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Pros: Card works perfectly with my Polaroid Cube mini-camera. The seller "3C Expert" provided fast and free shipping (2 days!).
Other Thoughts: Unlike some other micro-SDHC cards, this one works fine with the Polaroid Cube.READ FULL REVIEW
Cons: None, so far.
Other Thoughts: These drives are basically the Samsung 840 Pro with a bit more over-provisioning for endurance (hence the 480GB capacity) and the firmware is optimized for fast reads. They're rated for one Petabyte of writes. That's 1,000 Terabytes! Not likely I'll come close to that even though I typically do 5 to 10GB of writes per day.
I generally avoid refurbished items but these drives have no moving parts and are very low-risk as a refurb. Remember that Windows will not see this drive until you run disk management and partition it and format it. Some buyers think they got duds but they don't know how to deal with a drive that's never been used. These have never been used... S.M.A.R.T. data shows zero hours of usage.
I just slapped it into my desktop and ran the Windows 8.1 installer which I have on a USB 3.0 flash drive. No problems. Installed in about 8 minutes and I was up and running at lightning speed. Be sure to attach it to a SATA III (6GB/Sec) port if you have one. All new motherboards have them now. Most newer laptops use SATA III too. CrystalDiskInfo will tell you if you have it on SATA III (it will say "SATA/600".
After making sure it worked okay, I used Acronis to clone the 320GB HDD that I had been using. Worked like a charm. I couldn't be happier. The Samsung Data Migration software won't work with this drive because it's designed for enterprise use. Most data centers have their own cloning or image-applying software.
Pros: - Noticeably faster than the Intel 530 Series and cheaper too.
- Included cable/adapter and cloning software works perfectly
- Included maintenance program works well too
- 3-yr warranty
Cons: None, so far.
Other Thoughts: I also have the 120GB version of this same model. The 250GB is faster for small file writes due to larger capacity. This is to be expected. This is the best upgrade you can give your laptop or desktop since traditional hard drives are the bottleneck in most systems.READ FULL REVIEW