Intel 2.5 inch 320 Series SATA300

  • Intel 2.5 inch 320 Series SATA300
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Based on 18 scores, 49 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • Competitive read/write performance; good pricing; robust.
  • Increased security features. Inexpensive compared with other recent drives.
  • Capacities available from 40GB600GB, Delivers nearly 20K IOMeter IOPS performance, Outstanding 283/175 MBps read/write speed with ATTO, Builtin 128bit AES data encryption, Enhanced powerloss data protection, 5Year Intel product warranty support, Lig

Cons:

  • Reliability issues, Only average performance, No support for SATA 6 Gbps, High price
  • Performance still not impressive next to topend single drives

Expert reviews and ratings

By Tom's Hardware UK on

After Valentine's Day, SSDs prices fell yet again, and we updated our list to reflect those changes. This month, the best deals are found in the mid-range offering, and there's one bargain in our list for a 240GB SSD that you simply will not...

By AnandTech on

Case Study: SSDs in AnandTech's Server Environment For the majority of the history of AnandTech we've hosted our own server infrastructure. A benefit of running our own infrastructure is that we're able to gain a lot of hands on experience...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

Welcome to the sixth iteration of our highest-ranked SSDs at any given price point. We updated our recommendations to reflect the recent price drops on second-gen SandForce hardware. There are several good deals to be found for right about £150....

By Kitguru.net on 75

A good drive that is let down by the high price in today’s...

By Real World Labs on

So after reading all the results i am sure many of you are wondering about which SSD is currently the best one in the market. Well if you can afford the extra premium then the RevoDrive3 240GB is without doubt faster than every other SSD in...

By techPowerUp! on 75

Intel's 320 Series SSD is best compared to the last generation Sandforce SF-1200 drives. The drive offers slightly better performance at a similar price point, but this is not enough to compete with Sandforce's latest SF-2200 controller. One...

By StorageReview on

The Intel SSD 320 performed just about where we expected it to in terms of its RAID0 performance. In most benchmarks it yielded between 1.5 to 2x the performance of a single SSD, giving us the reliability of the trusted completely-Intel powered 3Gb/s...

By PC Authority on 67

Is new generation flash enough to push the Intel 320 160GB to the front? Read our review....

By Tom's Hardware on

We've added more SSDs to our database and observed a number of significant price changes in the past month. As a result, this months recommendations undergo a notable revamp. And to those of you waiting for a hierarchy table at the end, it's...

By Maximum PC on 90

In our roundup of solid-state drives, Intel’s entrant bore Marvell’s 9174 6Gb/s SATA controller, rather than an Intel one. While the Intel 510 SSD performed respectably among its 6Gb/s SATA peers, it’s not the top-to-bottom Intel drive...

By TechReaction.net on

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By PC Mag on 70

The successor to Intel's popular and powerful X25-M, the 300GB SSD 320 Series solid-state drive is a strong performer with some useful features—but its support for slower SATA II makes it seem a little old-fashioned in 2011. Buy it...

By Hardware Secrets on

Overall, we would say that the Intel SSD 320 Series 160 GB performed very well in our tests, even though the comparison drives performed better in a couple of them. This surprised us a little, as the Intel unit has a significantly lower maximum write...

By PC Authority on 50

Intel’s new generation SSDs arrive without the latest SATA technology. See how the 300GB SSD stands up to our tests....

By Benchmark Reviews on 88

IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to...

By ITShootOut on 85

Overall the Intel 320 is an easy drive to recommend. It may lack the headline grabbing sequential transfer rates of the 510 series, but in other respects the drive is a match for its more illustrious and expensive stable mate. As with other Marvell...

By Maximum PC on 90

In last month’s roundup of solid-state drives, Intel’s entrant bore Marvell’s 9174 6Gb/s SATA controller, rather than an Intel one. While the Intel 510 SSD performed respectably among its 6Gb/s SATA peers, it’s not the...

By Guru of 3D on

per GB. I caught your interest didn't I ? Have a peek at the 320 series SSD from Intel, based on their own NAND flash memory and their own proprietary controller. And then let's dive into the review, hi-hoo Silver ... to the next page please. ...

By HardwareHeaven on 90

tarting with the build quality of the 320 series we were happy to see that Intel has continued on with their standard process of using quality branded parts for their SSDs which use a sturdy metal casing. The new 320 series uses Hynix branded memory...

By PC Pro on 50

A disappointing drive that's neither the fastest nor the cheapest SSD we've seen....