Joined on 07/06/06
Pros: Fast, fast, and did I mention fast?! This things is incredible. I had been using a raptor as my primary drive in the past, but this just blows it away. It shipped with the 2.15 firmware which seems to be very stable. I haven't had a single issue thus far. Windows recognized it right away.
Cons: Price, but you really get what you pay for so no eggs docked.
Overall Review: Everything starts up extremely fast, going back to a computer using a HDD just seems slow now.
Pros: Fast Quiet Cool Green Lights (The most important part, I know!)
Overall Review: I upgraded from a GTX 560, and needless to say this this is huge compared to that. ~3" longer. Make sure you have enough room for it. I had to move a few things around in my Antec Nine Hundred Two V3. I have 2 1080p monitors and the 560 was great for the longest time, but just graphic settings needed to be turned down quite a bit to keep a decent frame rate for more recent games. The 970 is just humming right along at max settings in everything I've tried (Witcher 3 was probably most graphically intense). Definitely recommended for anyone doing 1080p gaming.
Pros: I was skeptical about hybrid drives, but now I would recommend them to just about everyone. Built a computer with 2 of these for a company in raid 1 and the responsiveness of the computer was everything you could want. Anyone coming from a regular HDD will be highly impressed and never want to go back. That being said, it doesn't match the performance of a SSD, but that's to be expected.
Cons: None that have come across at this time. Install was flawless and haven't had a single hiccup.
Overall Review: Perfect for anyone willing to spend just that little extra to get a bit more performance. You won't have to gut the price of a SSD and still get a noticeable difference.
Pros: Internal drive bays are very simple to work with. No screws, just a hand twist on both sides and it feels very sturdy. Plenty of room inside of the case for everything to fit and easy cable management. Fans are quiet and LED's work as expected (and look better than the pictures)
Cons: Front panel does seem a little flimsy and I was nervous to take it off at first without breaking anything, but it did stay in one piece!
Pros: Very quiet, powerful, and cheap. Great for low to mid-end builds that don't require a huge amount of power.
Cons: Power cord doesn't come with it. Also after you have one plugged in it seems to be pretty touchy. There have been a few times already that the power has been cut off to the computer because the power cord moves the slightest amount. Not really too big of a deal once you get the computer where you won't move it.