Joined on 01/30/06
not bad but not great
Pros: cheap price for its size and ok random access time. vista gives it a 5.9 for performance and the boot times are pretty quick - lower 20 seconds to useable desktop including bios post.
Cons: medioce random write performance - not sure what situations you get 100 read / 80 write but its not very often if at all (at least not on a PM965 intel motherboard)
Overall Review: its a rebranded samsung - the random write IOPS are in the 150's depending on block size which is about as good as a regular hard drive. the above testing was done on an asus F8Sn C-1 laptop. my comparison is a memoright 32GB pata drive which crushes this from a performance standpoint (.05 ms access and 800 random writes/s).
good laptop - bad OS
Pros: everthing - excellent build quality, aesthetics, keyboard has a nice feel and sound. screen is great - i dont mind the glossy finish and text looks great. overall a great buy. thanks to asus and newegg!
Cons: battery is small and will last 2.5 hours tops. only a minor point for an otherwise great product.
Overall Review: Vista is pig but should soar once i get a solid state drive :)