Summary: Got two of these for RAID0 setup. Was very happy for about 2-3 months when Windows7 started to blue-screen and finally refused to boot. I guess I am unlucky enough to get a bad drive? Trying to reach out to ADATA now...
Pros: Great price, Blazing speed, No moving parts, No Noise, Runs Cool.
Summary: The drive fried about 4 months after owning it. No reasonable explanation I can come to at this point. PC runs fine still with a new drive installed, this drive just kicked the bed. Have not been able to contact Adata for warranty replacement.
Pros: While installed the drive did improve my PC performance. I used it primarily as a Windows 7 OS drive. Was fairly easy to install and use.
Summary: maybe I can use it as a Photoshop scratch disc on my Macintosh... if they refuse to deal with me any more, I've been without a PC since January, and my tech guy really likes me seeing he has to reinstall Windows and take drives in and out, over and over.
Pros: Fast when it worked. I liked the 128MB cache and chip controller. USB connection if I wanted to take the drive with me.
Cons: Win 7 doesn't seem to like this drive at all. I've had 3 of them, the first one failed to firmware upgrade the second one wouldn't take the OS and crashed out(the tech people did a firmware upgrade on it before sending it out), the third one I got back today(instead off the S599 like they said th...
Pros: 2.5" allows it to be installed both laptops and desktops. USB port allows it to be used as (an expensive) removable drive.
Cons: ADATA has a screenshot on their product description page for the S596 right around 200 MB/s write speeds. They must have been using some voodoo or something because I'm only getting about 50 MB/s using the same benchmark in Win7 64 bit.
Summary: I will wait for the Samsung drives to come down is price, they have slightly slower read/writes and I/O, but they also make their own controller and much lower failure rates. On the other hand they are $$$.
Pros: Fast while it works, got it on sale.
Cons: Drive failed within 4-6 hours of use. I have other ADATA SSD that have given me no trouble at all so I grabbed this one on sale. I have a feeling it is something to do with the controller in this card. I was moving over the RMA period and they only do replacement only. Why would I want another on...
Summary: If you can't trust a hard drive not to lose and corrupt all your data, good speed is simply irrelevant. Don't waste your money on this junk.
Pros: Speedy read access, low price.
Cons: Unreliable. Dismounts and disappears while in use, losing data and (if used as a boot drive) crashing the system. If just used as a data drive, on heavy usage it simply vanishes, losing write data and corrupting files. Trust at your own peril!
Pros: None. For $85 and only 32gb it should have worked right out of the box. It didn't. It is a fussy little waste of money that I could only use with Default BIOS settings. For 85$ get a nice 1TB SATAII with a great working reputation.
Cons: So, If you plan to AMD OC or Core unlock, DO NOT GET THIS DRIVE. This HD is not detected when you turn on Core unlocking. It simply vanishes out of the IDE list. I tried all the manual SATA settings.. NADA! I have never spent 2 hours with the BIOS and SATA settings like i did with this. This is o...