Joined on 12/30/09
Pros: This is an excellent SSD for the money especially considering the life expectancy and the speed. I compared many SSD's before buying this one, and as far as I was concerned offered a lot more bang for the buck than any others that I researched. No heat sink on it, just one of my case fans blowing towards it, and it idles at about 39-40C. During a backup with heavy reading, it went to 51, but came right back down to 40 in just a couple of minutes. It is set to X4. I have an Asus Maximus IX Code mobo with the "armor" on it, and Asus phone support said to leave the access cover off after installation, but their email support said to put it back on. For anyone having one of these boards, I recommend leaving the cover off as it is just plastic and will obviously trap heat since it sits right down on top of the SSD. IT IS NOT PART OF THE HEATSINK FOR THE PCH AS SOME AT ASUS SAY! Just make sure you have good airflow over the SSD, and you will be fine.
Overall Review: Would highly recommend this SSD and Newegg. I have purchase many, many items from Newegg over the years, and have not been disappointed yet.
More than I expected
Pros: Dropped CPU temp by about 10 degrees Celsius on my laptop. Very surprised it would have that much effect. The CPU was running at about 50-51C and is now running at about 40-41C. Attractive Sit it down, sit the computer on it, plug it in to the computer and go! What could be easier?
Cons: Maybe a direct USB connection to the fan and on/off switch so that both USB ports could be used for other USB devices instead of one being used to connect the fan. You don't lose anything with the way it is, but an additional USB port would be nice.
Overall Review: I would highly recommend this product. May buy another one for a tablet computer I have that is sitting on an older "cooling" stand that doesn't seem to cool much. It is only good for giving a better typing angle.