Joined on 08/25/07
The only SSD for a Mac
Pros: Blazing fast and installs without a hitch as long as you follow instructions.
Cons: Price -- I bought this and the price dropped about a month after I purchased it. However, I'm so happy with the performance, I'm not too upset.
Overall Review: I bought one to breathe life into a Windows-based laptop and liked it so much I bought one for my son's Macbook Pro. Installation and software reloading was a breeze. the Macbook was on it's way out of the house and now it is a favored machine. I should have done this earlier.
Sturdy and fast external enclosure
Pros: Great if you want to use "Firewire" (1394) connectivity to an external hard drive. Bought this to support 'dual booting' on my Macbook Pro. Installed an SSD inside, connect via Firewire and cannot tell the difference between using my internal hard drive (also an SSD) and the external hard drive.
Cons: A bit pricey versus some of the other ones, but may be worth the money if you don't have Firewire cables. The extra money pays for them.
Overall Review: Within the first week I dropped it twice and stepped on it without damaging the case. This was surprising to me given how much weight it supported and how much abuse it has suffered through! Awesome case.
Fast, reliable SSD
Pros: Intel reliability, easy to install and works just like a normal hard drive -- only faster. Make sure you read how to configure your laptop settings on line so that you extend the life of this drive. This is my third drive and love it. Boots an Apple Macbook Pro in about 20 seconds and my UL30VT in about 15 seconds. Has extended battery life by 50%!
Cons: Intel should include instructions or suggestions for how to configure laptop settings to take full advantage of this SSD. While the "www" is a wonderful thing, you shouldn't have to research how to set up a particular product. Additionally, there is no Intel SSD toolbox for the Mac.
Great USB Stick
Pros: Small USB stick that can be attached to your key ring without increasing the size.
Cons: Is very small -- if you're not used to the stick, you can lose it pretty easily.
Overall Review: Gizmo may want to consider offering these in a multitude of colors as the white could be mistaken for a chicklet.... Great USB stick -- don't use anything but these.
Great external hard drive enclosure
Pros: Good looking, sturdy, easy to assemble and inexpensive external hard drive enclosure.
Overall Review: This enclosure has withstood a couple of 'freak' accidents and has survived without trouble -- I've sat on it twice and have dropped it off my desk. None of the incidents seem to have as much as marred the survace.