Intel SSD drives will probably go into any new machine I build and recommendations I make to other people regarding builds.
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