Date Joined: 09/29/07
Pros: Intel's SSD has been reliable and worked great with both Windows 7, Ubuntu 10.04 and Kubuntu 11.04 (not that there's a difference). There was a noticeable improvement in boot time after first switching. Boot times remain snappy.
Cons: I didn't really notice a difference after I actually got into the OS. Loading up applications seemed to take about the same time in comparison to my desktop without an SSD.
Available space is rather small, but that's typical for SSDs.
$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 35G 9.6G 23G 30% /
Overall Review: It started out in my Lenovo S10-3 and I eventually moved it to my Lenovo X120e.
I purchased this SSD to protect myself from mechanical failures,. Most of my past HDDs in laptops have ended dying and clicking.
Pros: The cord seems to be about 7.5 feet long. The sound quality is satisfactory. I listened to a few mp3s and played a couple rounds of Team Fortress 2, and it sounds fine. It doesn't feel like it's going to fall apart in my hands.
Cons: The mic is a little short. It also picks up sound coming out from the headphones. No matter how I adjusted it, it would continue to do so. The cups also don't cover my ears entirely, but they may just be big.
Overall Review: There's a little volume control dial on the left cup behind the mic.
At this price, you can't go wrong. I wouldn't recommend it if you do like to use VoIP and listen to music at the same time.