Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,453 Reviews & Articles | 64,942 News Posts

Intel 530 240GB SSD Review (Page 4)

By Chris Ramseyer from Jan 3, 2014 @ 9:01 CST
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Intel

Intel 530 Series 240GB SSD

intel_530_240gb_ssd_review_10

Here we get our first look at the Intel 530 Series drive. Intel has livened the appearance a bit with a colorful sticker, and polished logo on the top cover.

intel_530_240gb_ssd_review_11

The back of the drive is still the same as other Intel consumer SSDs though.

intel_530_240gb_ssd_review_12

To my knowledge, this is Intel's first retail consumer SSD in a 7mm form factor. Some of the older SSDs shipped with a 7mm case, but with an adapter bolted on. You could mod those drives to 7mm, but it required purchasing different screws.

intel_530_240gb_ssd_review_13
intel_530_240gb_ssd_review_14

Inside, we found sixteen Intel 20nm NAND flash packages with 128GB die.

intel_530_240gb_ssd_review_15
intel_530_240gb_ssd_review_16

Intel used a different version of the LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller with this product. The Intel part number for this controller is BF29AS41BB0. Under the part number, we see LSI, and next to that is the Intel 'I' logo.

intel_530_240gb_ssd_review_17

The flash is Intel 20nm TSOP packages.

PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.

USUnited States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.com

UKUnited Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.co.uk

AUAustralia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.com.au

CACanada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.ca

DEDeutschland: Finde andere Technik- und Computerprodukte wie dieses auf Amazon.de

We openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here. Please contact us if you wish to respond.

Related Tags