- Mini-SATA (mSATA)
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Multiple drive failures 07/27/2013
I used the mSATA drive for my Win7 OS, and the laptops spinning disk drive for storage. Windows 7 boots up incredibly fast, it increased battery life, and windows functions like opening programs, browsers, etc was extremely quick. You take this for granted after a bit, until the drive fails and you have to boot off of your normal spinning disk.
I have had this drive for less than 4 months, and it has died twice already. The first time was within 2 weeks of my purchase so NewEgg replaced the drive. Now less than 3 months later the replacement drive has died, and I am in the process of RMA with ADATA.
I love the speed improvements from mSATA, but I am on my third rebuild within 3 months because of drive failures. I've lost confidence in the product's reliability, so I'm not sure if I can continue to run my primary OS on it. I would be very cautious of using this in any business environment.
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