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 99.99 2.40
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR240GB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 109.76 2.19
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW240A310 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 109.99 2.18
Super Talent TeraNova FTM24N325H SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 2 110.00 2.18
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL240GB-DX SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 240 3 117.72 2.04
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE240G SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 240 3 129.99 1.85
PNY XLR8 PRO SSD9SC240GCDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 135.30 1.77
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 139.99 1.71
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 149.99 1.60
PNY Prevail Elite SSD9SC240GEDE-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 162.49 1.48
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F240GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 169.98 1.41
OCZ Vertex 3 - MAX IOPS Edition VTX3MI-25SAT3-240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 170.00 1.41
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F240GBGT-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 176.99 1.36
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos deluxe MKNSSDCR240GB-DX SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 182.99 1.31
PNY Prevail SSD9SC240GCDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 191.09 1.26
Patriot Pyro PP240GS25SSDR SandForce SF-1200 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 198.39 1.21
Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F240GB3-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 199.00 1.21
A-DATA S511 AS511S3-240GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 229.19 1.05
SanDisk Extreme SDSSDX-240G-G25 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 239.99 1.00
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW240A3K5 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 275.00 0.87
OCZ Vertex 3 V3LT-25SAT3-240G.oem SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 302.92 0.79
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL240GB-DX2 SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 240 3 331.40 0.72
Kingston HyperX SH100S3/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 429.99 0.56
OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 449.99 0.53
OCZ Onyx 2 OCZSSD2-2ONX240G SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 240 2 457.12 0.53
Corsair Neutron Series GTX CSSD-N240GBGTX-BK LAMD LM87800 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 494.59 0.49
Patriot Pyro SE PPSE240GS25SSDR SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 506.59 0.47
Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F240GB3A-NB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 561.59 0.43
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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