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Transcend 2.5" 64GB PATA MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) TS64GSSD25-M

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  • 2.5"
  • 64GB
  • PATA

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great SSD for the Mac after Mod 1/28/2011 8:14:35 AM

Pros: I slapped this into my Powerbook g4 12" and it works like a dream. The issue is that you must have this set to Master as another reviewer stated. In order for this to fit the 44 pin cable that comes with the Powerbook you need to snip the end piece off the cable. I used an exacto knife to cut the piece of and it worked like a charm. My mac feels like knew and it breathed life into a mac that I was about to get rid of.

Cons: None, well maybe the fact that you have to mod your powerbook44 pin cable to get this to work.

Overall Review: Though it is expensive it does pay off in the fact that your Powerbook will be really fast and it doesn't get hot.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Love it! 1/25/2011 1:26:51 PM

Pros: Great SSD for old laptops, that only take an IDE hard drive! It doesn't mean the cpu can do more, but not waiting 5 minutes for it to boot up, or 2 minutes for a program to load, is more than worth what I paid! My Dell Insperon 5150 now boots into XP's desktop, in 10 seconds (Not kidding)! Simply put, this SSD stopped me from throwing this laptop away! It's actually fun to use now! No waiting for anything! I would have preferred the 128Gb version, but the cost was to high! 64Gb's is enough for me! Couldn't be happier with this complete transformation of my laptop!
Remember when defragging to only "Consolidate free space", and do not perform a regular defrag! It's been running for over 2 months now, and maybe over 3 months, not sure, but absolutely zero problems with it!

Cons: The price could be lower!

Overall Review: Even large programs don't slow down program load times! Kaspersky, Office, and so on.
I highly recommend using "Perfect Disk" to perform "Consolidate Free Space" Defragmenting.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
A conditional endorsement 1/25/2011 10:13:02 AM

Pros: The only PATA SSD that I could find. Lower power consumption with a noticeable increase in read performance over a 5400 RPM mechanical drive. Less vulnerable to damage from physical abuse.

Cons: If you buy this unit expecting a blazingly fast drop-in-replacement for a mechanical hard drive, especially running WinXP you are likely to be disappointed. The improved read performance is balanced by a write performance below that of the average HD, and frequent controller stalls freezing WinXP during heavy write activity will be annoying.

If you don't know how to align a disk partition, edit the registry, disable hibernation, are uncomfortable extensively tweaking WinXP, or if your computer has less than 1 gigabyte of RAM (to minimize page file writes!), I would avoid this unit and get a mechanical hard drive.

Overall Review: Do your homework BEFORE trying to install - correct partition alignment is a MUST for even marginally acceptable performance. Moving temp files onto a RAM disk helps, but is impractical on machines with smaller RAM sizes.

For an older laptop, think long and hard about the tradeoffs of simply replacing your old machine with one of the newest crop of low-cost netbooks. It'll likely only cost a couple hundred dollars more, and could save you a LOT of grief.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Update, one year later 7/24/2010 6:39:38 AM

Pros: Drive is still working fine one year later.

Cons: None yet.

Overall Review: I know this might not be conforming to the review guidelines, but you guys really should know about this: there is a free utility I've been using on my Transcend PATA SSD that's made a world of difference: "Flashfire is a utility that uses host RAM to enhance random write performance of a SSD. It's especially useful for the system using low-end SSDs".

I've been using it for almost a year now, and it's indispensable.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
5/ 5
Great for older laptops 7/15/2010 5:34:07 AM

Pros: Quite a bit faster for an older laptop I have to use with XP on it. It stopped the bottleneck problem on a 2005 Dell XPS I use for work. Processing is not better though. And it still works very well after 3 months. It started to slow slightly after accidental defrag but it quickly got back up to speed. This is a very worthwhile upgrade for older laptops. Some reviewers whine about it but, I suspect they whine about everything they buy and I see this quite often. Completely quiet. Cooler laptop. Very happy with this purchase.

Cons: Be careful about defrag, compressing files and not leaving enough space on the HDD.

Overall Review: This solves decades old bottleneck problems. Like adding 64GB of RAM to your computer. But, not quite as fast. Does not solve junk hardware problems on cheap computers.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Not compatible with Windows XP 6/18/2010 9:37:47 PM

Pros: Bought in June 2010. Works generally as advertised on box, i.e. 80MB/s sequential read, 50MB/s sequential write, and Windows 7 compatible (check pictures of the 32GB version for box specs). Benchmarks pretty well with Atto Disk Benchmark; not so well with CrystalDiskMark. Came loaded with most recent firmware.

Cons: Freezes and stutters with Windows XP, often at or just after boot screens, even with oft noted partition alignment. Install machine was a 5-year-old Dell D600 that had maxed out CPU and RAM with an 802.11n card. There were no issues with the 5400rpm HDD previously installed.

Switching to Windows 7 solves freezing issues, but occasional stutter and slowness still occur, presumably during random writes whose performance is described below.

Poor small random write performance: CrystalDiskMark gave it roughly 2MB/s for random 4K writes.

Not "noise-free" as advertised on box: when performing small and/or random reads and/or writes, the drive makes audible high pitched noises, sounding somewhat like a HDD.

Overall Review: Not pleased with the product; however, since it does appear to work as advertised, it is not a candidate for RMA. Note the advertising fails to market the specs which actually make the SSD useful, since they are apparently so poor.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
5/ 5
Powerbook 12" upgrade 6/13/2010 7:36:40 AM

- Fast!
- Low battery use
- Quiet
- Shock resistant
- Stable

Cons: - NEEDS A LITTLE MODIFICATION FOR USE IN POWERBOOK 12" otherwise the HDD will not wake up from sleep.
- None so far!

Overall Review: First of all, I bought 128GB version and experienced the same symptoms as Snakedoc initially.

Before I did anything - I found another review - stated that all you have to do is to make sure the HDD.. oops SSD's jumper setting is "Master."

To achieve this with Powerbook 12", I did have to use the default jumper pin that came with the drive and to do that I needed to take away a piece from the 44 pin connector so that it could accomodate the jumper pin. I used my trusty Moto-tool.

After changing the SSD jumper setting to "Master," everything is working great! Everything is really fast, stable and efficient.

I will recommend this drive if you know the difference between Slave and Master, and not scared to do a little (3 min.) operation on the connector. :-)

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Great for a week... 3/24/2010 7:51:21 AM

Pros: -Improved boot time, application opening, battery life and overall operation
-Worked with OS X Leopard brilliantly and gave my 12-inch powerbook G4 a great boost!
-Very, very quiet...loved that the most about this drive!

Cons: -Obviously price to hard drive size ratio
-Would stall and sometimes freeze when I woke my powerbook g4 up from sleep mode...and from time to time I would have to force a restart by holding down the power button
-The drive died after a week of operation...when I woke my laptop up, it froze and wouldn't do anything so I forced a restart and after restart, I recieved the Apple "hard drive error message" and the rest is history. I'm getting a replacement from newegg and selling it immediately...going to replace it with a 320gb hard drive.

Overall Review: I wouldn't recommend an SSD for IDE laptops, but they're amazing for SATA laptops...due to the bottleneck on older (IDE) laptops SSD's are pointless and a waste of money when you can get a great hard drive with a lot more storage for a fraction of the price.

If you want to "breath new life" into your old laptop, just get a larger hard drive...SSD's are a waste of money and if you're going to spend that kind of money, then you should just invest in a new laptop.

I purchased this SSD because I wanted to see how my Powerbook Gg (1.5ghz/1.25) ran with an SSD, and it was great! The boot time was fast and applications took about one bounce to open, including numbers, pages and keynote! And most of all it was silent! I loved the fact that my laptop was silent! But the freezing issue after waking up from sleep killed any love I had for this SSD, and if anyone has ever taken apart a Powerbook G4 then you'd understand where I'm coming from...overall a decent SSD if you get a reliable one.

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