Date Joined: 05/22/11
Pros: Long cables for easy connections in weird cases
Cons: It stopped working after about 3 days, intermittently shutting off
Cost me many days of troubleshooting, and almost resourced more expensive components
Overall Review: I purchased this PSU thinking it was a nice balance of budget and power. After assembling a rig with it, I was having some trouble reliably turning on the PC. For a while, I thought this had something to do with faulty RAM, a bad motherboard, or just bad luck. After I delivered this to a friend as a gift, he called me 2 days later to say the PC wouldn't turn on, other than a few seconds of LED and fan time. This was an important gift, and it took many hours over the phone to eliminate the basic possible problems. When I took the PC back to work on it, I noticed that I would sometimes get as many as 15 seconds of uptime before a restart. Eventually, I performed the paper-clip test, and found that the PSU itself would shut-down after a random number of seconds. I replaced the PSU with another I bought locally, and now the PC is working fine.
I may have just had bad luck, but I would not recommend this product based on my experience.
Pros: Fast, cheap, small, easy to install. (before it died)
Cons: Died after about a month. I was installing a new fan, and had to reboot several times near the initial bios post for testing. After about the 4th restart, the drive never registered again. All the data on the drive was lost. Booting into a liveboot linux thumbdrive (that I keep on hand for such things) usually allows me to fix things, or at least get the data off. No such luck this time. Drive doesn't even show up as connected in any shape or form. I've never had a drive break so completely so quickly. It's very frustrating, especially for my girlfriend, who essentially just lost her new computer.
Overall Review: I haven't had a lot of experience with SSDs, it may be that they are inherently this volatile. That's not much of a comfort to me at this point though.