In today's technology-driven world, reliable and high-performance storage solutions are vital for both personal and professional computing needs. The Intel SSDSC2KG480GZR, a 480GB SATA SSD, is designed to meet these requirements by offering a balance of speed, durability, and capacity. In this detailed review, we'll explore the ins and outs of the Intel SSDSC2KG480GZR, including its technical specifications, design, performance, compatibility, and the reasons why it's a valuable storage option for various users.
Let's begin our review by examining the key specifications of the Intel SSDSC2KG480GZR 480GB SATA SSD:
- Capacity: The Intel SSDSC2KG480GZR offers a storage capacity of 480GB, making it suitable for a wide range of applications, including operating system installations, data storage, and more.
- Interface: This SSD utilizes the SATA 6Gbps (SATA III) interface, a common and widely compatible choice for data storage. While it may not offer the fastest speeds compared to NVMe drives, it provides a reliable and easy-to-implement solution for many users.
- Form Factor: The Intel SSDSC2KG480GZR comes in a 2.5-inch form factor, which is standard and compatible with most laptops and desktops. Its size makes it a straightforward upgrade option for those looking to replace traditional hard drives with an SSD.
- Memory Type: The SSD uses TLC (Triple-Level Cell) NAND flash memory, known for its cost-effectiveness and balance between performance and endurance.
- Controller: Intel incorporates a high-quality controller to maximize the drive's efficiency and longevity.
- Sequential Read/Write Speeds: While specific read and write speeds may vary, SATA SSDs like the Intel SSDSC2KG480GZR typically offer sequential read speeds of up to 550MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 500MB/s. These speeds are competitive and significantly faster than traditional hard drives.
- Random Read/Write Speeds: Random read and write speeds are crucial for tasks that involve frequent small data operations, such as application launches and file access. SATA SSDs generally provide good random read/write performance, contributing to overall system responsiveness.
- Endurance: The endurance of an SSD is often measured in Terabytes Written (TBW), indicating the amount of data that can be written to the drive over its lifespan. Specific TBW ratings may vary, but Intel SSDs typically offer a durable and reliable option for everyday use.
- Warranty: Intel typically provides a limited warranty for its SSDs, offering peace of mind regarding product reliability and support.
Design and Build Quality
The design and build quality of an SSD play a significant role in its overall durability and performance.
- Form Factor: The Intel SSDSC2KG480GZR comes in a 2.5-inch form factor, which is a standard size for SSDs and is compatible with most laptops and desktops. Its dimensions are well-suited for easy installation and replacement of existing drives.
- Aesthetics: The design of SATA SSDs like the Intel SSDSC2KG480GZR tends to be minimalistic and functional. The drive typically features the Intel logo and product information. While aesthetics may not be a primary concern for storage devices, this SSD's clean appearance blends well with various systems.
- Build Quality: Intel is known for producing reliable and high-quality hardware components. The SSDSC2KG480GZR is constructed to be durable, and since it is a solid-state drive, it contains no moving parts. This design choice enhances its resistance to physical shocks and vibrations, a notable advantage over traditional hard drives.
Performance is a crucial aspect of any storage device, and the Intel SSDSC2KG480GZR delivers competitive performance for a SATA SSD:
- Sequential Read/Write Speeds: SATA SSDs are known for their impressive sequential read and write speeds. While specific numbers may vary, the Intel SSDSC2KG480GZR offers sequential read speeds of up to 550MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 500MB/s. These speeds make tasks such as booting up your system, loading applications, and transferring files significantly faster than with traditional hard drives.
- Random Read/Write Speeds: Random read and write speeds are essential for tasks that involve small, random data operations. SATA SSDs typically provide excellent random read/write performance, which results in snappy and responsive system performance, especially when multitasking or running resource-intensive applications.
- Boot Times: Installing your operating system on the Intel SSDSC2KG480GZR will lead to significantly reduced boot times. Your computer will start up in a matter of seconds, allowing you to get to work or play without unnecessary delays.
- Application Loading: Applications, including resource-intensive ones like video editing software and 3D rendering programs, load quickly and respond promptly when using this SSD. This enhancement in application performance translates to increased productivity and overall system efficiency.
- Data Transfer: Whether you're moving large files or backing up your data, the Intel SSDSC2KG480GZR's rapid sequential read/write speeds significantly reduce the time required for data transfer tasks.
It's important to note that actual performance may vary depending on various factors, including your system's configuration, workload, and temperature management. However, the Intel SSDSC2KG480GZR offers consistent and reliable performance for everyday computing needs.
Data Management Features
SATA SSDs like the Intel SSDSC2KG480GZR often incorporate features that enhance data management and drive longevity:
- TRIM Support: TRIM is a command that helps the SSD maintain performance over time by marking blocks of data as no longer in use. This enables the drive to erase and prepare those blocks for new data, reducing write amplification and maintaining consistent performance.
General Information - Intel SSDSC2KG480GZR
- Manufacturer: Intel
- Model Number or SKU# SSDSC2KG480GZR
- Product Type: Solid State Drive
- Storage Capacity: 480GB
Technical Information for 480GB Solid State Drive
- Form Factor: 2.5 Inch (7mm)
- Interface Type: SATA 6Gbps
- Lithography: 144L TLC 3D NAND
- Shock: 1,000 G (max) at 0.5 msec
- MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures): 2,000,000 Hours
Performance of SATA 6Gbps SSD
- Sequential Read: Up to 550 MB/s
- Sequential Write: Up to 500 MB/s
- Random Read (100% Span): 85,000 IOPS
- Random Write (100% Span): 48,000 IOPS
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