Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW240A3 (240 GB)

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BrandIntel
Family520 Series
PartSSDSC2CW240A3
Size240 GB
Form Factor2.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed6 Gb/s
ControllerSandForce SF-2281
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Warranty5 year
SSDSC2CW240A3 Reviews23 (avg: 4.5/5)
Disk Controller Interface Size (GB) Warranty Years Best Price Vendor Value (GB/$)
PNY XLR8 SSD9SC240GMDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 109.89 2.18
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR240GB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 109.98 2.18
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL240GB-DX SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 240 3 109.99 2.18
Super Talent TeraNova FTM24N325H SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 2 118.00 2.03
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos deluxe MKNSSDCR240GB-DX SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 119.99 2.00
PNY XLR8 PRO SSD9SC240GCDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 124.99 1.92
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE240G SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 240 3 129.99 1.85
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW240A310 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 129.99 1.85
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 144.99 1.66
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 159.99 1.50
PNY Prevail SSD9SC240GCDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 174.65 1.37
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F240GBGT-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 184.99 1.30
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F240GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 187.99 1.28
Kingston HyperX SH100S3B/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 199.99 1.20
OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 209.56 1.15
PNY Prevail Elite SSD9SC240GEDE-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 229.73 1.04
A-DATA S511 AS511S3-240GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 236.96 1.01
PNY Prevail Elite SSD9SC240GEDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 251.95 0.95
Kingston SSDNow KC100 Series SKC100S3/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 252.98 0.95
OCZ Vertex 3 - MAX IOPS Edition VTX3MI-25SAT3-240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 261.60 0.92
OCZ Vertex 3 V3LT-25SAT3-240G.oem SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 299.90 0.80
Patriot Pyro PP240GS25SSDR SandForce SF-1200 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 303.89 0.79
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL240GB-DX2 SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 240 3 329.77 0.73
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW240A3K5 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 340.04 0.71
SanDisk Extreme SDSSDX-240G-G25 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 408.56 0.59
Kingston HyperX SH100S3/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 429.99 0.56
OCZ Onyx 2 OCZSSD2-2ONX240G SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 240 2 457.54 0.52
Patriot Pyro SE PPSE240GS25SSDR SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 506.59 0.47
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto MKNSSDCL240GB SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 240 3 679.99 0.35
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW240A3 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 0.00

Manufacturer's Specs

General
FlashIntel 25nm NAND
Unformatted Capacity468,862,128 sectors
EncryptionAES 256-bit
Performance
Compressible Random 4K ReadsUp to 50,000 IOPS
Compressible Random 4K WritesUp to 80,000 IOPS (60,000 IOPS Typ)
Compressible Sequential ReadUp to 550 MB/s
Compressible Sequential WriteUp to 520 MB/s
Incompressible Random 4K Reads (IOMeter)Up to 46,000 IOPS
Incompressible Random 4K Reads (AS-SSD)Up to 56,000 IOPS
Incompressible Random 4K Writes (IOMeter)Up to 16,500 IOPS
Incompressible Random 4K Writes (AS-SSD)Up to 60,000 IOPS
Incompressible Sequential Read (IOMeter)Up to 550 MB/s
Incompressible Sequential Read (AS-SSD)Up to 515 MB/s
Incompressible Sequential Write (IOMeter)Up to 235 MB/s
Incompressible Sequential Write (AS-SSD)Up to 295 MB/s
Latency - Read80 us (Typ)
Latency - Write85 us (Typ)
Power On to Ready2 s (Typ)
Power
Active850 mW
Idle600 mW
Reliability
Uncorrectable Bit Error Rate< 1 sector in 10^16 bits read
Minimum Useful Life/Endurance Rating5 years
Insertion Cycles250 insertion/removal cycles

Intel SSDSC2CW240A3 Reviews & Benchmarks

X-bit labs - Intel SSD 520 240GB Review Editor's Choice - Feb. 21, 2012
OCAHOLIC - Intel SSD 520 Series 240 GB (4/5) - Feb. 16, 2012
Register Hardware - Intel 520 240GB SSD (80/100) - Feb. 15, 2012
TweakTown - Intel 520 Series 240GB Solid State Drive Review (93/100) Must Have ! / Editor's Choice - Feb. 14, 2012
KitGuru - Intel 520 Series 240GB (Raid 0 update) SSD Review (9/10) Must Have - Feb. 9, 2012
eTeknix - Intel 520 Series 240GB Solid State Drive Review Extreme Performance Award - Feb. 7, 2012
Techgage - Meet Intel's Cherryville: 520 Series 240GB SSD Review Editor's Choice - Feb. 6, 2012
Overclockers Club - Intel 520 Series 240GB Review OCC Gold - Feb. 6, 2012
TechSpot - Intel SSD 520 Series 240GB Review (85/100) - Feb. 6, 2012
KitGuru - Intel 520 Series 240GB Solid State Drive Review (9/10) Must Have - Feb. 6, 2012
Hardware Heaven - Intel 520 Series 240GB SSD Review (10/10) Gold Award - Feb. 6, 2012
Bjorn3D - Intel SSD 520 240GB (9.5/10) Golden Bear Award - Feb. 6, 2012
Hardware Secrets - Intel SSD 520 Series 240 GB Solid State Drive Review Silver Award - Feb. 6, 2012
Hot Hardware - Intel SSD 520 Series Solid State Drive Review Recommended - Feb. 6, 2012
Guru3D - Intel series 520 240GB SSD review Recommended - Feb. 6, 2012
Benchmark Reviews - Intel SSD 520 Series Solid State Drive (9.15/10) Golden Tachometer Award - Feb. 6, 2012

Other Intel 520 Series Reviews & Benchmarks

Vortez - Intel 520 Series 480GB Review - May 7, 2012

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