Summary: Purchased two of them four years ago (for roughly the same price as they are sold today). Worked great for four years, although I would get occasional "Blue Screen of Death", which seemed to be related to those drives. Used in a Raid0 configuration as my boot drive, the performance was outstanding. Yesterday one of the two drives failed without warning. Completely dead, no way to communicate with the drive at all.
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. (Data drive for HTPC) Solid state should last longer. Next time I'll try a big name.
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.
Summary: I purchased my ADATA S599 drive in late October and had it running in my Windows 7 x64 system until yesterday. While it was operational I noticed faster transfer speeds and better Windows Experience Index for my system. I was happy with the drive's performance. Problems began when I tried to upgrade the drive to a newer firmware just released. The drive just wouldn't upgrade.
Trials and Tribulations of an SSD installation, (or if I only knew then what I know now)!
22 January 2011
Summary: Well this has surely been an experience. I bought this little guy to go into my "HP netbook", (mainly for it's supposed reduced power consumption and ruggedness - no plates to have to worry about being jostled- and admittedly, the supposed speed increase intrigued me as well). Well if there's a speed increase I can't tell it, (not in my everyday use anyway).