Intel SSD 320 Series 300GB Solid State Drive Review - HotHardware

Intel SSD 320 Series 300GB Solid State Drive Review

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Next we ran SiSoft SANDRA, the the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. Here, we used the Physical Disk test suite and provided the results from our comparison SSDs. The benchmarks were run without formatting the drives and read and write performance metrics are detailed below.
 
SiSoft SANDRA 2011
Synthetic HDD Benchmarking

The Intel SSD 320 series drive smoked the other SATA II-based drives we tested in SANDRA's Physical Disk Read and Write benchmarks, including the SandForce-based OCZ Vertex 2, which has been an immensely popular drive with enthusiasts. In light of the current-gen SATA III / 6G drives though, the SSD 320 series drive's performance isn't nearly as impressive.

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I think the biggest thing here is anyone that gets an SSD is at least going to be somewhat of an enthusiast. That being said I also think most of the are going to realize the performance level of this drive is somewhat lacking. All the other features seem great, but it performs at a lower and in some cases much lower than say an OCZ Sata3 unit does. The price is almost the same as well I believe as well.

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300 gigs? Woah man, That high... pretty soon we'll be touching even higher number @ lower prices. Cant wait till the day I get to buy a 1tb ssd for ~$200. It will happen

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These prices aren't too bad. I want to see what OCZ comes up with now that they've bought their own SSD drive controller company. (much lower SSD drive costs being the thing we want to see,.......)

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All I can say is if this was sent to HH just to review, I hope yall handled it with car cause damaging this thing and having to pay for it would, you know only cost an arm and a leg

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We stopped worring about damaging hardware a LONG time ago. :) The first think I did when this drive arrived was rip it open and take pics.

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Do they blend?

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Hahaha I've had some terrible experiences getting to excited opening gifts and thing shipped through the mail, and being to harsh in doing so

It's commonly known as NINTENDO-SIXTY-FOURRRRRRR-Syndrome, in honor of the child who almost gave himself an aneurysm when receiving a N64 for christmas.

I can picture it in my head "300 GIGABYTE 320 SERIES INTEL ESSSSS-ESSSSS-DEEEEEE!!!!"

*rip, rip*, *snaps pictures*

Youtube link below :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFlcqWQVVuU

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You guys should do a test on a SSD to see how much they can take compared to a normal spinning HD. Ie, Drops; run over with car, Oven, ect... 

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risky move trading speed for security... i think alot of people wont be interested in this at all

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The big thing about SSD's versus a normal mechanical HD is no moving parts (were talking durability wise) As long as it is internally constructed well with sufficient padding (shock protection) it is basically a metal box full of memory chips on a PCB. If you drop a regular HD all kinds of bad things can happen with all the moving parts inside. With an SSD it would seem the risk of damaging it would be way lower.

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