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Pros: This thing is great. Bootup (from the start of when the Windows 7 slash screen first appears) to desktop (including typing my password) takes about 10 seconds.
The Intel SSD Toolbox (available through Intel's website) is unobtrusive. This drive shipped with the latest firmware (though, I did check prior to installing this drive using my old W7 installation).
120GB is enough space for the OS, some basic, small programs, Diablo 3, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Lightroom 3, I still have ~60gb free for more programs.
According to the specs (though, I have no hard evidence for it), this drive has faster write than other, similarly sized drives.
Cons: A little on the more expensive side for SSDs
Other Thoughts: Great as an OS/programs drive. Dumped my data on a traditional hard drive and pointed W7 to look for the data libraries there.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ENERMAX T.B. Silence UCTB12N-R 120mm Red LED Case Fan
Pros: Very quiet. At an arm's length, it's just a gentle hum (and that could simply be the other fans in the case adding cumulatively to the noise). Seems to provide good airflow. Red LED is not in your face bright.
Cons: LED isn't very bright if that is a concern for you. Not a problem for me though.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SilverStone SDP08 2 x 2.5" to 3.5" Bay Converter
Pros: Fit 2x 2.5" drives in a single 3.5" drive bay. Purchased it to mount an SSD in a case lacking 2.5" bays.
Cons: Didn't fit in the external 3.5" drive bay with the case's faceplate installed. Maybe they could have tried shaving off a little bit more, since it only has to be mountable in a 3.5" bay, not fully filling it.
Instead I had to mount one of my 3.5" drives into the external drive bay and put this in the 3.5" internal drive cage. It was almost too wide with the case's drive rails to fit in that internal bay and the 3.5" bay mounting holes were a tad bit tight, but it all fit okay in the end.