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Pros: Quiet, speedy, more energy efficient than mechanical, longer battery life for a laptop. I didn't run any speed tests, don't care that it's not the fastest. It's fast enough.
Comes with a handy 3.5" mounting bracket and a stick on spacer to make it the same thickness as a mechanical drive. Although, you could epoxy on some popsicle sticks.
Cons: All plastic case. That will deter heat dissipation. Time will tell. I've 120mm fans cooling all my drives. Can't go wrong cooling a drive, whether it's SSD or mechanical.
Other Thoughts: I followed the manufactures installation procedure. Which was essentially to power off the computer first. However I didn't unplug it. I instead used the switch to disconnect the power supply. This leaves the ground wire connected, to avoid static. You're good as long as you touch the case before touching the drive. Connecting an anti-static wrist strap to a case that isn't grounded is pointless.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Gigabyte ports - work as advertised. I never quantified the actually transfer rate, but it's excellent.
Good signal thru entire house. Albeit the house isn't that big.
DD-WRT firmware is available, I have it loaded.
Cons: Windows is slow to connect to usb storage devices. The storage transfer rates are reasonable, once windows finds it. But you'll have time to make coffee waiting for windows to find it.
Other Thoughts: I've got the older white rectangular model. I'm glad, the newer black model looks silly to me. But you don't care.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Looks good. Works well.
Cons: Eject buttons don't work well. No biggy, just grab the drive by the sides and pull it out.
Adding a second drive while operating the first drive cause s the system to dismount the first. Shortly thereafter the system mounts both drives. I was using win7.