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Intel ® SSD 520 Series

Intel ® SSD 520 Series
alaScore 94

320 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 320 reviews of Intel ® SSD 520 Series. 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 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Intel ® SSD 520 Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Intel ® SSD 520 Series from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on Amazon.co.uk.

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Intel SSD 520 Series 2.5 inch 120GB 6GB/S MLC Resell 25nm Solid State DriveIntel SSD 520 Series 2.5 inch 120GB 6GB/S MLC Resell 25nm Solid State Drive

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Intel ® SSD 520 Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 user reviews of Intel ® SSD 520 Series 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.

90% 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 120 GB SATA 6 Gb/s 2.5-Inch - SSDSC2CW120A310 (Drive Only)Intel 520 Series Solid-State Drive 120 GB SATA 6 Gb/s 2.5-Inch - SSDSC2CW120A310 (Drive Only)

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Jeremy Laird (techradar.com)

Intel SSD 520 Series 480GB review

 

Intel goes big with its latest solid-state beast

Big capacity ; SandForce controller

Poor write speed ; Expensive

Tech Specs Product TypeSolid State Drive Product Family520 Drive InterfaceSATA Drive Width2.5" Drive Interface StandardSATA/600 --> Brand NameIntel Drive TypeInternal Storage Capacity480 GB Maximum Read Transfer Rate550 MBps Maximum Write Transfer...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Jeremy Laird (techradar.com)

Intel SSD 520 Series 240GB review

 

Intel's first serious SandForce SSD

Terrific all-round performance ; Intel SSDs have a strong reputation for reliability

Incompressible performance less than stellar ; Same old SSD pricing problem

Intel is looking to SandForce to provide it with a performance-class SSD in the Intel SSD 520 Series 240GB.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Intel 520 Series 60GB SSD review

 

Despite its relatively low price, we can't recommend the 60GB Intel 520

The combination of poor performance and middling value puts paid to the Intel 520 Series 60GB SSD's prospects. The

Expert review by : MyCE (myce.com)

Intel 520 series SSD review (3)

 

Silky smooth operation as a system drive., Excellent sequential reading and writing performance., Excellent 4K random I/O performance., SATA 6Gbps support., The drive is supported by the excellent Intel SSD Toolbox., TRIM support under Windows 7.,...

Expensive.

Let us summarise the most important positive and negative points below: Throughout this review, the Intel 520 has gone head to head with the OCZ Vertex 3, which is really the only other SSD that I have tested that can compete directly with the Intel...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Allan 'Zardon' Campbell (kitguru.net)

Intel 520 Series 240GB (Raid 0 update) SSD Review

 

A few days ago we looked at the latest Solid State Drive from Intel - the 520 series, codenamed 'Che A few days ago we looked at the latest Solid State Drive from Intel – the 520 series, codenamed ‘Cherryville'. The drive is built around ‘compute...

Class leading performance.

not quite as fast as the latest Samsung drives when reading incompressible data.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : eteknix.com (eteknix.com)

Intel 520 Series 240GB Solid State Drive Review

 

When this drive first came in we said that we had high expectations of it based on Intel’s technical abilities and the performance of their older 320 series SSD, and to say the least we are not disappointed. With the SandForce controller paired with...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : KitGuru (kitguru.net)

Intel 520 Series 240GB Solid State Drive Review

 
Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Lawrence Latif (theinquirer.net)

Intel 520 Series SSD review

 

Worth ditching the X25-M for

Intel has updated its high-end enthusiast solid-state disk (SSD) range with a drive that offers an upgrade for those who jumped on the X25-M a few years ago.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Intel SSD 520 review roundup: Intel reliability, SandForce speeds starting at $149

 

There's plenty of SSD options out there, but Intel's NAND drives are among the most well thought of, simply because they're so reliable. But, with the top spee...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Matthew Murray (pcmag.com)

Intel SSD 520 Series (240GB)

 

The 240GB Intel SSD 520 Series is a terrific-performing solid-state drive at a slightly less-than-terrific price.

Excellent performance. Covered by five-year warranty.

More expensive, but not significantly faster, than competing drives.

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Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Silver
Internal: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes
SSD form factor:2.5"

Operational conditions

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

Other features

Internal:Y

Performance

Data Transfer Rate:6
Enhanced Power Loss Data Protection technology: No
Hardware encryption: Yes
Latency (read):80
Latency (write):85
Lithography:25
Mean time between failures (MTBF):1200000
Memory Type:MLC
Random read (4KB):25000
Random write (4KB):40000
Read speed:550
Security algorithms:128-bit AES
Solid-state drive capacity:120
Solid-state drive interface:SATA
Write speed:500

Power

Power consumption (read):0.85
Power Consumption (Standby):0.6

Software

Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:78