Difference between two specific Intel 320 series SSDs

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  1. g-boac macrumors 6502

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    Hello! Could anyone please tell me the difference between the Intel SSDSA2CW600G310 and SSDSA2CW600G3K5 solid state drives? Both are listed for sale on multiple reseller sites, they have different part numbers and are priced differently, but no reseller rep can tell me what the difference is between the two products.

    As an example, you can see:

    Any insight anybody might have would be sincerely appreciated!

    thanks!
    Mark
     
  2. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    Sure.. One is an OEM drive and doesn't come with the pretty retail packing. The retail drive comes with a 5 year warranty and the OEM drive doesn't have a warranty listed. I'm pretty sure you want the one with the 5 year warranty.
     
  3. g-boac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks Dustin. Packaging, I'll only pay another $30 bucks for if it's Apple. Maybe! ;)

    now, the 5 year warranty. . .he%#!!!! yes I will pay the additional $30 for a five year warranty.

    Sincerest thanks for your response!

    cheers,
    Mark
     
  4. DrivenDaily macrumors newbie

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    Warranty Differences

    I just picked up an Intel 320 Series 160GB after a lot of research. Here is the difference between the OEM warranty and the Retail/Reseller warranty to the best of my knowledge. As you can see...you probably want the Retail/Reseller (Last characters of product code are B5 or K5) box.

    As what's included in each see this page

    Retail/Reseller:

    if the Product is properly used and installed, it will be free from defects in material and workmanship, and will substantially
    conform to Intel’s publicly available specifications for a period of five (5) years beginning on the date the Product was
    purchased in its original sealed packaging in the case of an Original Purchaser or the date of original purchase of a computer
    system containing the Product in the case of an Original System Customer. If the Product, which is the subject of this Limited
    Warranty, fails to conform to the above warranty during the warranty period, Intel, at its option, will:
    * REPAIR the Product by means of hardware and/or software; OR
    * REPLACE the Product with another product; OR, if Intel is unable to repair or replace the Product,
    * REFUND the then-current value of the Product at the time a claim for warranty service is made to Intel under this Limited Warranty.


    OEM:

    if the Product is properly used and installed, it will be free from defects in material and workmanship, and will substantially
    conform to Intel’s publicly available specifications for the “warranty period”, which is THE SHORTER OF: (A) A PERIOD OF FIVE
    (5) YEARS BEGINNING ON THE DATE THE PRODUCT WAS PURCHASED IN ITS ORIGINAL SEALED PACKAGING IN THE CASE OF AN
    ORIGINAL PURCHASER OR THE DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE OF A COMPUTER SYSTEM CONTAINING THE PRODUCT IN THE
    CASE OF AN ORIGINAL SYSTEM CUSTOMER; OR (B) THE PERIOD ENDING ON THE DATE WHEN THE USAGE OF THE DRIVE, AS
    MEASURED BY INTEL’S IMPLEMENTATION OF THE “SMART” ATTRIBUTE (E9) “MEDIA WEAR-OUT INDICATOR”, REACHES A
    “NORMALIZED VALUE” OF “1”, AS REPORTED BY THE INTEL® SSD TOOLBOX. The “Media Wear-out Indicator” (E9) is specified in
    the Intel datasheet for the Product, and can be accessed using the Intel® Solid-State Drive Toolbox software available as a free
    download from Intel. By using the Intel SSD Toolbox and clicking on the “Check SMART Attributes” button the user will find the
    E9 or “Media Wear-out Indicator” value. A new, unused drive will show a Media Wear-out Indicator value of “100”, while a drive
    that has reached its write endurance limit will show a Media Wear-out Indicator value of “1”.
    If the Product, which is the subject
    of this Limited Warranty, fails to conform to the above warranty during the warranty period, Intel, at its option, will:
    * REPAIR the Product by means of hardware and/or software; OR
    * REPLACE the Product with another product; OR, if Intel is unable to repair or replace the Product,
    * REFUND the then-current value of the Product at the time a claim for warranty service is made to Intel under this
    Limited Warranty.
     

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