- SATA III
Great Starter SSD 09/04/2013
Very fast, about 8 second boot. No issues with installation. Overall a good buy.
Flimsy SATA port.
Had this drive for almost 2 years with zero problems. It's a great budget SSD.
Unfortunately, when I took apart my tower for cleaning the other day, the SATA bracket (the L-shaped plastic bit that holds the contacts) broke off the drive into the SATA cable connector. Using electrical tape, I have been able to force the contacts into position in the SATA cable, but this is only a temporary fix. I have already contacted Mushkin support and will be RMA'ing this once all my files have been backed up. Mushkin support was very friendly, helpful, and I did not have to wait at all.
I believe the design of the connector could be improved, but because this is currently the standard for all drives, can't really knock a whole egg. Also, I will be switching out all my SATA cables to the flat, right angle style to reduce the strain on the port / connector. 4.5 eggs!
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