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Intel 320 Series GEN3 160GB 2.5in SSD SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash Drive Retail w/ Bracket

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Part #: SSDSA2CW160G3K5

SKU: 59831
Shipping Weight: 0.8 lbs
Shipping estimate: $5.99*
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Experience: 1 Years


Great SSD, would buy another. You pay for the name but for my application, it's worth it.

Experience: 12 Months


Fast, quiet
Had this drive for a year and two weeks when without warning it gave out and became unbootable. Intel is going to replace it, but a word to the wise...always do a backup. Ncix was great when I called and confirmed the warranty period and gave me a number for Intel. Next time I buy a component I will buy the ncix component exchange.

Jhin Wook_K
Experience: 1 Years


Been running this for at least a year and still running strong.
None apart from a slight sacrifice in speed for SATA2 interface.
I'll give this one five stars because this has been going strong for at least 1.5 years now. From my experience with other drives... the Intel gives me the most peace of mind. It's reputable and actually stable.

Carina O_B
Experience: 6 Months


Solid and one of the most reliable SSD on the market.
Only Sata II
This is a well know reliable SSD, great and reasonable priced if you PM it.
The only con is that it is just a SATA II drive, but if you have an old mobo, like the X58 go for it, you can't go wrong with it.

Experience: 3 Months


Lightning fast - great for OS drive
Not as spacious as a HDD
Purchased as an OS drive for an older system - and you can really notice the difference... 30 seconds from power on to usable Windows desktop (everything loaded).

Plus it's an Intel, so it is certain to be well built.

Experience: 3 Months


Plenty fast.
None so far.
I bought this in mid-December after lots of research on solid state drive reliability. I was really afraid of all the horror stories surrounding solid state drives but I finally made up my mind and got it. So far I haven't had any problems and the drive already came with the latest firmware (to supposedly solved the 8 MB bug). I've only been using the drive for about 3 months though so I might add another review after a year or so.

As for speed, I have a 3.5 year old laptop and so my system is limited by a SATA I connection. For this reason I haven't run any fancy speed tests to compare the Intel 320 to other models such as OCZ but for what it's worth, the Windows 7 experience index indicates 7.7 for the primary hard disk. Woot.

Experience: 90 Days


Good assists from Intel with their dat Magration software, great speeds and super low power consumption, rebate arrived with no problems but its use is problematic.
you really need to use the Intel SSD Tweak program to get decent speeds, rebate has to be used to the exact last cent to get all of it
my use was for a Samsung N310 netbook (the one with the 3G MODEM). I wanted longer battery life and altho the N310 has the lesser power consumption Intel Atom N270 Processor 1.60 GHz it was giving only just over 5h battery with a lot of powersaving options. This drive consumes 0.1w standby and 1.5w actice about one third that of the installed drive. I get 7h now on an 80% charge (battery saver mode) and well over 10h if I fully charge it.

I get (large file) reads at 131MB/s and writes at 121Mb/s the former drive was something around 35MB/s. I was not a lot more before I ran Intels tweak software and I was not happy at that point.

When I bot last Nov the drive price was $279 it is now $309

Shudda bot 2 and would have if I found out thet you could get two rebates.

Experience: 1 Years


Fast (Compared to standard HD's), Reliable
Cost, Only Sata 2
If you are looking for a reliable fast SSD, then Intel is always the best choice.

Experience: 2 Months


Includes bracket for install
Power management conflict with my CPU (solveable)
If you are looking for a quick, reliable SSD with a little extra space over some of the other drives out there then this is a great choice when it comes on sale.

Experience: 1 Months


Very Fast, easy to install, 1GB/1$ with Rebate
Bought this when it was on 120 MIR sale.
Very fast and stable.

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Storage Capacity 160 GB
Drive Type Internal
Drive Interface SATA
Drive Width 2.5"
Drive Interface Standard SATA/300

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General Information  
     Brand Name: Intel
     Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
     Manufacturer Part Number: SSDSA2CW160G3K5
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Packaged Quantity: 1
     Product Model: SSDSA2CW160G3
     Product Name: 320 Series SSDSA2CW160G3 MLC Solid State Drive
     Product Series: 320
     Product Type: Solid State Drive
     Drive Interface: SATA
     Drive Interface Standard: SATA/300
Physical Characteristics  
     Drive Type: Internal
     Drive Width: 2.5"
Technical Information  
     Storage Capacity: 160 GB

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