Summary: This is good & happy upgrade for my Dell I3 17R laptop at this price. Win7 start-up takes only 15 sec while it used to take 5 minutes (too many pre-loaded software from Dell, I guess). I had this for 2 weeks or so and it works great, no error/problem at all. Although I didn't do any test or run any game, for day-to-day usage, I found it's sufficient and perform well as my Plextor M3S 128G which was priced at $184 few months ago.
Pros: Fast Win7 Start-up, Price after rebate, Good for day-to-day usage
Summary: For the price, this ssd seems to be the best bang for your buck, and although I haven't gotten the BSOD errors that Sandforce controllers are known for I get these random freezes every so often. It freezes up everything for about 10-30 seconds each time, and it's completely random. Since the Crucial m4 was on sale (and apparently much more reliable) I went ahead with that.
Pros: - cheap, - fast
Cons: - mounting bracket only uses fine thread screws, which I just couldn't make work in my antec nine hundred, - randomly freezes (about every half hour)
Summary: Got two of this SSD and setup as RAID0 with the intension to replace the old single SATA2 SSD boot drive. One of this SSD died less than 2 weeks after setup the RAID0 with almost zero usage. Typical tweaks like no index for the SSD RAID0 did not save this SSD failing so soon. I have not migrate the OS to this RAID0 yet, but I have to go through the painful lengthly RMA process.
Pros: Low price mid range SATA3 SSD while on sale.
Cons: Async SSD and slower than high end SSD. Suggest to get a more reliable SSD than this one.