Summary: Don't we love artificial benchmark. A year ago I bought this drive and actually took for granted the speed advertised was real. But only recently when a friend of mine bought a Samsung 850 pro that I noticed a massive speed difference loading game compared to him.
Pros: -Inexpensive -true capacity -silent -much better seek time than platter
Cons: -speed advertised are artificial benchmark achievable only with highly compressible data ( all 0 or all 1 ) -sequential write for uncompressible data barely above platter hdd ( 139 for this ssd vs 102 for a WD Black 1tb )
Summary: Cant beat the Price and speed of this little SSD Yes I would recommend getting this for OS boot Drive. Been building gaming pcs since I was 13 I'm 28 now and just making the switch over to SSD and its well worth it. Makes me wanna check out m2 cards.
Pros: MY first SSD and Loving it set up fast boot not ultra fast boot and from power to login is under 10secs...
Summary: Open anything you buy the second it arrives and put it through forty seven tests. Then do it again. If it still works, it was meant to be yours.
Pros: Since I got a BAD product, I can not give it any "PRO's."
Cons: I had this drive in it's package, in a temp controlled home, in a dry place for over six months. It didn't move at all. I unwrapped it to put in a new machine. No go. Changed SATA cables. No. Power? No. Let's try a different machine. Hook it up here and here and.... no. Unwrap some new SATA cable...
Summary: I've actually had a few ADATA SSDs and I've had good luck with all of them. I have one in my desktop, laptop and ordered a couple to speed up some computers at work. Great value for the money, I think.
Pros: Very fast No hassles Comes with bracket and screws for 3.5" mounting.
Summary: I should have tested speeds way back when I upgraded to a SATA 3 equipped motherboard. That, and their RMA email states "Should problem persists, we request customers to return product(s) to our location for further testing. We will be happy to repair or replace your unit if it deemed faulty.
Pros: Little did I know my drive wasn't running at SATA 3 speeds, but SATA 2. ALL troubleshooting steps performed. 3 Years Warranty. That's good. But...
Cons: For a RMA I need to sent it to ADATA. It's pretty much standard these days if someone has one SSD they're using it as their system drive. Not having this SSD pretty much means not having a computer. That, and who knows how long they'll poke at it until I get something back.
Pros: I bought this early when SSD manufacturing was younger so I bought this product at around ~~$160 Anyways, still happy with purchase, using it as a secondary harddrive in my gaming notebook. It's been over or almost 3 years now, no problems.