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Intel 330 Series Solid-State Drive 120 GB SATA 6 Gb-s 2.5-Inch - SSDSC2CT120A3K5 by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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Intel 330 Series Solid-State Drive 120 GB SATA 6 Gb/s 2.5-Inch - SSDSC2CT120A3K5
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 182 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.6
Returned or considering to return: 4.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
Price4.6   average
Installation4.3   average
Speed4.3   average
Boot3.4   below average
Windows3.3   below average


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Boot

Boot:
"Third, I had a lot of problems with boot configurations in the BIOS."
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"Moved SSD to one of the 6 standard SATA connectors, then Windows was happy to install on it (before complained that drive could not be used for boot - D'oh!"
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"Very nice tool kit, cloned from an OCZ 60gb no problem, very fast, boots up in about 15 seconds."
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"Actually, I tried several times to install Win7 [after a secure erase between attempts with the Parted Magic boot disk], and always had the BSOD issue."
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"When I bought a 3rd gen i7 laptop, I was disappointed in the boot speed by comparison and started looking for an SSD for it."
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"I purchased this drive to replace my old OCZ Vertex 2 that I used as my boot drive but failed after 2 years."
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"In fact, the improvement in speed loading from a cold boot is amazing - 7 seconds - and WiFi is connected nearly as soon as the desktop is displayed."
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"Amazingly fast to boot and connect wirelessly and very very fast shutdown as in less than 5 seconds."
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"There is only one setting that would recognize the drive, 'Windows Boot manager'.NOW that everything is working, this drive is amazing."
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"This allows the computer to boot and apps to load amazingly fast."
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"got a raptor or a 10k SCSI and think it fast you got no clue as this drive blows them away and I 120 GB is a good size for a c drive and boots my !"
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Installation

Installation:
"The cloning of my still working but error prone Kingston was flawless and installing the new cloned Intel Drive was a snap----even a cave man could do it!"
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"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."
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"Installing this drive is painless (as long as you are comfortable cracking open your computer) and once you see how fast boot times and load times are, you'll never go back."
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"Easy installation and configuration, fantastic speed and greated performance."
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"Again, the 256 GB Crucial M4 was flawless and hassle free after installation of Win7 Pro."
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"The Intel dashboard' is nice and very helpful in tuning the drive after installation."
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"The installation manual disk that came with drive had clear and complete instructions, and installing and cloning the SDD is a breeze."
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Price

Price:
"SSD is great for what it does but when it fails the loss is personal and all the persuasion and reviews in the world won't recover your money or data unless some of the people rating it well decide to pool together and pay you for the failure of the drive they vouch for (putting their money where their mouth is)."
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"Con: Not as cheap as other SSD Makers (Although I have no problem with it to get the quality)It also comes with some flashy stickers, but I just kept them in the box."
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"With a failing original HDD in my older iMac (2007) I decided to spend a bit more money and get a nice SSD from the highly-touted Intel series of drives."
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"SSD is great for what it does but when it fails the loss is personal and all the persuasion and reviews in the world won't recover your money or data unless some of the people rating it well decide to pool together and pay you for the failure of the drive they vouch for (putting their money where their mouth is)."
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"This isn't the fastest drive but for the price and reliability that Intel provides it is a good middle of the road option."
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"Probably overkill for the HTPC I was building, but price was reasonable at the time and it is performing well."
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"Amazon had the best price, especially when you add in the shipping and handling charge, and delivered it within three days with normal shipping."
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Speed

Speed:
"I am awaiting for the speed degradation that I have read many reviews about, for now I will bask in the glory."
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"Very nice tool kit, cloned from an OCZ 60gb no problem, very fast, boots up in about 15 seconds."
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"The same BSOD issue occurred after multiple attempts to perform a clean install of Win7 Pro 64 bit to the brand new replacement Intel 330 SSD."
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"When I bought a 3rd gen i7 laptop, I was disappointed in the boot speed by comparison and started looking for an SSD for it."
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"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."
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"On the Blackmagic drive test the write speed is a little slow, I am getting 150 write and 460 read, but I did see somewhere that uncompressible data writing is slow with the 330 series and if that is a problem buy a 520 series."
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"great product, great performance"
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"In fact, the improvement in speed loading from a cold boot is amazing - 7 seconds - and WiFi is connected nearly as soon as the desktop is displayed."
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"I installed this with Windows 7 Pro and it is lightning fast and has been performing well for over six months."
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"I am very satisfied because of its speed with linux mint 14."
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Windows

Windows:
")Bit of a hassle to have to reinstall all of that, but I've always felt that Windows is happier if you do a full reinstall from time to time anyway - tends to slow down and get unstable over time (probably driver and registry issues, maybe unnoticed crapware being installed)."
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"Moved SSD to one of the 6 standard SATA connectors, then Windows was happy to install on it (before complained that drive could not be used for boot - D'oh!"
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"It states that this problem won't occur if you use a 64 bit Windows 7 or 8 which is false."
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"Intel does not seem to care much Apple users - every software they provide is MS Windows based and it was terrible experience for me attempting to update the firmware and it turns out that you simply can't do it with Mac (even if you managed your Mac to run on MSDOS!"
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"As for moving the data over, a restore with Windows Home Server failed because it couldn't find my home server for some reason, so I tried the Intel SSD Data Migration Tool and it worked well."
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"the drive itself it just wonderful, i had two sas drives in an raid array 0 that was working fine, but windows did an auto update somehow and caused problems for me to bring it back from the image had backed up two months prior."
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"The best improvement has been with Windows Updates."
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"I installed this with Windows 7 Pro and it is lightning fast and has been performing well for over six months."
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"In my opinion SSD's are the perfect drive for your OS, both Windows and Linux (crunchbang!"
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"Best Windows Experience Index number for the 60GB SSD was 7.3."
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"Moved SSD to one of the 6 standard SATA connectors, then Windows was happy to install on it (before complained that drive could not be used for boot - D'oh!"
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