Date Joined: 06/09/02
Cons: This unit is extremely inconsistent. We had to plug the unit into the PC, then one cable at a time into the unit.. if we were lucky it might work properly in Windows 8.1 -- however if you then unplug it (to say go to a meeting) and come back, you have to unplug all your cables from the unit, and go through this process again, again with no surety that the displays would even come up as expected.
Overall Review: not worth it
Pros: Very Fast
Low Power consumption
Cost - Fantastic, my 1st WD Raptor was $300 dollars or or so for 72GB
Overall Review: the SSD market and technology has really taken off in the last year. I was amazed to see that I could afford a reasonable sized SSD. I put one of these in a DELL D610 and am getting around 135 MB/s which is 4 to 5x faster than my WD Black. it obviously isn't as fast as the specs say it should run, but i'm limited to an older motherboard and SATA controllers. The performace difference on the laptop is still incredible.
We installed another of these drives on a newer HP 8710w laptop, and are benching around 230 MP/s read and 180 MB/s write.
It will be interesting to see how the performance is a few months from now after the effects of fragmenation take hold etc. If the drive holds up, then these are really a no brainer for any laptop user to dramatically increase your performance across the board.