Summary: Note that in my system, I made the fatal mistake of using this drive as a boot drive. I've gone through two of these drives in the last two years, and they all died pretty much the same way. One minute, I have a working drive.
Pros: Fast data transfer, low price
Cons: Very unreliable, no shock protection whatsoever.
Summary: I love SSDs, but this is my second one that has just died. The other was a different brand but even more popular. I always make sure I don't have anything vital on these drives now.
Pros: Fast, quiet, small...
Cons: Random BSODs for a couple months before finally giving up the ghost after about two years of use. RMA'd today. I need my drives to outlast my use of the box and so far SSDs have not done that. I always have a large secondary drive with my videos, pictures..etc. Not to mention backups to external ...
Summary: After the firmware update that came out in November of 2011 this drive has been flawless. No more blue screens. I highly recommend this drive.
Pros: Very Fast and will saturate a SATA II connection. Initially setup with SATA II and now I am on SATA III with full speed. So far it hasn't failed me. The case is made of metal and has a good feel of quality to it.
Cons: Random blue screens prior to the firmware update.
Summary: My final system: intel 2011 socket, core i7 3820, win7 64 bit, 16GB RAM, Gigabyte X79 UD3 mobo, GTX 560Ti, 2 of these ADATAs in raid0 on Intel X79 controller. First install with raid0 was unstable. I also tried these without raid with same problems.
Pros: Very fast. Stable after much difficulty, effort and tinkering.
Cons: Installation of software was not straight forward. SSD is unstable with normal install. Disk loses communication with operating system and drops out causing system crash.
Cons: Constant BSOD problems, completely disappears on reboot all the time. RMA'd for a new one which arrived yesterday. Tried it out today and it has the same problems as the last. Poor quality control from Adata on these SSDs. Will probably be sticking with OCZ or Samsung from now on.
Summary: Recently purchased the 240GB version of this drive before this one gave out. So far experiencing the same incredible speeds and the price for that drive was excellent as well. I still praise ADATA for their cheap but speedy drives.
Pros: Very Fast, excellent price/performance ratio. Easy to install.
Cons: Failed completely after 8 months. Unable to be detected in the bios of 3 separate computers on 3 of 6 gbs SATA ports or with 2 different external SATA to USB converters.
Pros: Sandforce based, so works extremely well in RAID configurations, due to the garbage collection. With one of these AS-SSD reports 480 MB/s sequential read. Pairing two in RAID-0 gives 930 MB/s. (This requires SATA-III of course).
Cons: Always make sure firmware is up to date. Early versions had stability issues.