Solved

intel SSD

Posted on 2014-04-21
16
257 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-24
hello,
i'm looking for an INTEL SSD drive of 240 GB

what is the model  at  sweet spot right now (price/performance)?
and what is the best model to buy??

thanks
0
Comment
Question by:nobus
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • +1
16 Comments
 
LVL 34

Assisted Solution

by:Dan Craciun
Dan Craciun earned 250 total points
ID: 40013040
A 530 if you don't mind the SandForce controller.
I bought one 6 months ago, as it was only 5% more expensive than the mainstream 300 series and it has an extra 2 years warranty.

HTH,
Dan
0
 
LVL 8

Assisted Solution

by:Lee Ingalls
Lee Ingalls earned 125 total points
ID: 40013051
I've installed 45 Crucial M4 SSD 256GB and Crucial M500 SSD 240GB as performance replacements in workstation upgrades. The most recent batch of M500's are $124 each. The M4's were awesome!

Here is a comparison showing the Intel SSDMCEAC240B3 with slightly better benchmarks.
http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-525-Series-mSATA-240GB-vs-Crucial-M500-240GB/1509vs1551

http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/

But for pricing and value Crucial.
0
 
LVL 52

Assisted Solution

by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
Joe Winograd, EE MVE earned 125 total points
ID: 40013856
I agree with Lee's comment about the Crucial M4's, although updating the firmware was, shall we say, crucial:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Storage/Hard_Drives/A_10688-Computer-Unresponsive-Crucial-m4-SSD-is-the-Culprit.html

I've never had an Intel SSD, but the 240GB 530 looks very good:
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-2-5-Inch-Internal-Reseller-SSDSC2BW240A4K5/dp/B00DTPYT78/

Regards, Joe
0
Live: Real-Time Solutions, Start Here

Receive instant 1:1 support from technology experts, using our real-time conversation and whiteboard interface. Your first 5 minutes are always free.

 
LVL 92

Author Comment

by:nobus
ID: 40014106
ok, i'll get the 530; i was in doubt between the 530 and the 525 series
0
 
LVL 92

Author Comment

by:nobus
ID: 40020204
i asked for an intel - so this was the only post that answered tot that
0
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:Dan Craciun
ID: 40020211
Well, you won't be sorry for buying that. Mine works great :)
0
 
LVL 52

Expert Comment

by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
ID: 40020232
> so this was the only post that answered tot that

Not quite:
I've never had an Intel SSD, but the 240GB 530 looks very good:
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-2-5-Inch-Internal-Reseller-SSDSC2BW240A4K5/dp/B00DTPYT78/
In any case, good luck with the new SSD! Regards, Joe
0
 
LVL 92

Author Comment

by:nobus
ID: 40020233
tx - but i made an error in assigning points, iw ant to split even with  Joe
i hope you don't mind?
0
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:Dan Craciun
ID: 40020246
Nope. I don't mind at all :)

PS: Why is this under "Internet & Email Software"?
0
 
LVL 92

Author Comment

by:nobus
ID: 40020270
Joe -you're too fast - patience my dear, and all will be well (i hope)
0
 
LVL 52

Expert Comment

by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
ID: 40020303
> you're too fast

Only by one second. :)

> Nope. I don't mind at all

Very nice of you, Dan.
0
 
LVL 34

Accepted Solution

by:
Dan Craciun earned 250 total points
ID: 40020317
No problem, Joe. I like that you're one of the few here that really takes the time to research the topic before posting.

On the other hand, I'm faster :)
0
 
LVL 92

Author Closing Comment

by:nobus
ID: 40020364
i counted Lee also in, for his "slightly better benchmarks
0
 
LVL 52

Expert Comment

by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
ID: 40020395
Thanks, nobus, for taking the time to reopen the question and reassign points — much appreciated! And thanks again to Dan for being such a gentleman about it. Regards, Joe
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:Lee Ingalls
ID: 40020403
Thanks nobus.
I knew you were asking specifically about Intel SSD's but I didnt ahve very good results with their early models and and didnt like the price. I was very fond of the Crucial M4's but now that model has been discontinued I may evaluate a 530.

Regards, Lee
0

Featured Post

Courses: Start Training Online With Pros, Today

Brush up on the basics or master the advanced techniques required to earn essential industry certifications, with Courses. Enroll in a course and start learning today. Training topics range from Android App Dev to the Xen Virtualization Platform.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

The biggest nightmare for any Exchange Server Administrator is to keep the server running without any issue. But the problems often come and they need to be resolved efficiently and timely. Here are important troubleshooting points: Define the Pr…
It’s a strangely common occurrence that when you send someone their login details for a system, they can’t get in. This article will help you understand why it happens, and what you can do about it.
This tutorial gives a high-level tour of the interface of Marketo (a marketing automation tool to help businesses track and engage prospective customers and drive them to purchase). You will see the main areas including Marketing Activities, Design …
In this Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial, I'm going to show how small business owners who use Google Apps can save money by setting up what is called a catch-all email address in their Gmail accounts. By using the catch-all feature, small busin…

785 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question