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This review is from: SanDisk Extreme 2.5" 480GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SDSSDX-480G-G25
Pros: Solid performance numbers, lower power draw at peak (compared to Samsung 830), and stability so far. It's been a great performer for me.
The price per GB of storage fell to under the magical $1/GB, which does help to make the drive more accessible.
Cons: Thus far, I can't find any real faults with this drive. It's performed every bit as well as my Samsung 830.
Other Thoughts: I've only had a single SSD fail on me (Micron C4, which they replaced quickly), but this drive is still a relatively unknown. I'm hoping that the Sandisk quality is up and the drive won't fail.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: The drive was pretty fast, particularly when set in RAID0 with a twin drive. Data flew off of it...
Cons: However, one of the pair of drives collapsed after 7 months and checking Micron's site for instructions on RMA is an exercise in futility. There is simply no actionable items for a consumer unless you have a Crucial-branded drive... Not particularly good for a drive that you'd think would be business friendly... give the ability to contact them at least.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: OCZ Core Series 2.5" 128GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD2-1C128G
Pros: I got decent read speed from the drive but...
Cons: I tried this drive using both Windows XP SP3 & Fedora 9. This drive has a HORRIBLE write performance and you'll see in long pauses in the OS. (It's not as pronounced when using Linux, but it's still not nearly as good as the original 5400 RPM laptop drive)
Windows XP was absolutely unusable, but I also own a Super Talent 128G and that does fairly well in another laptop. So I know it's the drive. OCZ just shouldn't be marketing this...
Other Thoughts: I really, really wish OCZ wouldn't have put out that garbage... I used to have very high views of them... but now I won't look at their technology the same.READ FULL REVIEW