Pros: This drive is great for the price, Reliable and really can perform for an OS drive. I have owned mine for 4+ years and bought it from our local shop. However I feel the review on here would be helpful. They update their firmware quite often and keep it up to date.
Cons: I did have my first one fail. However it was replaced and ran 100% since then. It failed on the first day with such a minor error that I almost didnt find it.
Summary: This device truly unlocks the potential of my tri core processor with 4 gigs of ddr2 ram. I love it. The only down side is the complexity of having to store info between two hard drives due to it's small size. My Microsoft office products won't even function on the other drive. I am fairly technologically savvy, just have not had time to figure out why yet. Overall I highly recommend this hard drive.
Summary: No complaints here so far. This is running as an OS drive in a multi-boot system along side OCZ Vertex 3 SSDs. This ADATA isn't quite as fast, but it is fast enough, and for the price, that's fine with me. Since SSDs are coming down in price, you may even be able to score one of these for even less than I paid.
Pros: Drive is cheap, and stable. Which is always good. The bracket was nice for use in the desktop I built. Overall, the thing is worth the money.(I got it for like 100 bucks)
Cons: The only con I could say, is that the drive didn't perform at the listed 500ish MB/s Only maxxed out at around 350, so thats slightly disappointing, my Force GT hits 500+. But like I said, the price is right on this drive.
Summary: Bottom line... I'm now getting closer to the speeds I was hoping for (in Raid 0) given price per performance.
Pros: Getting close to advertised speeds with (2) ssd drives set to Raid 0 on Asus's Jmicron Sata2 controller. Using HD Tune Pro: Read = 523MB/s Write=477 MB/s. Using Crytal Disk Mark Pro: Read=393MB/s Write=203MB/s
Cons: Asus Rampage III Formula - Marvell 9128 Sata3 controller < Jmicron Sata II controller. Not sure if its the SSD's or the motherboard...or something else beyond my knowlege...Nevertheless it shouldn't be this difficult to figure out. A single SSD still falls short of advertised speeds (for me anyway).
Summary: I have an MS-7548 (Aspen) motherboard with which I had a lot of trouble. A fresh windows 7 pro install would boot up perfectly twice than it would be close to impossible to make it boot. I ended up updating the bios to 5.13 from HP website and the boot problems seem to have dimished. However they didn't disappear. In order to boot easily, I have to keep a windows 7 repair cd in my drive when the computer boots.
Pros: Very fast drive. Windows 7 boots under 30 seconds both on sata II and sata III for me. Kubuntu 11.04 booted in around 5 seconds. Easy install on new motherboards. (I tested it with a GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5) Windows index : 7.2 on SATA II and 7.8 on SATA III No problem once you're in your OS.
Cons: Depending on your motherboard, you might have to fight a lot to get anything booting more than twice in a row. Adata tech support didn't give me much immediate solution since they say this drive is just 2 months old and there's no firmware update or anything else. They've offered RMA though and clearly explained how to ask for it.
Summary: I unplugged the laptop removed the battery and press the power button to remove any "residual energy" (or whatever the proper term is). After reconnecting the power the drive was recognized. I'm using this drive in a month old Sandy Bridge business laptop. I've had this drive for less than for days when it happened. I cannot afford to risk my work. If this happens again I would have to RMA.
Pros: It's fast blah, blah, blah!
Cons: I experience one of the notorious BSOD/Drive not recognized bugs. Everything when from not responding to automatic reboot and then the drive was not recognized.
Summary: When buying your first SSD, be sure to read up on what all the terms mean and all the alpha terms such as MLC. By doing this, assuming your brain see things like mine, you will have a lot more information to make your decision. These drives are improving so fast its almost hard to keep up if you are not a daily computer user that reads about hardware components. One other thing, don't buy the latest and greatest if your computer does not even support the drives specs.
Pros: Solid drive that seems to do what it says it will.
Cons: I left the 5th egg out mainly based on the fact that other name brand drives that have the same specs but also have Sand Force technology that sell for less than this drive. Ran outta room in "other", but wanted to let you know the numbers and time frames are basic to just get the point across. So keep that in mind if you read it.