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Item#: N82E16820167055

4 out of 5 eggs Never going back to a tradition HDD 08/26/2011

This review is from: Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW160G310 2.5" 160GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros:

Price, POST and boot is quicker than my iPad, all programs across the board are much quicker.

Cons:

A crucial firmware update for this drive does not work for my version of the MacBook Pro... yet.

Other Thoughts:

This drive is amazing and has made me a firm believer in SSD. Boot time is insanely fast, and all my programs open up super quick. The only reason why I am giving this drive 4 stars is because it has a critical known issue that Intel has addressed via firmware workaround, but the .iso only contains an .exe file. Apparently, the firmware doesn't work with my mid-2008 2.5GHz Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro 4,1 and shows an error "This Intel SSD is not present or disconnected" when initalized in Windows XP via Boot Camp. I hope that there is a remedy for this soon, or I'm gonna be praying the drive has some longevity to backup it's performance.

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