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Pros: Installed about 3 months ago, haven't had a single issue. This was installed to replace a mechanical drive in an existing machine running Win 7x64 (installed as an upgrade in other words, not as part of a new build). I followed an install guide that I found online that indicated to physically install the drive first and then format it using Disk Management. I did this, then installed a fresh copy of Win 7 on it, I did not use the migration software that Transcend has available for those who don't want to perform a clean install. Once the OS was installed, I made sure TRIM was enabled and made a few other tweaks (disabling virtual memory, etc.) and have not had a single problem with it.
This is a SATA III drive, but my onboard controller is only SATA II. Still, a saturated SATA II bus can really push some serious data. I haven't seen any single piece of hardware make so much of a difference in performance on any machine I've ever built, with the exception of some video card upgrades I've done for gaming purposes. It's night and day compared to the previous mechanical drive (a WD Caviar Black). Has the added benefit of being completely silent, of course.
Got a great price on it, also -- cheaper than it is now, even, 3 months later. Thanks newegg!
Cons: Can't think of any. It works, so what more can one ask for?
Other Thoughts: Based on this purchase, and assuming price, reviews and performance are basically comparable to the other products currently on the market, I wouldn't hesitate to buy another Transcend drive.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb Quad-Core 3.0 GHz Socket AM3 95W HDX945WFGIBOX Processor
Pros: 3GHz clock speed, quad-core power. Unlike a lot of folks, it seems, I find the stock fans that come with AMD CPUs to be more than adequate. No need for an aftermarket cooler when you're not doing any overclocking. Installed into a Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P board with no trouble. Only uses 95W of power.
Other Thoughts: Great for all the games I run.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Works great, no issues whatsoever with stability or anything else. Good price -- cheaper than it's listed here today, in fact. Heat spreaders pre-installed. Totally compatible with the Gigabyte MA-770t-UD3P board and AMD Phenom II X4 945 CPU that I picked up. Performance index under Windows 7 x64: 7.5.
Cons: Not a one.
Other Thoughts: Seems like great RAM. With a lifetime warranty, it's hard to go wrong.READ FULL REVIEW