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Intel SSD 520 240GB

Intel SSD 520 240GB
alaScore 89

528 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 528 reviews of Intel SSD 520 240GB. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Intel SSD 520 240GB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Intel SSD 520 240GB

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 277 user reviews of Intel SSD 520 240GB from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on Amazon.com.

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Intel 520 Series Solid-State Drive 60 GB SATA 6 Gb/s 2.5-Inch - SSDSC2CW060A3K5 (Reseller Kit)Intel 520 Series Solid-State Drive 60 GB SATA 6 Gb/s 2.5-Inch - SSDSC2CW060A3K5 (Reseller Kit)

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Anthony "AkG" Garland (hardwarecanucks.com)

Intel 520 240GB SSD RAID 0 Performance Review

 

In many ways Intel's new 520 240GB is one of the best SSDs currently on the market. With its unique mixture of large capacities, reasonable price –

SATA 2 Performance In a perfect world everyone investing in a new solid state drive would have access to a SATA 6Gb/s controller which could pass on

Feb, 2012

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Expert review by: Ilya Gavrichenkov (xbitlabs.com)

Intel SSD 520 240GB Review

 

Intel has finally refreshed their enthusiast SSD line-up by launching drives built on second generation SandForce controllers. Is it another SF-2281 clone? Not at all! Intel's products come with exclusive firmware, which puts them one step above all...

I am sure no one doubts that second-generation SandForce controllers are perhaps the best platform for modern SSDs in terms of performance. Thanks to on-the-fly data compression algorithms, SandForce-based SSDs with fast flash memory have always...

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Anthony (reevoo.com)

Intel SSd 520 120gb

 

Easy to fit to my desktop using 2.5 inch bracket. Fast read/write. Huge boost to system speed. Been reliable for the three weeks it's been installed!

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: lewis (reevoo.com)

Intel SSd 520 120gb

 

Superb value. Very fast disk. Bought this to speed up an older core 2 duo pc on windows 7. I was not disappointed. Like using an ultra modern device once installed. Fast response through applications. Quick boot times. Can't really comment on...

Nothing to say .. Very happy.

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Stuart (reevoo.com)

Intel SSd 520 120gb

 

Really fast.

Could do with a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter.

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Chris (reevoo.com)

Intel SSd 520 120gb

 

all good

none

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Richard (reevoo.com)

Intel SSd 520 120gb

 

Cheap for what it is and warranty.

Size for money -- but they all say that ;-)

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Andrzej (reevoo.com)

Intel SSd 520 120gb

 

very good performance reasonable price

none so far

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: David (reevoo.com)

Intel SSd 520 120gb

 

it's been less than a month

it's been less than a month

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Thomas (reevoo.com)

Intel SSd 520 120gb

 

Can't say how reliable it is after only a short time. The warranty is five years. It certainly speeds up loading large programmes like Adobe suite. Compact, silent.

None so far

May, 2013

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Silver
Internal:Y
Product codename:Cherryville
Product Family:Legacy consumer SSD
Product series:Intel 520
Size:63.5
SSD form factor:2.5"

Operational conditions

Non-operating vibration:3.13
Operating shock:1500
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Operating vibration:2.17

Other features

Device connectivity:Wired
Internal:Y
Power consumption (active):850
Processor lithography:25
Uncorrectable Bit Error Rate (UBER):1 sector per 1016

Packaging Data

Bundled software:Intel Data Migration Software, Intel Solid-State Drive Toolbox

Performance

Data retention:5
Data Transfer Rate:6
Enhanced Power Loss Data Protection technology: No
Intel High Endurance Technology (HET): No
Latency (read):80
Latency (write):85
Lithography:25
Mean time between failures (MTBF):1200000
Memory Type:MLC
Random read (4KB):50000 / 85000
Random write (4KB):42000 / 70000
Read speed:550
Security algorithms:128-bit AES
Solid-state drive capacity:120 / 180 / 240 / 480
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
SSD ARK ID:66248 / 66249 / 66250 / 66251
SSD temperature monitoring: No
Write speed:520

Power

Power Consumption:850
Power consumption (idle):0.6
Power consumption (read):0.85

Software

Bundled software:Intel Data Migration Software, Intel Solid-State Drive Toolbox

Technical Details

Born on date:Q1'12
Drive capacity:480
Launch date:2012-02-06T00:00:00
Market segment:MBL
Non-operating vibration:3.13
Operating shock:1500
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Operating vibration:2.17
Product name:Intel SSD 520 Series (480GB, 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s, 25nm, MLC)
Product Type:19
Random read (8GB span):50000
Random write (8GB span):42000
Sequential reading:550
Sequential writing:520
Sequential writing speed:520
SSD components:Intel NAND Flash Memory Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Technology
SSD hardware encryption:AES 128 bit
SSD interface:SATA 3.0 6Gb/S
SSD power consumption (active):850 mW (MobileMark 2007 Workload)
SSD power consumption (idle):600 mW (DIPM)
SSD shock:1,500 G/.5 msec
SSD weight:Up to 78 grams
Status:6 / End of Life

Weight & Dimensions

Height :7
Weight:78