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SanDisk ReadyCache SDSSDRC-032G-G26 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I have a 7-year-old Dell D620 laptop that I wanted to rejuvenate into something suitable for simple tasks (Internet, word processing, watching videos, etc.) at home and during travel. So I got this little SSD as an inexpensive boot drive.

I installed Lubuntu Linux as a lightweight OS that is efficient and doesn't take up a whole lot of space on the admittedly small drive. The result is like a brand new machine. Lubuntu boots in under 10 seconds, applications load instantly, etc.

Cons: Small capacity, but nowadays flash memory is ubiquitous, so I can always use that if I need more. Works for my purposes.

Other Thoughts: I recommend this to anyone who wants to give new life to an old machine. Just make sure it takes regular SATA drives and not mSATA or IDE.

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Intel 510 Series (Elm Crest) SSDSC2MH120A2K5 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Everything said in every other review is true: this thing changes the way you look at computers. It makes every other computer seem slow in comparison. Applications load nearly instantly, and loading screens are a thing of the past. Windows 7 boots in under 10 seconds. I picked the relatively more expensive Intel drive for its reported reliability, and have had zero issues so far.

Cons: Not free, doesn't butter my bread, doesn't pick up after my dog, etc. The price is steep but you get what you pay for IMO.

Other Thoughts: I'm using this drive with an AMD motherboard, and while I have not been able to get the maximum read speeds advertised, it's still blazing fast. As I understand it, those of you who go the Intel route may get somewhat faster read speeds. Don't let this discourage those of you who have AMD--it's still great.

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz
EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti
GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Intel 510 SSD 120 GB
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
LIAN LI Lancool PC-K7B Black Aluminum/ SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Power Supply
LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS70 - OEM
Acer S211HLbd 21.5'' 5ms LED-Backlight LCD Monitor

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Jordan S.'s Profile

Display Name: Jordan S.

Date Joined: 12/14/07

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 01/07/12
  • Last Review: 12/13/13
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