Joined on 08/26/03
Definitely SSD! :)
Pros: -Inexpensive (good price/value ratio) -Efficient upgrade for older systems (without buying a new one)
Cons: -TLC (if you believe the whole TLC vs MLC NAND thing) -3 year warranty (I actually would like seeing at least 4 year as an industry standard - it would be more comforting and assuring to know that the manufacture stands behind it) -Definitely not the fastest, but priced accordingly (if you catch it on sale)
Overall Review: I have ECO2 series (512GB) and this one. While I do not see a difference in real life usage between the two drives, 512 GB ECO2 drive has MLC NAND while ECO3 has TLC NAND. My coputer has SATA II connection so it is not able to fully utilize read/write speeds of this drive, but my Windows 7 loads within 15s after BIOS screen (used to be 1-1.5 minutes easily). One thing that still bothers me (just like ECO2 series), Mushkin touts it as the only manufacture who designs and assembles their products in USA (that is their marketing gimmick even on their website), but this drive has "Hecho en Mexico" sticker right on the from of the drive. I do NOT care where the drive is made as long as it is reliable, but such marketing ploys are irritating me and does not make a good impression towards Mushkin. I hope Mushkin addresses it.
Brought back life into 6-year old laptop!
Pros: -Good price/GB -Decent speed -SSD!!!!
Cons: - Not the fastest on the market, but priced accordingly. - "Hecho en Mexico"????
Overall Review: I cannot comment about longevity as of yet, but this particular drive does use different controller than the rest of this ECO2 series. It uses SMI-SM2246EN controller while the rest of the drives in this series use SF-2200 (not very great reviews about it). Moreover, I assume it is using asynchronous MLC NAND, but I could NOT find it written anywhere in the specifications (other drives in this series use asynchronous MLC NAND). Lastly, I do not like marketing gimmicks - I really do not care where the product is made as long as it is a good value, reliable and company stands behind it. Mushkin advertises that this drive is assembled in USA, but the drive has sticker on the front "Hecho en Mexico" - really, Mushkin, really?
I LOVE it!!!
Pros: Finally MFP print server with USB 2.0 support! I used to have the I****r server that used to stall in the middle of printing constantly. This one even let's me share scanner over the network that I was not able to with I****r before because of USB 1.0. Auto-connect feature is awsome too! Send the file and utility connects automatically!
Cons: Like with any new product some little glitches come out to the surface. Sometimes auto connect does not pick up.
Overall Review: I am really glad with a purchase! Would recommend to anyone who has MFP or even just printer!