Date Joined: 11/16/18
Pros: -Lots of storage for the price
-Very fast performance at this price point and form factor
Overall Review: The mechanical drive on my HP laptop died after a long business trip, I guess I gave it too many bumps and trips through the airport. The computer is less than a year old and still has excellent specs so I didn't want to buy a whole new rig over 1 component.
This SSD was shipped very quickly and I had it installed in about 1 hour and my OS took about 10 mins to install. That was a pleasant shock.
I have never previously owned or used an SSD before so I wasn't entirely prepared for how much of a performance improvement it would be. I now boot to the desktop in under 5 seconds and my programs launch almost instantly. The computer is smoother in it's operation and it runs much cooler as well. I now wish I'd done this in the first place.
Now this isn't the best SSD on the market, but if you're considering switching from a mechanical drive, even this is a night and day improvement over what you have now. It seems reliable too. My experience with drives are that if they don't fail in the first week, they probably won't until they die of old age or abuse.
Pros: -Lots of storage
Cons: -Not a great colour if your computer has a glass panel.
Overall Review: I bought this for my son's gaming computer that was previously using an HDD with some optane. He still has the HDD for the big things, but we put the OS on this. His boot time went from about 1 minute to just over 10 seconds. He loves it.
The SSD worked great out of the box and has continued to be completely reliable for the last 6 months. I figure if it hasn't fialed yet, it's not going to until it wears out. Well worth the money in my opinion if you can live with the colour.