Anyone with the Intel 330 SSD?

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by vilmeister, May 26, 2012.

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  1. vilmeister

    vilmeister Notebook Enthusiast

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    Just wondering if this is a good buy.

    Anyone have any experience with it, or opinions?
     
  2. Nick

    Nick Mr.Mischief

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    I bought one Friday. I should have it by Tuesday.
     
  3. WhatsThePoint

    WhatsThePoint Notebook Virtuoso

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    The Intel 520 and 330 use the same controller and exact same memory.

    The 520 is using firmware version 400i and the 330 is using 300i.

    The differences are the firmware,warranty and price.

    There's performance scaling between 60GB,120GB,180GB and 240GB.

    The 330 is a rocket compared to the 320.
     
  4. tijo

    tijo Sacred Blame Super Moderator

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    Aside that i have my reserves about the SandForce controller, there is nothing inherently wrong with the drive and the chances of running into problems with a SF controllers are slim now. I got a SF drive on a deal that i couldn't pass up and it's been working perfectly fine so far.
     
  5. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow

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    It maybe a rocket, but the 320 series has a rock solid controller (it's a firmware upgrade from original G1/G2). I can't say anything for reliability for SandForce. My workplace probably easily sells 20-30 SSDs a day, and guess who has the most returns for BSOD/dead? SandForce/OCZ SSDs.
     
  6. yuio

    yuio NBR Assistive Tec. Tec.

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    ^^^ but I'll bet most of the SSD's you sell are sand force...

    I have my doubts about the quality as well... but still I've been using my Agility 2 90GB for 1.5 years and it's be rock solid.
     
  7. Jarhead

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    Bought one toady, and will get it Thursday. Let's see if it's any good.
     
  8. Jarhead

    Jarhead 恋の♡アカサタナ

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    Received my 330 in the mail. Trying to update the firmware...

    Not sure if I need to, but I'm being extra careful now that it has Sandforce.
     
  9. Nick

    Nick Mr.Mischief

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    EDIT: My laptop is only SATA II.

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    SATAIII, though I haven't done any tweaks yet.

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    Considering that Max. Read and Write are suppose to be 500MB/s and 450MB/s, respectively, I wonder why I only have 200-something write...
     
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