Buy used:
$169.99
+ $4.30 shipping
Used: Like New | Details
Sold by Techdeal LLC
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: fully tested in great condition with one year warranty
Include

2-Year PC Peripherals Protection Plan

from Asurion, LLC

  • Asurion Protection Plan, Formerly Canopy, product service plans you know and trust
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Intel 320 Series 600 GB SATA 3.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid-State Drive

4.0 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

Available from these sellers.
    This fits your .
  • Enter your model number to make sure this fits.
  • Perfect for Decreasing Load Times in VR
  • Random read performance of 39,500 input/output operations per second (IOPS) and sequential read performance of 270 megabytes per second (MB/s)
  • Couple that performance with random writes of 23,000 IOPS and sequential writes of 220MB/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.
  • Intel SSD 320 Series come pre-configured with Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 128-bit full-disk encryption capabilities.
2 new from $399.88 1 used from $169.99

Upgrade Your Gadgets.
Shop the must-have new computer products. Learn more

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Intel
  • Model Number: SSDSA2CW600G3K5
  • Hard Disk Size: 600 GB
  • Manufacturer Warranty Description: 3 years
  • Hardware Platform: PC, Mac, Unix, Linux
See more technical details

Product Description

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.

From the Manufacturer

What is an SSD, and Why Is It Important?
Processor
The "brains" of the PC that performs key operations
Memory
Provides temporary storage for instructions and data
SSD
Provides ultra-fast storage for applications and data
Graphics Card
Processes graphical information and provides connectivity to displays
Optical Drive
Allows the PC to read data stored on optical discs like CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray*
Motherboard
The foundation of the PC, usually that connects key components together


The Intel 320 Series Solid-State Drive (600 GB) provides an advanced alternative to traditional hard drives with increased speeds, low power consumption, and high reliability. Designed without moving parts, the drive provides quiet and cool operation, while flash memory technology offers faster boot-up, application launch, and file loading. And with the convenience of Intel's migration software and toolbox, it's easy to set up and maintain your SSD.

callout top with logo
Intel 320 Series Solid-State Drive (600 GB)
At a Glance:
  • Flash technology for increased processing speeds and multitasking

  • Built-in features protect data from internal and external threats

  • Intel utilities make installation easy and optimize performance

  • No moving parts for higher reliability and longer life span

  • Backed by a five-year limited warranty
callout bottom
Intel 320 Series Solid-State Drive (600 GB) Product Shot
Intel's 320 Series SSD offers outstanding speed and performance while remaining cool and quiet. View larger.
Intel 320 Series Solid-State Drive (600 GB) Product Shot
The standard 2.5-inch form factor makes it easy to install on nearly any laptop. View larger.
Flash Technology Easily Handles Multiple Operations
With Intel's flash technology, the 320 Series Solid-State Drive (SSD) features a flash system that can easily handle up to 32 concurrent operations at once. Even with the most demanding applications, the drive remains cool and quiet.

Built-In Data Protection Adds Security
A variety of data protection features protect your information from internal and external threats, so you can use this 320 Series drive with confidence. Encryption technology secures your personal data in the event of theft or loss. In case of an unexpected power loss, all data is written from the cache to the drive, protecting your data.

Tool Suite for Easy Setup and Troubleshooting
The 320 Series Solid-State Drive includes free Intel utilities that help you install and manage your hard drive. If you install the SSD in an existing PC system, Intel's Data Migration Software quickly replicates the operating system and all files from the PC hard drive, so you can begin using the drive immediately.

Intel's SSD Toolbox features a wide range of tools that help you optimize the performance of your 320 Series drive. With this toolbox, you can securely erase your SSD or configure your system to take full advantage of available features.

Low Power Consumption Increases Mobility
The low power needs of the 320 Series SSD translate to a longer battery life and a lighter notebook, which means you can increase the capacity and speed of your laptop without the added weight of a larger battery.

Rugged, Reliable Design
With no moving parts and the ability to withstand bumps and shocks without losing precious data, the 320 Series drive offers increased speed and performance without sacrificing reliability.

Warranty Information
The Intel 320 Series Solid-State Drive (600 GB) is backed by a manufacturer's five-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Intel 320 Series Solid-State Drive (600 GB) and installation kit.


Intel 320 Series Solid State Drives


40 GB SATA Solid-State Drive - SSD (Retail box)


80 GB SATA Solid-State Drive - SSD (Retail box)


120 GB SATA Solid-State Drive - SSD (Retail box)


160 GB SATA Solid-State Drive - SSD (Retail box)


300 GB SATA Solid-State Drive - SSD (Retail box)


600 GB SATA Solid-State Drive - SSD (Retail box)
Storage Capacity (GB)4080120160300600
NAND Flash Components25nm Intel NAND Flash Memory Multi-Level Cell25nm Intel NAND Flash Memory Multi-Level Cell25nm Intel NAND Flash Memory Multi-Level Cell25nm Intel NAND Flash Memory Multi-Level Cell25nm Intel NAND Flash Memory Multi-Level Cell25nm Intel NAND Flash Memory Multi-Level Cell
Bandwidth (Sustained Sequential Read/Write)Up to 200 MB/s
Up to 45 MB/s
Up to 270 MB/s
Up to 90 MB/s
Up to 270 MB/s
Up to 130 MB/s
Up to 270 MB/s
Up to 165 MB/s
Up to 270 MB/s
Up to 205 MB/s
Up to 270 MB/s
Up to 220 MB/s
Read Latency75 microseconds75 microseconds75 microseconds75 microseconds75 microseconds75 microseconds
Write Latency90 microseconds90 microseconds90 microseconds90 microseconds90 microseconds90 microseconds
Random I/O Operations per Second (IOPS) (Random 4KB Read/Write)Up to 30,000 IOPS /
Up to 3,700
IOPS
Up to 38,000 IOPS /
Up to 10,000 IOPS
Up to 38,000 IOPS /
Up to 14,000 IOPS
Up to 39,000 IOPS /
Up to 21,000 IOPS
Up to 39,500 IOPS /
Up to 23,000 IOPS
Up to 39,500 IOPS /
Up to 23,000 IOPS
InterfaceSATA 3 Gb/s, compatible with SATA 1.5 Gb/sSATA 3 Gb/s, compatible with SATA 1.5 Gb/sSATA 3 Gb/s, compatible with SATA 1.5 Gb/sSATA 3 Gb/s, compatible with SATA 1.5 Gb/sSATA 3 Gb/s, compatible with SATA 1.5 Gb/sSATA 3 Gb/s, compatible with SATA 1.5 Gb/s
Form Factor2.5-inch2.5-inch2.5-inch2.5-inch2.5-inch2.5-inch
Life Expectancy (Mean Time Between Failure)1.2 Million Hours1.2 Million Hours1.2 Million Hours1.2 Million Hours1.2 Million Hours1.2 Million Hours
Power ConsumptionActive: 150 mW Typical
Idle: 100 mW Typical
Active: 150 mW Typical
Idle: 100 mW Typical
Active: 150 mW Typical
Idle: 100 mW Typical
Active: 150 mW Typical
Idle: 100 mW Typical
Active: 150 mW Typical
Idle: 100 mW Typical
Active: 150 mW Typical
Idle: 100 mW Typical


Product Information

Product Dimensions 1.8 x 4.7 x 5.7 inches
Item Weight 11.7 ounces
Shipping Weight 12.2 ounces
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
ASIN B004T0DNII
Item model number SSDSA2CW600G3K5
Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,365 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Data Storage > Internal Solid State Drives
Date first available at Amazon.com March 28, 2011

Warranty & Support

Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Feedback

Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

I had three Intel 320 600GB drives, including the two warranty replacements I received over the course of about 1.5 years. All three failed with the 8MB bug, even after applying the firmware updates to supposedly fix the 8MB bug.

It is obvious from dealing with Intel customer support that they have absolutely no intention of fixing the issue, which makes me suspect it's in the actual hardware, nor do they care about your data one scrap. Each time I called the first thing they suggested was doing a secure erase - i.e. completely wiping the drive, which also destroys any chance of data recovery.

I finally obtained a refund from Intel and purchased a non-Intel drive, after having to pay for data recovery on the third failure due to my backup being about 2 days out of date. Thank goodness that I otherwise had a robust backup solution in place.

Intel deserve a class action over this product, it is fundamentally flawed and only a matter of time before it loses all of your data. The reliability is far worse than any platter drive, despite Intel's claims about reliability. In 15 years I have never experienced an IT product which could so catastrophically lose your all of your data multiple times.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
The model I bought was the 300GB. I installed it as a second hard drive on my OWC data doubler equipped early 2011 17 inch Macbook Pro. The boot drive was a factory installed 128 GB Apple (Toshiba) SSD while the Intel 320 will act as a container for my files. I do a lot of video editing on the go for a living, not the fancy kind you see in Hollywood but for education, businesses and legal documentation so its pretty obvious I need to move quite a lot of video footage that are gigabytes worth of data.

I used to do my video editing on a quad core i7 iMac equipped with a regular hard drive and I can really feel the difference in saving, duplicating files, and basically moving them around. I don't really know how fast this SSD is objectively but it does feels twice as fast as the iMac's 7200 RPM drive and I'm very satisfied with that. I'm not really a techie but I have been learning from my geekier friends and they all recommend Intel vs the faster SSD out there such as the OCZ drives because of reliability. Well, I have been hammering this SSD with gigabytes of video footage everyday, filling to capacity it at times, transferring raw footage back and forth to my external firewire drives for over 6 months already and so far it still works perfectly.

I'm sorely tempted to upgrade to the 600GB version in the future when the budget permits. So far I have nothing but good things to say.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
I used this drive in a late 2008 Unibody Macbook Pro. Works great, and made me go from cursing my slow Macbook, to marveling at it's speed!

There have been various reports on the internet of this drive having various issues, but I've had none. After several years of use, more than 4,000 hours of power on use, 2500 power cycles, 50 unsafe shutdowns, and 6TB of writes, I still have 100% of my drive life left, according to SMART. If I can sustain my current use patterns, the write endurance of this drive should last 20-50 years......longer than the life of the laptop.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
I installed this 600GB unit on a Lenovo Thinkpad T510 laptop / Windows 7 as an upgrade to the internal 260GB AES128 encrypting hard drive and am very happy with the performance on bootup time, program load, and resume from hibernation.

Installation went without a hitch - the 9MM height is physically compatible with the existing HD in the laptop, and I could reuse the mounting hardware. In my case, I backed up the existing HD image first with Acronis, then restored to the SSD, although the Lenovo Image Backup utility would also have worked for that. Note that the standard Intel migration software works fine for a desktop where both hard drives can be installed at the same time, laptop migrations will require a USB-to-SATA adapter, either sold separately or packaged in a different SKU of the Intel "Retail Package".

When I restored, I forgot to expand the partition size. It originally came up as 260 GB of space, but fortunately Windows 7 includes functionality to expand the disk partition to use the rest of the space (557.7 Gb user space total)

I installed the Intel SSD toolbox; it recommended turning off Superfetch on my system, which I did.

Being concerned about the latest software, I also checked the firmware version as recommended on the packaging insert. This is the only thing supremely confusing - the Intel firmware page lists the latest version as 1.7 , January 2011 , while the SSD toolbox shows the version on the drive as 4PC10302 . I believe that is the latest for this SSD.

The previous drive was set for encryption and the Thinkpad BIOS hard drive password, this drive also worked to enable the hard drive password + encryption. BIOS + hard drive controller support is required to enable the encryption features with hard drive password. If the system does not support the hard drive password, it operates as a standard unencrypted hard drive.
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
This drive is expensive, but if you want a big uptick in computer performance and reliability, it is worth it. The software with it makes it easy to install, and has cut bootup time and the time to start up programs by 25% or more (My rough estimate). It seems to work very well so far, and I saved the old drive as a extra file space drive. Other than the price, I have no complaints--only praise for this.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse