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This review is from: SanDisk Z400s 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SD8SBAT-128G-1122
Pros: Several times faster than none solid state drives
Getting a total performance boost of about 40% on machines over the older spindle drives they are replacing
Lower power usage so less heat, also more battery life in older laptops
Cons: write speeds are a little slower than some drives about 20 dollars more, but at this price point; this is much more bang for the buck.
(01/30/2017) I have since tried a few types of drives that cost more and had listed better specs, and none have been any faster.
Other Thoughts: Installed this drive in about 25 older machines so far. No issues at all to report. I'm planning on using this drive in about 300 more machines in our environment and redeploy them.
(01/30/2017) This drive is now in about 85 machines with no issues. Bought some Transcend SSD340 drives a few months back and 3 of 15 have already failed in our environment. I just wish that Newegg stocked more of these.
This review is from: SanDisk SD8SB8U-128G-1122 X400 SATA 2.5" 128GB Internal SSD
Pros: Fast read times and much better overall than an older spindle type drive. Will easily boost an older machines performance by 35 to 45%.
Cons: Write speeds are much slower than the Z400s; which is usually around the same price. This drive took 20% longer to write the same image to it in the same machine configuration.
Other Thoughts: Depends on what you are going to use this in, but own about 40 of these now with no issues. If you are using this for a none power user's machine; it is great. But the 20% faster write times of the Z400s make it the better buy if these drives are fairly close in price.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Fairly fast, I have been using the SanDisk Z400s and this drive took about 6 seconds longer to image.
Using a OptiPlex 3020 with an i5 and 8GBs of RAM with the source on a USB 3.0 driver reader using Clonzilla.
My image took 5 minutes 18 seconds from image selection to shutdown menu on the Transend SSD340.
It takes about 6 minutes and 50 seconds on the SanDisk X400.
And It takes about 5 minutes and 12 seconds on the SanDisk Z400s, my preferred drive at this point.
I ran at least 3 comparisons using the same hardware. Getting consistent image completion speeds.
The read speed may fair better, but write speeds tend to be a good indicator over performance since most drives read really fast comparted to their spindle counter parts.
It was boxed very well and came with a mounting bracket.
Cons: It is about 6 dollars more than the SanDisk Z400s which I had originally chose as the drive to use for upgrading machines to solid states. I have purchased about 40 of the Z400s with no failures and about 10 of the SanDisk X400 with no failures. 2 out the 15 Trend SSD340 drives have failed. I will not be risking having to change any more of these out. The 2 drives were dead in the water in less than 60 days in production. They can't be read or reimaged. Just barely heavy enough to make good paper weights. Either pay more for a better drive or drop back to a more reliable drive like the SanDisk Z400s. I find it hard to believe these are rated this good and I had 2 out of 15 to fail after such a short time.
Other Thoughts: You do get a bracket with these drives, but I've found the Dell OptiPlex machines we have been using have holes in the drive holders that line up nicely with at least two of the mounting holes as long as you have some M8 metric screws. A few dollars for a box of 25 at your nearest Ace.READ FULL REVIEW