Summary: Gave me 5 good years and then crapped the bed yesterday. Controller apparently died as it no longer shows upas a drive with any interface . Sort of painful since it was the OS. The 1T drive sitting next to it is still kicking along and it got most of the work.
Summary: I had issues with this drive being picked up in the BIOS from the beginning. Neither ADATA or my PC manufacturer could help with this issue. At about 12 months of use I started getting BSOD about twice a month. At 15 months the drive is simple unrecognizable by any system.
Pros: Fast, cool, low power consumption.
Cons: Just doesn't last. Died after 15 months of low use.
Pros: It's a SSD. Reads and writes are off the charts but I never noticed a significant boot time difference between this and my 10000 RPM raptor.
Cons: Like previous owners stated, my mobo will simply choose not to see it on boot-ups. Not only that but coming out of Sleeps can be touchy. I've had multiple BSODs because this thing doesn't want to play nice when waking up. Lastly, you'll fill it up faster than you think. Its been over a year and a...
Summary: Second product to go bad from adata, no bueno on their part. I also received a DOA stick of ram that I have yet to return for warranty, I guess I will now that this has gone as well.
Pros: Fast when it did work, never had any issues with it until it decided to go south on me.
Cons: I tried formatting it and wiping it multiple times, nothing works. It worked just fine until I put it in my PS3 to replace the cruddy 40gb one. It loaded everything fine the first time and the second time I powered my PS3 on it was dead.
Summary: After I get this thing RMA'd, I'm not sure if I'll trust using it as my boot drive again. At least with a normal hard drive you can usually tell by the noises it makes when it is going to fail (so you know when you'd better make a clone of your drive). With SSDs there is no warning at all.
Pros: Great performance for the price
Cons: Reliability. My A-Data SSD failed after 5 months with no warning at all.
Summary: This is an amazing product, assuming these crashes aren't a recurring problem. I have had no less then 6 drives over the years and I have never had a single drive crash on me until now. Especially not after 1 week of infrequent use. P.S.
Pros: Extremely fast drives. Works extremely well in RAID0. Installed Windows 7 Ultimate off a slip-streamed USB drive from start to finish in under 13 minutes.
Cons: I received two of these drives for a RAID0 Configuration. The performance was initially amazing, however, after about a week of use one of the raid0 member drives crashed to hardware failure screen. BIOS no longer recognizes the drive and I had to restore from backup to a single drive solution. C...
Summary: Even with the horrendous reboot issue, I'm still probably going to keep it. It is installed in a laptop so I can't always use "sleep", but as long as I use "sleep" as much as possible instead of a full power-down, the problem doesn't bother me too much.
Pros: Very fast when it works. Around 200 read and 200 write based on ATTO large files. Upgraded from a 5400rpm laptop drive and the difference is night and day- browser opens instantly, and even microsoft word is instant (that used to take at least 5-8 seconds!)
Cons: Disappears from bios EVERY reboot. Sometimes it takes 3 reboots to get it recognized, and sometimes it takes 10. My record is 24 reboots until my computer could actually boot. I've updated the firmware to the most recent version and it has not helped one bit.
Cons: I bought this SSD in March. Lately from time to time Windows reboots and when the system restarts it cannot detect the drive. I need to try a few times until it finally works. I will be contacting tech support now so hopefully I can get a new one.
Summary: I have had a couple blue screens since I installed this drive when trying to do certain things. Windows is faster loading. I would love to see how the firmware upgrade could help but unfortunately it will not detect a drive.
Pros: Fast, small, less heat and noise, less power draw
Cons: The Firmware Upgrade Tool is a joke. Support is a joke as well. I sent them a support request and heard nothing. The Firmware Upgrade Tool reports "No Drive Found". I unhooked everything else in the system that was SATA and yes, my BIOS is set to AHCI and has been since I installed this drive.
Summary: A follow-up, four-star review will be forthcoming if a firmware update ever fixes the sleep issue.
Pros: Fast and so far reliable when issues are worked around (see cons).
Cons: When used as a boot drive, this will, of course, reliably crash your computer on wakeup from sleep. Latest firmware (3.4.6 I believe) and drivers as of May 2011. I have had no such problems using it as a secondary drive. This is pretty intolerable, as most people, including myself, buy SSDs inten...