Date Joined: 01/08/11
Pros: In my experience, it is a reliable drive with a really cheap $/gb. It is definitely a great option for permanent or high volume data storage for desktop pc's.
Cons: 5400 rpm turned out to feel really slow. I wouldn't recommend this as a primary drive for the OS or apps. Games and multitasking felt bottle-necked to a certain extent.
Overall Review: It is a worthwhile drive for for its purpose. It runs cool and on low power. For casual users interested in a large hdd, its perfect. Right now, mine's unplugged while I run on a smaller and much faster drive.
Pros: Very stable and smooth running drive. I have not experienced any problems whatsoever. Benchmarks show results at or even a tad above advertised speeds (275/138 MB/s sequential read/write). However, this drive is much less about flexing high seq. read/writes, and more about performance, value, and reliability. It is also important to look at its quick access times, low latency, and high IOPS. Windows 7 installed smoothly on the first run, and then I used Intel SSD toolbox for configuration.
120gb seems like a comfortable size for me- fits all my os, all applications, benchmarks, and games that I am currently playing. It makes them much snappier, increasing productivity and enjoyment.
Cons: SSD's are still pretty expensive, but as others have said, its worth it, and the damage isn't so bad with this one. This drive is the more mainstream, affordable version in Intel's line up.
Overall Review: Some may have overstated the difference between a hdd and ssd, but my experience has been extremely positive. I moved from a 5400 rpm drive to this, and it definitely feels like a removed a huge bottleneck from my system.
Make sure to move away from IDE by changing to AHCI/RAID (depending on situation) before installing Windows 7 to avoid problems.
Pros: A great product that has really changed my perspective. Going from a laptop screen to this, the value of my digital media has multiplied exponentially.
Zero dead pixels
Extremely easy set up
Very crisp, but perfectly balanced with rich color
Plays blu rays just as well as my flat screen tv in the other room, just a few inch smaller, for a fraction of the price..
Overall Review: No HMDI, which is not a problem whatsoever for me and my entertainment setup. The only time one may want to look at stepping up is if they also want to plug in devices such as a ps3, xbox 360.
Pros: I have observed solid performance of this RAM on two systems. Personally, I run these on a ASUS P7P55D-E Pro motherboard with good results.
Also, Corsair has delivered excellent customer support. On the one occasion it was necessary, I went through the RMA process through the manufacturer. However, I can't list it as a con because it was completely painless and rather quick.
Overall Review: Make sure to either enable XMP profile or set DRAM voltage to 1.65v through BIOS. These settings will definitely contribute to stability.