Summary: I got this drive for a laptop, created a factory image on it, and had a great time using it for about 3 weeks. Unfortunately, at the end of 3 weeks, it simply died. No error messages, no nothing - just will not be recognized by the bios anymore. I tried it in another computer as a non-boot drive, and tried to run some diagnostics, but I literally couldn't do ANYTHING to bring this to any sort of life.
Summary: I bought two of these and put it on my GA-X58A-UD3R v2.0, set it up on RAID0 and the speed is incredibly fast. My OS is Win7 x64. Very easy to set up. I got a 7.8 mark on the windows benchmark on the hdd item.
Summary: If this unit works for you good, but beware if you need to get any service from ADATA. They are extremely slow and their process is inadequate. Here's my story: I bought this unit to install in my Dell Laptop. Worked fine for two weeks then every time the laptop went to sleep it would crash the system on wake-up. Contacted ADATA for a RMA, took more than a week to get them to actually agree to a RMA.
Summary: This is the first SSD drive I have used in a system. It boots Windows 7 (64-bit) in less than 15 seconds, which is longer than my system takes to pass through the BIOS. I had no trouble installing the drive and loading Windows 7. But I have had some issues with this drive. I started getting the Windows BSOD about once every 3 or 4 days, each time my system would not find the ADATA drive until I powered off the system and restarted the system.
Summary: This will be the 4th Adata SSD I've purchased & they are great. I installed one on a 2 year old laptop & it boots into Windows 7 in about 12 seconds. I installed another one on a new Dell Vostro 230 & it boots into Windows 7 in about 10 seconds. Will definately purchase again !
Summary: So far this SSD has done exactly what I've needed. The only issue is that I couldn't use 128GB of memory. I would like to purchase one with at least double the capacity, but this one does for now. I'd rather have enough info backed up in case of a failure, than none because I wanted it all.
Worked great for a week. Not working after two weeks.
E. Mahlin, Amazon
10 April 2011
Summary: I was using this strictly as a drive to run games that had long load times (e.g. Crysis 2). I had it plugged into an Intel ICH10R sata2 port on a ex58-ud5r motherboard. After the second week of use, I noticed an error message during bios bootup about it not responding to start commands. Since the disk still worked, I didn't think much of it since the drive worked in Windows 7. I assumed it was something to do with it being a ssd, and that I just never noticed it before.
Summary: I've been using this in a new PC for a little over 3 months now without a bit of trouble. My Windows 7 experience index is 7.6 for hard drive data transfer rate (max score available is 7.9). If you've never used a solid state hard drive before you will be absolutely amazed. This one in particular is an excellent value by several measures - cost per GB, cost per IOPs, and read/write performance.
Summary: I bought this SSD drive because of [...] reviews. However, this SSD drive released a firmware update on 1/4/2011 that very few consumers can install. ADATA omitted a number of key settings that are required before an update can be done. After following those changes, the firmware update failed repeatedly. My cumputer would often freeze-up. After making repeated calls to ADATA about this problem, they wanted me to ship the drive to them.